We had an incident in which an employee got his hand stuck in a piece of equipment and was seriously injured. As a result, we developed a process on how to use equipment properly. We went through every job safety analysis (JSA) for every piece of equipment. If the foreman didn’t sign off for you, […]
Worker Safety Attitudes
What are you doing to encourage employees to be motivated about safety? The final step (after adding motivators and neutralizing demotivators) to build safety motivation is recognizing those who are going above and beyond. Here’s a positive experience I witnessed: Leadership supported safety A company with 70 locations had one that was not only their […]
One of those so-called reality shows takes too cavalier an attitude about safety, according to a blogger in the general media. If that’s the case, we want to take the issue one step further: Do the media’s messages harm attempts to increase workplace safety?
As a safety pro, you want to see workers have a certain level of confidence in their job duties, but overconfidence – the kind that leads employees to think they can ignore safety rules – can lead to trouble. When workers are so overconfident in their skill level at a specific job task, they can easily make […]
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The focus at my company right now is on EHS cultural excellence, and a lot of it deals with coaching and teaching the leadership on the softer side of our profession. A two-second handshake has been scientifically proven to create two hours of human relation. As EHS leaders, how important is it for us to…
I was once hired to work for a company that was besieged with deep and serious safety issues. Their OSHA recordables were very high – four times the industry average at that time. To solve this problem, I knew I’d need a clearer picture of the situation before I could map the road to a…