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Chase Perfection, But Embrace Improvement

Chase Perfection, But Embrace Improvement

Years ago, our company was brought in by a large, industrial client (we’ll call them ABC) to help them improve their safety culture. ABC had been around for decades and was continually growing. However, this growth brought with it some challenges: ABC was producing, but its safety numbers were declining. They had recently suffered a significant safety event and this became their catalyst for wanting change.

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5 Questions to Drive Change

5 Questions to Drive Change

New year, new you! You let things slide a little over the holidays and now it’s time to buckle down and start improving your life. What better time to start than the beginning of a new year?

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Using safety as a tool or a weapon?

Using safety as a tool or a weapon?

I’m no anthropologist, but I imagine our ancestors didn’t make much of a distinction between tools and weapons. Their available resources were limited so most implements probably served both purposes. They used their same favorite rock to crack open a coconut or their rival’s noggin. That flat, sharp-edged rock was probably used for skinning a pelt as well as hunting or defending the clan. That rock was both a tool and a weapon.

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Is it a Present or a Problem?

Is it a Present or a Problem?

We often think that bringing up a deficiency or concern is giving supervision a present, and in many ways it is. You are handing them the gift of knowledge about something that needs to be improved. 

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15 tips for Thanksgiving turkey frying safety

15 tips for Thanksgiving turkey frying safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association: deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Here are 15 tips to ensure you and your family enjoy your tasty Thanksgiving fried turkey:

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Are you condoning risky behaviors?

Are you condoning risky behaviors?

Recently, I was in a workshop at a safety conference where the presenter was talking about how organizations can contribute to errors and accidents. He was describing some specific scenarios where it appears the worker was “set up” to make a mistake: The worker was given faulty equipment or an inaccurate procedure or wasn’t given critical information. 

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3 Tips for Giving Positive Reinforcement to your Crews

3 Tips for Giving Positive Reinforcement to your Crews

There is a lot to say about positive reinforcement and this space is limited. However, I want to bring up one point before we get to the tips. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “They get their positive reinforcement every two weeks when their paycheck hits the bank.” Yes, that is an important reward for a job well done, but here’s the problem with thinking it’s all you need.

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3 Keys to Performance Improvement

3 Keys to Performance Improvement

Your workers can marginally improve with practice and repetition, but to get great results you need to have a complete strategy: Give them the right tools, teach them how to use them, and make the work environment more conducive to success.

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5 tips to Better Communicate with Millennials

5 tips to Better Communicate with Millennials

Since the dawn of time, I imagine the older generation has looked at the younger generation and assumed they couldn’t relate to them. “Look at those entitled kids. When I was growing up I had to wait for a lightning strike if I wanted fire. Now kids can just conjure up fire any ol’ time. I tell ya, they don’t know how good they have it.”

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