Archives for March 2012

Managing Your A Players: The ABCs of Safety Leadership

In our last Recordable INSIGHTS we talked about the importance of differentiating your employees in terms of their willingness and ability to “get on board” with your safety leadership culture.  It’s tempting for a new or untrained supervisor or manager to blur these distinctions and manage everyone in just the same way.  In fact, I’ve […]

A Case Study on Safety Culture

I like this a lot, especially because of the safety culture concepts it reinforces.  I’m referring to an article that appeared last month on the EHS Today website.  It’s an article written by a safety culture practitioner (also an ES&H manager) at Bechtel, a construction industry giant.  The author points out (for all the right […]

Managing the ABCs of Safety Leadership

In our last Recordable INSIGHTS we looked at ways to build employee engagement in order to build a better safety leadership.  In addition to engagement, however, it’s important to differentiate among your employees in terms of their willingness and ability to “get on board,” adopt a safety culture, and perform at high levels.  One of […]

New Research on Ideal Shift Length

Recent studies on the ideal shift length for law-enforcement officers–among whom sleep problems prevail–have shown that 10-hour shifts are probably better than 8-hour shifts in terms of their long-term benefits:  Officers tend to get more sleep and work fewer overtime hours when working 10-hour shifts. As might be expected, officers working 12-hour shifts reported higher […]

Better Engagement for Better Safety Ownership

One of the key factors for building a safety culture is ensuring employee engagement.  Employee Engagement can be defined as a state of mind in which an employee: (1) finds purpose and satisfaction in their work, (2) has positive feelings about the organization, its values and its goals, (3) puts discretionary (or non-mandatory) effort into […]