Archives for July 2015

The Role of a Volunteer Force When Leading Safety-Culture Change

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: No matter how good a leader you are you cannot undertake and lead a safety-culture change by yourself. That’s one of the reasons we started with the “guiding coalition.” But ownership of the culture change can’t be left there either. It must go beyond the framers of […]

Tree Cutting Before Health and Safety

If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? …Wait, where are their hardhats? #TBT #BeforeHealthandSafety   

Avoid Safety Breaches

Avoid Safety Breaches: Health and Safety Executive reports on their investigation where they found that there was no suitable edge protection or other appropriate safety measures in place at a window cleaning company. Don’t let this happen to you!

The Role of Communication When Leading Safety-Culture Change

One goal of any safety-culture change is to gain a shared commitment from all levels of employees in the organization to embrace and internalize the vision.  Often, though, that communication gets lost in translation from level to level. Because it’s often under-communicated, and because there are still so many other pressing things on the table, […]

Summer Safety In 5 Minutes or Less

Happy Friday! If you have 5 minutes to spare, lend your attention to this summer safety video. Doing so will save you a trip to the emergency room,