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Ergonomics Management: Plan it Out

If you have been pay9ing attention to this blog over the last couple of years, I have been spending some legitimate time and blog space about safety leadership and ergonomics. There is a reason - I think these two areas are the most vital to a successful safety environment and safety culture. One is more metaphysical, [...]

2017-08-10T10:41:06+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Ergonomics Management: Necessary Elements

Ergonomics is a thing. You can see with the funky keyboards, special chairs and desks in office spaces all around the world. But for those who know anything about ergonomics and safety culture, the equipment itself doesn't mitigate injuries or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)  it takes a full safety program, or system, to ensure the ergonomics [...]

2017-08-07T13:13:40+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Ergonnomics Management: About ISO 45001

As we all know, safety (unfortunately) doesn't just happen.While humans are advanced of monkeys and can be trained and coached, they are not robots. They do make mistakes and sometimes do things that are unsafe, even if they know they are unsafe. Because of that relative unpredictability, safety always has to be managed. To help [...]

2017-07-31T15:50:15+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Step Up in Safety: What Makes an Effective Leader?

Eddie Greer is very interested in finding and cultivating safety leaders in any organization. How do I know? He wrote an entire article about it in a recent issue of Professional Safety magazine. No one takes the time to do that unless he or she is passionate about the topic. and there is reason to [...]

2017-07-24T13:53:18+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Step Up in Safety: Lead, Not Manage

Are safety officers leaders, or managers? What about supervisors? Managers? Are thy also leaders, or are they more managers? Do we even dare ask about the C-suite? We can admit it, in many ways managing is a bit easier than leading. But the latter is more needed when it comes to safety in a workplace. [...]

2017-07-24T11:16:38+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Read About Safety Leadership

One of the keys to success that is talked about in many circles is to read and learn - a lot. The amount of success can be correlated to the voraciousness of reading non-fiction books, whether they are historical, biographical, self-improvement, financial or business books. In safety, having leadership is a secret to success. The [...]

2017-07-17T12:28:51+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Safety Matters|

Louise Vallee: A Convo About Women in OSH

Recently, Professional Safety magazine did a quick question-and-answer profile about Louise Vallee, who is serving as chairman of the mentorship program led by the ASSE Women in Safety Engineering Common Interest Group. As you might imagine, safety engineering is one of those fields that you can say is male-dominant. Women have made some inroads in the last [...]

2017-07-17T10:56:26+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Safety Matters|

Safety Snippets: Lack of Results, and Ample Resources

Those who have been loyal to this blog, you know what is post is about. For those who are relatively new, I welcome you to a Safety Snippet blog post. These are a recurring theme here, as short news items of importance to safety professionals come across my desk, and individual items are not long [...]

2017-07-10T16:13:32+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Safety Matters|