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Strategies for Reducing Uncertainty in Decision-Making

To effectively manage risk, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals must understand the meaning of risk, opportunity, and uncertainty. These three variables are closely related yet different, and OSH professionals must address them together to reduce uncertainty in decision-making. What is Risk? Risk has different definitions and meanings depending on the context. A general description [...]

2022-04-11T10:04:28-06:00April 11th, 2022|Business, Leadership, Risk|

How Using Soft Skills Can Improve Workplace Safety Compliance

Organizations are making a huge shift from a compliance-driven approach to a more respectful method that uses soft skills when instructing and reprimanding employees. Managers learn these skills and practice them to form stronger connections with their teams. Leading your team in a calm and healthy manner using soft skills creates an environment of effective [...]

2022-03-03T10:57:11-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Compliance, Employee Wellbeing, Leadership|

Emerging Technologies To Mitigate Construction Safety Hazards

In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry had a monthly average of 350,000 job openings and 400,000 hires. The problem in the construction industry is not related to hiring individuals. Rather, it lies in keeping them safe and productive.  A staggering one-fifth of U.S. workplace fatalities are associated with the construction industry. That [...]

2022-02-02T13:35:11-07:00February 2nd, 2022|Construction Safety, Safety Matters, Workplace Safety|

Preventing Psychological Injuries at Work

As human beings, people have two identities: individual identity and social identity. The link between these two identities is deeply connected, which is why it is so important to promote a psychologically safe workplace. When employees are exposed to psychological hazards in their social life at work, it is easy to see the profound impacts [...]

2022-01-04T13:33:58-07:00January 3rd, 2022|Employee Wellbeing, Psychological Safety|

Authentic Relationships Increase Safety and Performance

There is a significant shift in how organizations define and approach improved employee performance. Tomorrow’s work cultures will be focusing on well-being first as a catalyst to improved safety, health, and achievement. A gradual shift in business practices requires daily micropractices to produce personal transformation and lasting organizational change. One of these micropractices is authenticity. [...]

2021-11-30T12:21:28-07:00November 30th, 2021|Employee Wellbeing, Leadership|

Micropractice Leadership: Building Awareness and Promoting Psychological Safety

Leader micropractices, or micro-actions, take five minutes or less to implement. Some take no more than five seconds. Executing these small practices or actions is simple, improves connections, and makes a considerable impact on the wellbeing of individuals and teams. Even a short and meaningful “thank you” goes a long way to developing better relationships. [...]

2021-11-02T22:27:02-06:00November 2nd, 2021|Leadership|

Dealing With Contractor & Employer Non-Compliance

The consequences of non-compliant contractors are significant. Learning how to deal with contractor non-compliance can prevent a disastrous safety, financial, and legal burden on the employer. When non-compliance occurs, proper communication with the contractor is necessary to address the issue and uncover the deeper cause to prevent repeat offenses. Contractor non-compliance can be prevented to [...]

2021-10-01T11:13:07-06:00October 1st, 2021|Compliance, Safety Matters, workplace|

Four Ways to Create Change in the Workplace with Lasting Results

By Barbara Semeniuk, 2020 Creating change in the workplace can be exciting to some; however, intimidating to others. While some leaders can develop great ideas for change, they may not always have an effective plan for implementing those changes. New technologies and industry trends in an organization create the need for new processes that require [...]

2021-01-08T13:11:29-07:00January 8th, 2021|Newsletter|
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