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Safety Topics was developed to provide safety meeting topics for organizations that are targeting zero injuries in their workplace. Safety awareness is a key factor in preventing injuries and Safety Topics is here to help. If you are a supervisor, manager or safety specialist in your company, finding safety topics to present to your workforce can be a time consuming task, save time by using safety topics written by Carl Potter.

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Who Has a Poor Behavioral Safety Attitude?

In my work I am constantly meeting folks who insist that they are safe.  In fact, because of this type of behavioral safety attitude I wrote the book, I Am Safe!  Please don’t misunderstand my motive in writing this;… Continue reading

People Getting Hurt on the Job is Still a Problem

With all the support programs and smart people involved in the world of industrial safety you would think that people getting hurt on the job would not be a regular happening.  Certainly we have seen many reductions through improved methods,… Continue reading

Bearing the Weight of Safety Leadership

You may say, “What I say or do doesn’t matter”, but you would be wrong.  If you don’t realize or believe that you are an influence to those around you it just means you are asleep at the wheel.  Who… Continue reading

Workplace Violence: A Grim Reminder

It is always tough to hear about senseless loss of life.  Recently on August 26, 2015, it seemed even more difficult to know that a murderer shot two former co-workers while they were at work, broadcasting live from a location… Continue reading

Attitude is Still Number 1: Responsible and Safe

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes.  That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

In the world of safety, attitude still tops the list of “most… Continue reading

Getting to ZERO: One Task at a Time

American industry is still trying to come to grips with hitting ZERO injuries in the workplace.  More than 10 years ago I began my own campaign of keynote speeches, and leadership seminars and workshops feeling like Don Quixote.  Continually running… Continue reading

Growing Into a Safer, More Valuable Employee

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.

~ C.S. Lewis

The history of safety is an interesting study in continuity and change.  Safety has… Continue reading

Coaching as a Leadership Role:

Improve Safety, Job Performance, and Career Growth for a Thriving Workplace.

By Carl Potter, CSP,CMC,CFII

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

When someone is injured in… Continue reading

Is Your Attitude Hazardous to Your Health?

Why does a worker make the decision to bypass a safeguard, take a shortcut or not wear personal protective equipment? Such unsafe behavior often leads to injury – to the employee or someone else. A safety director in a utility… Continue reading

What’s in the Bucket? (A Common Workplace Hazard)

I’m in a lot of client sites with the work that I do with my Hazard Recognition and Control Workshop.  Lately I have noticed that many workplaces are using Folgers® Coffee cans to store things other than coffee.  Not… Continue reading