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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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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

How to Screw-up a Safety Observation

Many years ago when safety observations began in modern industry, observers trained like robots would walk up to someone performing a job and ask, “Is there anything you can do to make this job safer?”  Immediately the person being observed… Continue reading

Where are we and how do we get there?

It is not uncommon for a client to ask me how long it will take to develop a positive safety culture.  My answer is, it depends.  What executives and management are really asking is, “what will it cost” but that’s… Continue reading

Leaders Who Listen for Safety Sake

Listening skills are some of the most important elements of great leaders.  When working with leaders I am amazed at the amount of time they spend telling people what to do.  I know coming from someone who speaks to thousands… Continue reading

Holiday Hazards

Well my friends, it is Thanksgiving Week in the United States.   I would like to take a few moments to encourage you to recognize, evaluate, and control the holiday hazards.  To begin with, lets consider the obvious hazards:

  1. Driving to… Continue reading