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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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Communicating Safety: Responding Positively to a Negative Issue

We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.

 – Anonymous

When it comes to safety rules you cannot always have things your way. And, it’s possible you may not be correct in your thinking.  From time to… Continue reading

Another word about safety briefings…

Safety briefings are important for success in anything we do because it gives us a mental picture of what is going to be happening.  This is true for sports, outdoor activities, and work safety.  When I was working in the… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Presenting Safety Concepts

You might have an opportunity to present safety concepts at a safety meeting, job briefing, or tailgate talk.  Presenting is the act of trying to influence others’ thinking to provoke action or behavioral change.  As a professional speaker, I am… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Working Through Issues with Others

Safety is not difficult to figure out on paper.  If you take human emotions and opinions out of an industrial site and just have logical machines that operate without fail and do exactly what they are designed to do, nobody… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Listening for Success

As a professional speaker there is an old saying, “We are not professional listeners.”  My wife Deb would be the first to verify that point and has many times in nearly 30 years of marriage.  I do work at improving… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: I Need a Little Help Here

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. – W.H. Auden

Sometimes it is really hard for us to ask for help, even when it comes to safety. … Continue reading

There is No Magic Safety Bullet

Many times I see clients change the mode for creating a safe workplace because they just attended a safety conference where they experienced a cool “new” way to approach their goal.  It is always well meaning and never done with… Continue reading

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