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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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Safety Leadership Willful Act: Nefarious or Not

Sometimes confusion exists concerning the willful act of either creating an unsafe condition at work, putting workers in an unsafe condition, allowing an unsafe condition, or flagrantly disregarding an unsafe condition or act.  In my opinion all could be considered… Continue reading

Step Into Safety

In recent weeks, I have talked to many people at presentations who are telling me that they are seeing people engaging in safety efforts like never before.  For many years safety was what we did because OSHA made us do… Continue reading

Be Careful Not to Fall Down on Safety

Falling down in safety is usually considered one of the leading causes of injury on jobs.  In a big-box retailer falling down from tripping or slipping on the floor is a leading cause of injury.  On construction sites people fall… Continue reading

Safety Entrapment: Keep Calm and Safety On!

Do you ever feel trapped by safety?  I know this sounds funny coming from a guy in my position, but many tell me this without referring to themselves as “trapped.”  There are a lot of rules, regulations, best practices, and… Continue reading

Making Work Safe and Agreeing to Disagree

Have you been to that safety meeting when argument ensues about how to make work safe?  One person or group of people say, “We have done it this way for years and nobody has got hurt!”  The other person or… Continue reading

Safety Critical Elements: Check, and Double-Check

There are just a few conditions that if left unchecked can lead to a serious outcome. What are these for your work team?

This past week here in Oklahoma a young lady lost her life skydiving.  Preliminary questioning leads all… Continue reading

What! Focus on Safety?! Really?!!

Every time the news comes on we are faced with another horrific act in the world that takes lives and causes unrest.  Personnel are asked to conduct business and focus on not getting hurt.  With all the crazy stuff happening,… Continue reading

Safety Leadership: Speak-up, Speak Straight But, Think Before You Speak

When leadership avoids the obvious issues, followers lose confidence in leadership.  Leaders must be slow to speak and take time to consider how their words will be received.  Moreover, we must all practice patience before we speak.
When a leader… Continue reading

Who Is Responsible for Safety Morale? Part 1 – Executives: Safety Starts at the Top

It is not unusual for me to hear from people throughout an organization from the top executive to the functional level say that safety morale needs improvement. What do they mean?

Let’s begin by understanding what morale is.  According to… Continue reading

Contract Employer and Host Employers… Who is Responsible for Safety?

by Carl Potter, CSP

It used to be that corporations with high-risk (to employees) environments would hire a contractor to conduct work to reduce their exposure to increased injuries on certain jobs – those days are gone.  In today’s business environment it is… Continue reading