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Creating the Safety Trust

In Oklahoma when someone only talks about something they are going to do we describe them as, “All hat and no cows.”  In my case, all talk and no pig pen.  When I was in the 8th grade and… Continue reading

Who Is Responsible for Safety? Frustrated by Frequent Flyers

Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth. _ Ruth McKenney

What does it mean to be “accident prone?”  One definition is “to be involved in an inordinate number of, or frequently involved in accidents.”  Are you “accident… Continue reading

Summer Safety Success for You and Your Family

This summer can become a great memory or a terrible tragedy.  Research shows that the more families will create some wonderful memories while some will experience tragic accidents on the road to and from vacation.  I would like to take… Continue reading

Journey to a Safe Successful Workplace

Change in economic times can create havoc and lead business leaders to cut back on the most important aspect of productivity:  safety.

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. ~ Alfred… Continue reading

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