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Leading and Learning Through Safety
20 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
Episode 99 - Reduction In Safety
What does it say about an organization that reduces most of its safety people? That's what we chat about in this week's podcast.
20 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Episode 98 - Early Career Training
This week we look at the impact of training on the lives of new employees
20 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
Episode 97 - Safety Transparency
The key to building trust in a safety system in the willingness to be vulnerable. That means having a transparent system that welcomes improvement.
20 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
Episode 96 - Emergency Prepardness
A news story from late 2022 brought up some good points about being prepared for emergencies and how learning and education are a big part of being ready.
20 minutes | Dec 22, 2022
Episode 95 - Looking ahead to 2023
In this episode, we chat about what I think 2023 will bring along with some holiday safety tips
20 minutes | Dec 16, 2022
Episode 94 - 2022. A year in review
This episode has me taking a look back and the good and bad of 2022 from a safety and people perspective
20 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
Episode 93 - Risk Perception
When our team performs work that varies from high to low risk, we have to assure that they stay calibrated to the real risk. It is easy to think of the relative risk rather than the actual risk of the work being performed.
20 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
Episode 92 - Child Labor Violations
This week, a news story about child labor and safety violations leads to another discussion about managing contractors. From an HR and Safety standpoint, there is so much wrong with the entire situation. We chat more about these findings and all the checks and balances that should be in place.
19 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Episode 91 Contractor Compliance
Continuing on from last week . . . I found a new news story that continues to demonstrate that there dramatic changes that need to happen to help reduce SIF in the construction industry.
20 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Episode 90 Contractor Evaluation
A news story about a contractor that continually puts their team at risk starts the conversation about holistic leadership and contactor management.
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Episode 89 - Whistleblower
This week we chat about a whistleblower claim that was settled by OSHA in which two people received damages and their jobs back. HR and HSE are about fair and consistent communication. Aligning our team and our organization with goals and tasks is easier said than done. This week, we explore more about alignment, clarity, and documentation
22 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
Episode 88 Respiratory Controls
There was a new story about a workplace death from a respiratory issue that was not covered by OSHA regulations. What do we do when we encounter hazards that are new, not regulated, or do not have strong research yet? Sometimes, we have to find a new way to think about hazards and controls.
20 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Ep87 Risk Rationale
What is it that drives someone to accept more risk than they normally would? Stress can be a key indicator or risk acceptable. We talk more about that in this episode
20 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
EP 86 Continued Communication
Communication in the workplace can seem like an overwhelming exercise. So many people, so many needs, so many forms. We can as leaders learn to control the message and help focus our communication to be more effective.
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Episode 85 - Communication Complexity
This week we talk about motivation. Motivation begins with good communication. Are there ways that we can better communicate to our teams to help create the motivation needed to work safely?
20 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Episode 84 - The Values of Safety Leadership
A headline about OSHA caught my attention this week and leads to a discussion on real leadership and how it had a direct effect on safety. As the next generations are focused on organizational values, there could be a real turning point in tolerance for workplace harm.
20 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
Episode 83 - OSHA Penalties for Emergency Management
This week, we start things off by talking about safety systems and how they can be intimidating but should not be. We then transition to a local news story about OSHA penalties for emergency management.
20 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Episode 82 - It Just Happens
Temperatures are still high, so we talk about hot weather precautions. Then in the second half, we look at a news story where safety really is just a sense of luck.
21 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Episode 81 - Talking about Training
I found a headline this week about a fatality. The lack of training on many fronts led to this terrible incident. We chat about the necessity of training and how we can reflect on the continuous improvement cycle of safety education.
21 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Episode 80: When is a Hazard not a Hazard
This week we dive deeper into the OSHA Heat Stress law-making process and some of the principles that could come from the data gathering. As we explore the heat stress, the idea of a hazard becoming part of the culture emerges. How long does it take for an organizational culture to accept a hazard as just part of the work? How do you engage and empower your workforce to reset expectations and talk about those hazards? These topics and more in this week's podcast
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