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Jan 27, 2020

Psychological Safety

Why do employees sometimes remain silent when they should speak up? Do they fear consequences or repercussions? Do they feel like new ideas won't be considered without an onslaught of criticism about its inherent risks, a barrage of demands for a detailed project plan, or an insistence on immediate proof of...


Jan 19, 2020

Kris Paronto

In this podcast episode, I take a break from the technical topics to which my readers and podcast listeners are accustomed. I wanted to interview someone from outside normal safety circles, someone that can bring a unique perspective on the values we want to hold as safety professionals: integrity, honesty,...


Jan 13, 2020

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RegInfo.gov for Safety Reg Agenda

OSHA has a decent list of regulatory agenda items. While I don't want to go through them all, I do want to highlight five that I think are particularly impactful. Safety professionals always need to be looking ahead at what is coming so we can prepare our employers, update any programs, which...


Jan 3, 2020

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Safety in 2020

2019 - It was a year of change and growth for me, both personally and professionally: new partnerships, new professional connections, conferences.

The podcast growth was significant last year - it has been growing exponentially year over year since the start, but last year it saw a lot of...


Dec 13, 2019

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Accountability in Safety

Are concepts like "responsibility" and "being held accountable" viewed negatively by your employees? Most likely, it's because leaders have tried to mandate responsibility from the top down. But that's not how responsibility works.

People are intrinsically motivated to fulfill their...