Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 4

Much of my career has been focused on two primary types businesses: Startups and Turnarounds. A company has just opened and needs someone to write the programs, perform the training, and create sustainability has many of the same challenges as a company that admits to not having robust safety systems and has a deep desireContinue reading “Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 4”

Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 3

In the first two posts of this topic, I discussed the fact that a good safety system comes at the expense of hard work. Just like any habit or cultural change, it takes time, effort, and desire. I have never found the silver bullet approach to create a sustainable safety program. Simply stated, a robustContinue reading “Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 3”

Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 2

During my time as a safety professional, I have come to the conclusion that there are no easy routes to create a safety culture. There are so many gimmicks, sales pitches, online programs, and consultants that try to sell the easy safety approach. “Decrease recordability by 35% each year” or “The method of behavior basedContinue reading “Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 2”

Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 1

Coming up in the fall, I attend my first weekend long seminar to begin the process of writing my PhD thesis. I am a little behind in taking this first class, but that’s what life will do to you. I am both excited and nervous about this first deep dive into the process of researchingContinue reading “Compassion, Consistentcy, and Continuous Improvement: Part 1”

Example of a Task Hazard Analysis

There are many ways to perform a pre-job safety brief. The best method is a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP). This method creates a formal documented way to performing the job, the PPE required, and steps necessary to perform that work. An SOP works best with a routine job where the safest method has been previousContinue reading “Example of a Task Hazard Analysis”

Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 7

This is the final post in regards to the the safety typology based on Baumrind, Maccoby, and Martin’s parenting styes. This posting will be shorter than the rest because it focuses on the high programs and high behaviors typology of Authoritative. This the goal of any parent/organization. There are high expectations along with high supportContinue reading “Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 7”

Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 6

In these post, I am exploring how an organization would look based on high and low criteria of behaviors and programs. I find the outcomes to be very similar to the parenting typologies of Baumrind, Maccoby, and Martin. This time I review the opposite approach of the authoritarian typology, indulgent. This is a safety environmentContinue reading “Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 6”

Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 5

This is a continuation of the thought experiment in the consideration of what does an organization look like based on two criteria, behaviors and programs. To make the process simpler, the goal was to view the process that an organization has either high or low behaviors and programs. This gives four options for how theContinue reading “Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 5”

Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 4

These sets of posts started with the idea that a safety system has both behaviors and programs. The idea is to categorize what a system would look like if either were high or low. At the same time, I was in a developmental psychology course and started to see how there were similarities in theContinue reading “Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 4”

Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 3

So far, I spent two postings just leading up to the actual chart that creates this entire series of posts. The purpose of these sets of posts is to look at the characteristics of parenting versus safety and how those two are interrelated. I will openly admit that I was conducting a one man thinkContinue reading “Typologies of Safe Behaviors and Safety Programs – Part 3”