ABSTRACT Employees’ engagement in safety is assumed to be a significant contributor to safety performance within the chemical industry. The current study tested this assumption by examining the role of prosocial safety behaviors (e.g., helping others) and proactive safety behaviors (e.g., seeking change) in predicting four safety performance outcomes: micro-accidents, property damage (accidents without injury),… … Continue reading The role of prosocial and proactive safety behaviors in predicting safety performance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries
Six Sigma is the evolution of statistical quality improvement processes that have been used extensively to improve manufacturing and other process-related industries. How good is Six Sigma? It is a statistical measure of variability or standard deviation. The Six Sigma process calculates to 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Needless to say, that is near perfect … Continue reading How Six Sigma Can Improve Your Safety Performance
Discover how near misses can add up to major accidents. "No Injury, No Accident?" dramatically shows employees how to recognize and prevent serious injuries or fatal accidents before they occur. Based on the pioneering work of W. H. Heinrich and his renowned "Heinrich Triangle," the program demonstrates how the odds of a serious or fatal … Continue reading “No Injury, No Accident”……..Right??” #Safety #NearMiss
Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic? Behavior-based safety is a broad term used to describe everything from basic employee behavior audits and feedback to a comprehensive safety management system designed to change a company’s safety culture. By: Sandy Smith EHS Today When it was introduced, behavior-based safety (BBS) was seen as a magic panacea for … Continue reading “Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic?”
The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries – An infographic by the team at SafetyVideos.com
The National Safety Council, Campbell Institute performed a survey and study called "Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators" The information for the report was obtained from EHS & Safety Managers from across the country. The report is an excellent compilation of the survey and the findings are intriguing. You can download a copy of … Continue reading “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement Through Leading Indicators”
One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to change the way it is measured. Measurement is an important part of any management process and forms the basis for continuous improvement. Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts. Finding the perfect … Continue reading “Does Your Facility Have An Effective Safety Culture? Is Safety Truly A Priority?
Discover how near misses can add up to major accidents. "No Injury, No Accident?" dramatically shows employees how to recognize and prevent serious injuries or fatal accidents before they occur. Based on the pioneering work of W. H. Heinrich and his renowned "Heinrich Triangle," the program demonstrates how the odds of a serious or fatal … Continue reading “No Injury, No Accident”……..Right??
While frequent, short discussions between managers or supervisors and frontline employees is an important key to safety, it’s how these conversations are handled that will determine their effectiveness. In this Behavioral Minute, Cloyd Hyten addresses this challenge and offers three tips for how to make these interactions most effective. For more information related to this … Continue reading “Effective Safety Interactions” – Behavioral Minute – Aubrey Daniels International
In today’s busy work environment, it’s easy to fall into management traps. For example, it’s not uncommon for managers and leaders to find themselves managing to exceptions—addressing what went wrong and putting out fires. In this video, Judy Agnew discusses an alternative management style that focuses instead on what is going well. For more on … Continue reading “Behavioral Minute: Default Management”
In Washington State they have a subsidized RTW program. Light-duty jobs for injured workers help keep valued employees and control employer costs. Hear how from the Eagle Group in Spokane, WA. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct … Continue reading Employee Injuries Cost US Companies In Excess Of A Billion Dollars A Week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67V5YS_cyho To keep people working safely, particularly in high-hazard environments, behavior at all levels of an organization is critically important. However, the impact of leadership behaviors does not always match up with its intent. Leaders themselves are also often left in the dark when it comes to near misses or injuries. In this latest installment … Continue reading “Behavioral Minute: Behavior in High-Hazard Environments”