Safety Management Systems

Safety professionals and management

Relationships Are Not Built Behind a Desk

“If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.” –Kouzes & Posner Much of my career and my writings have focused on building trust and productive partnerships between organizations’ workforce and leadership through personal and adult-to-adult interactions. … Read More

Safety Management Systems: Nine Signs of Trouble

Safety Management Systems: Nine Signs of Trouble

Complacency kills.  The history of tragic accidents in workplaces is fraught with examples of companies that thought they were safe because their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) was low and/or because they were devoting considerable time and money to various … Read More

Incident-Management

The Purpose of Incident Management & Incident Investigations

Incident management and incident investigations, while not typically welcome due to their nature of something having gone wrong, are a necessary tool in any EHS professional‘s toolbelt. They have been getting a bad reputation lately and pushed to ‘lagging indicator’ … Read More

Health and Safety plan

Everyone Needs a Health and Safety Plan (but that doesn’t make you safe)

Adapted from “Creating & Maintaining a Practical Based Safety Culture©” I believe the term most often used for my ongoing information storage challenge is “packrat”. I have had this condition almost all my life and on occasion I get inspired … Read More

Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Companies are in the business of making money. Everything else, even if beneficial or complimentary, is secondary to the primary focus of staying in business. As a result, it often seems as though there are competing priorities to production and … Read More

Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs)

For years you have heard about leading and lagging indicators for safety and health. In 2016, I published an article for the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine on leading and lagging indicators, as seen here: What are safety … Read More