The Value And Danger Of Data

Everything in life is math in one way of another. Once you take math out of the equation, things break down really quickly. Not enough hours and there’s not enough income. Not enough wood and you can’t finish a deck project. Not enough planning and your goal will end up somewhere unexpected. Data can be very valuable if it’s used to create an outcome and adjust course along the way to ensure you reach your…

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Overhauling Unsafe Work Practices

Do you have to remind employees to engage in safe work practices at the worksite? Employees can tend to feel like they are exempt from practicing a strong sense of safety. They feel like they are the exception or that they’re smart enough to never let anything happen, and start taking shortcuts. And inevitably, this is where accidents start to happen. If the severity of an accident is small enough, the employee returns to normal…

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Optimize Your Behavior-Based Safety Program

Nearly all company leaders have their own behavior-based observation (BBO) programs as part of their safety management systems. But it’s what they do with this information that matters. If your employees are filling out their cards and management is doing nothing about it, then nothing’s being accomplished. Employees receive no feedback, which makes your BBO program go very stale very quickly. First, you need to train your employees on how to use the cards and…

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Safety Is A Team Sport

Imagine you are on a team playing hockey and there is no scoreboard and no clock. While the coach on the bench may be timing the periods and keeping score, no one on the ice who is working their butt off would know for sure where they and the rest of the playing team stood. The team wouldn’t know how to win. In business, if we don’t know how to win, then we lose. And…

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