The Leadership Oath / commitment for Safety- by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

I am continuously asked, “What should a leader do to demonstrate a commitment to safety?” “What does it take to have a safety culture?” Well, here you go — Nine Statements of Leadership Commitment to Safety. They are not listed to ‘cherry pick’ which ones a leader should demonstrate and which ones can be ignored.…

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OSHA campaign "Safe+ Sound" - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

From June 12-18, 2017, organizations are encouraged to join OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace…

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Ideas to Increase Employee Participation in Safety - By Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Employee participation is vital to the success of safety and health programs. The workforce members often know the most about potential hazards associated with their jobs. Successful programs tap into this knowledge base. The following ideas may help encourage employee participation for safety. Action Item 1: Encourage workers to participate in the program By encouraging…

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How to reduce disabling injuries - by Dr. Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Hand injuries account for one-third of the two million disabling on-the-job accidents each year.   Eighty percent of these injuries are caused by pinch points! The hands and feet contain more bones than any other single part of the body.  We use them all day, to do everything; they “take a licking and keep on ticking.”  Feet provide us…

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Active Safety leadership for sucess- By Dr. Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Organizations that have undergone major safety culture changes often agree that management commitment is the single “overwhelming” factor in achieving an effective safety and health program. Management leadership is a constant demonstration by the key managers in an organization that safety and health is a critical element of daily operations. The following 18 examples are…

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Research has shown that there are seven competencies or factors that contribute to good goal setting skills. In itself, the activity of establishing goals and objectives is part of a general process of planning for the future. Goal setting provides a language from a broad intention to a tangible step or task that is likely…

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Tips to deal with Stress - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Stress? What stress? Me? Doesn’t everyone want to pull out their hair? Sound familiar? Some people deal with stress better than others. WE ALL HAVE STRESS. The key is how we cope with it. Personally, I like to re-frame it and seek to find a positive in the situation; I admit, some situations are easier…

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