Almost three years ago my youngest daughter wrote these messages on the whiteboard in my home office. I was unemployed for the second time in less than two years and she sensed that I was out of sorts, to say the least. I blogged about it on April 17, 2017, 12 Surprising Leadership Lessons I Learned...

In a previous blog, I talked about the two (2) sides of safety: The technical side and the soft skills side, or as I called it, the art of safety. The technical side establishes our credibility and opens doors to conversations about hazard identification and injury prevention. The art of safety is t...

My professional and personal development plan includes attending at least one national conference and one regional conference every year. I attended Safety 2018 in San Antonio and the Georgia SHE conference in Savannah last year. I always come away more energized because I expand my technical knowle...

Dan Peterson's 10 Basic Principles of Safety, Principle #3 

An employee safety bulletin board caught my eye recently. More specifically, it was the bingo card that stood out in the middle of the board. When I asked the operation’s manager about it, he gushed at how they use bingo to manage safety. Da...

We often make purchases based on the vendor’s reputation. A reputation that’s often spread by word of mouth. Safety works in the same way. Front-line employees often buy safety from their supervisor based on the supervisor’s personal “safety” reputation. Here are three fundamental principles to foll...