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2018

 

Clickit – Or What? - September 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, Paul shares the experience of 1 of the 7.7 billion. A person who had an impact on 139 fellow passengers during one of Paul’s recent trips. It got Paul thinking. I asked Paul if he was sure about running a “go” story and he said, “This story is one filled with things to be observed and learned. All you have to do is to look and pay attention.” Turns out Paul’s message is not really about “the go”, but critical lessons about compliance for sending people home alive and well at the end of the day and it does not require air freshener.

Hazard Recognition: What's the Problem? - August 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, Paul turns his attention to diagnosing the problem of hazard recognition. You could attribute Kettering’s quote, above, to my father or Paul. Both masters of — solve the right problem! Sometimes you have to think differently, they did/do. When it comes to hazard recognition Paul’s message is critical to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day.

A Real Safety Leader - July 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, as you rightly assumed, Paul has turned over the reins to one our consultants, Wayne Pignolet. Wayne shares his story about deers and safety leadership.

Safe to Assume? - June 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, as you probably assumed, Paul discusses the assumptions we all make… and don’t assume you know what he is going to say. You might be surprised.

Common Practice - May 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, Paul starts with an investigation into a fatality, sure there’s a lot to learn about getting meaningful investigation findings, but don’t stop there this is really about navigating a very large ship, in a very narrow channel, with lots of cross current and other traffic — changing direction. In the end it is about getting great safety performance. They say there is no silver bullet for getting great safety results, that may be true, but there are a few key fundamental things that are the difference that make the difference.  Paul reveals them this month. I’ll be interested to hear what you think after you finish “Common Practice”.

On The Road – Again - April 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News, from a restaurant in Siberia, Paul examines the differences and similarities of the challenges supervisors and managers face leading people to work safe the world over, including one very important challenge.

Safe Spaces? - March 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines the case of a self-driving car and cyclist—actually a cyclist walking her bike across the street. You might have read the headlines. Below the headlines there is a lot to learn and take back to the shop floor to make sure every one goes home alive and well at the end of each and every shift. By the way, when I started to read Paul’s article I did not see his take on the lessons to be learned coming at all.

Three Questions - February 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines three darn good questions to see what we can learn. You might think this month’s article is about darn good questions, it is, but back up the truck: it is full of other darn good ideas including getting people to follow all the rules all the time, making change happen, execution, and safety leadership. You will be intrigued as he pulls the thread and brings them all together. There’s a lot to learn.

Perspective – And Leadership - January 2018

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines the perspective of leaders, how perspective can effect a leaders action, and how leaders can get a new perspective. He suggests the right perspective about safety is helpful, even critical, to sending everyone home alive and well at the end of the day.

The Danger Zone - January 2018 Special Edition

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul starts the New Year by examining the challenges of leadership and looking at how complacency plays into the goal of sending everyone home, at the end of each and every shift, alive and well.

 

2017

 

The Perfect Gift - December 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul makes his suggestion for the best gift of all for your followers. Want to give a gift that really makes a difference, check out Paul’s suggestion.

Effect – And Cause - November 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul digs into some of those recent events to see what we can use back on the job to make sure everyone goes home alive and well at the end of each and every day.

Word Games - October 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News I sent Paul to an ancient place  and he came back with some very interesting and useful insights that he shares in this month’s  News. I was rewarded and I suspect you will be too.

Your Safety Culture - September 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines safety culture: What it is, why it matters, why it can be a problem, and what you need to know to change it. If you’re like me, you’ll get a lot of value out of what he has to say. You may even get a new appreciation of the paper that lines your hallways.

 Stopping The Job - August 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul examines making stop work decisions at work and the critical importance of that decision. Oh, yes, the client stopped the work and canceled the class in Houston. Our teacher did go to Salt Lake City so the client, in a Harvey-free area did not need to stop the work. Our teacher on the river stopped the work and headed to Fort Worth.  Paul will give you some suggestions about making your stop work decisions.

Forward! - July 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News  you’re in for a treat: one of our teachers and consultants is writing about something else he knows very well: what’s known in the business as “Lean Six Sigma.” In addition to teaching about managing safety performance, our Bill Wilson has been teaching about business process improvement for years. Despite the appearances, it turns out both subjects have a lot in common.

Safety & Process Improvement: Synergy In Motion - June 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News  you’re in for a treat: one of our teachers and consultants is writing about something else he knows very well: what’s known in the business as “Lean Six Sigma.” In addition to teaching about managing safety performance, our Bill Wilson has been teaching about business process improvement for years. Despite the appearances, it turns out both subjects have a lot in common.

Anecdotes - May 2017

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul reflects on some of the great leaders he has met during his working career and his time teaching leaders like you.  He shares some of the stories he heard or was a part of when they occurred. Paul’s cleverness was not only being a great observer but also having a great memory for details and being good at analyzing them for what he can learn.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions- April 2017

  • This month Paul explores decision-making in business. In the light of a recent headline story you might be surprised what is revealed.  You also might be surprised that while the lessons learned were about running another business, they also apply to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day.

Recognizing Hazards - March 2017

  • This month Paul explores the hazard recognition process and some of the many challenges our human brains create when it comes to recognizing what can hurt us. You might not be surprised by his conclusion as to the vitally important things that can be done to send people home alive and well at the end of the day.

Invisible Work - February 2017

  • This month Paul explores different ways to think about leadership when it comes to safety. He reflects on thinking from some of the best books on management and leadership and finishes with a most interesting view of leadership when it comes to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day.

The Goal - January 2017

  • This month Paul shines a light on the problem with numbers and measuring goals. Especially safety performance goals. You might be a little surprised about his conclusions as to what we really know and understand, and his recommendation about what to do about the problem.

 

2016

 

In Praise of Praise - December 2016

  • This month Paul continues the journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by examining the critical importance of good data to getting fabulous execution, but you might be a little surprised about which data Paul is focusing on and what he suggests. Scott Carson was right, he never could of understood what I saw on my tour from a computer screen in his office.

Oversight – or Insight? - November 2016

  • This month Paul continues the journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by examining the critical importance of good data to getting fabulous execution, but you might be a little surprised about which data Paul is focusing on and what he suggests. Scott Carson was right, he never could of understood what I saw on my tour from a computer screen in his office.

Managing Execution - October 2016

  • This month Paul continues the journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by examining one of the most fundamental concepts about execution, the roles of leaders and followers. I’m betting you're going to find his conclusion more than just interesting.

Who's Job is Execution? - September 2016

  • This month Paul continues the journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by examining one of the most fundamental challenges every supervisor on the planet faces: managing accountability for the execution errors made by those the leader manages.

The Beacon That Lights The Way - July 2016

  • This month’s News is authored by one of our good friends and strategic partners: Dr. Edward Aronson. Eddie, as we know him around here, is a former manufacturing executive, who’s focus as a management consultant is on what I’d describe as leading from within.

Or, as Eddie puts it, “Standing up for what you believe in.”

Eddie’s got some great advice on the subject of what Paul calls, “Leading from the Middle.”

Resisting Change - June 2016

  • This month Paul examines the process of change, the resistance of people, and a few darn good ideas to help you cope and make change happen in your organization.

Undercover Boss - May 2016

  • This month Paul’s journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution takes a new twist. With this edition, the focus is now turning to answering the question, “OK Paul, I got your point that execution is important. I get that. So, what do I do to change things? Answer me that!” Well, read this month’s Managing Safety Performance News and you’ll get the first idea.

Reality Is Reality - April 2016

  • This month Paul continues his journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by helping us understand the critical importance of knowing what’s really going with with execution and safety performance when it comes to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day. Interestingly, he opens with a quote by a baseball legend about reality. I think you’ll find it interesting whether you like baseball or not.

Execution - Simple: Yes. Easy: No. - March 2016

  • This month Paul continues his journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by clearly defining execution and describing what safety execution looks like. True, my initial eureka moment reading the newsletter was not about safety, it was about work process engineering, but that actually helped me clearly understand this month’s discussion about the need for _______ execution. Fill-in the blank with your favorite superlative or, better yet, read on for Paul’s thoughts on the proper superlative to describe the requisite execution needed to send everyone home, alive and well at the end of the day.

In A Word, Execution - February 2016

  • This month Paul continues his journey into The Name of the Game Is Execution by slicing and dicing execution. Putting it up on the examination table to get different looks and to find an understanding that can aid us sending everyone home alive and well at the end of the day.

The Name of the Game Is Execution - January 2016

  • In this month’s News, The Name of the Game Is Execution, Paul explores what is to be done about all those new resolutions and plans. In plain English, those resolutions are just words, how do you convert them to results, especially if your goal is to send everyone home alive and well at the end of every day.

 

2015

 

A Good Year - December 2015

  • This month Paul reflects on the year that was, more specifically, how we measure our successes and failures in different aspects of business including sending everyone home safe at the end of the day.

The Virtue of Doubt - November 2015

  • This month Paul explores risk and reward. He introduces us to a new concept, law, and the virtue of doubt if your goal is to go home alive and well at the end of the day able to do the things that really matter, like crawling into bed to read the comics with Dad. Charlie Brown might have been better off if he had heard the 40th President quote the old Russian Proverb, “Trust, but verify.”

If Only - October 2015

  • This month Paul explores the if onlys in life – we all have them, all the time. If we were playing Family Feud the number one answer to “What do people say after an accident?” would be “If only.” Paul has some Darn Good thoughts and ideas that you need to understand about “If only” and sending people home safe at the end of the day.

Compliance, Compliance, Compliance - September 2015

  • This month Paul explores the problem with compliance – the challenges and value of getting full compliance with the rules. Being the smart leader that you are, you’ve probably figured this is a complex problem and are looking for some Darn Good Ideas to increase the odds of your workgroup going home safe. Paul has some thoughts and ideas for you.

The Ultimate Team Game - August 2015

  • This month Paul explores both the critical importance and challenges of a key action required to get everyone working together as a team to make sure everyone goes home safe at the end of every work shift. Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” What ripples will you create?

Failure: The Orphan - July 2015

  • In one of his most important newsletters, and I don't say that lightly, Paul takes a hard look at  investigating problems. He examines the cause and effect differences between a non-event and an event and comes to several important conclusions about about investigating problems. This one is a must read.

Resisting Change - June 2015

  • This month Paul examines the process of change, the resistance of people, and a few darn good ideas to help you cope and make change happen in your organization.

No Worries - May 2015

  • This month Paul talks about the things good leaders worry about making sure everyone goes home safe at the end of the day.  Let me just say no one is exempt. Certainly, not me.

Biggest Mistake Number 1: Forgetting That Safety Is Really All About Execution – And Failing To Recognize Who Manages Execution - April 2015

Credibility Lost - March 2015

  • This month Paul examines the credibility of leaders. How precious and useful it is, especially when it comes to sending people home safe at the end of the day.

Practices, Practice, Practice - February 2015

  • This month Paul provides three useful definitions that ought to be posted up on every leaders wall as he discusses the practice of leadership. I can see Coach Busby waiting at the end of lane to get in my face and ask, “Do you want to succeed son? Then you have got to practice.”

A Good Year - January 2015

  • This month Paul examines our year and what we have learned. You likely will be surprised by what he has to share.

 

2014

 

Explaining Hazards – and Risk - February 2014

  • “Lucy. You got some 'splaining to do.” This month that is exactly what Paul does; he explains explaining.  So, if you got some ‘splaining to do, and we all do, may be his explanations will help you.

Training Opportunity Lost - April 2014

  • This month Paul explores "Training Opportunity Lost" and shares his thoughts on getting the most out of your training investment.

 

2013

 

The Gift of Wisdom - December 2013

  • In this month’s Managing Safety Performance News Paul discusses one of the must have gifts for any leader.

Busy, Busy, Busy - November 2013

  • This month, Paul talks about all the very important things that keep supervisors and managers busy, busy, busy and the importance of using what he calls Smart Energy© to make a difference sending people home safe.

If It's Not Safe - June 2013

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul explores the act of intervening and stopping the job.

Talking Ain't Training - April 2013

  • This month Pete Robison shares his thoughts on what make great training great!

Teacher, Teacher - January 2013

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul begins the first of several newsletters that will examine what makes great teachers.

2012

 

A Christmas Story - December 2012

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul shares his thoughts about our values at Christmas as found on a napkin while sitting in seat 13B.

The Safety Book Club - October 2012

  • What was the tipping point that converted that roomful of supervisors and managers to being safety fanatics? It began with a brilliant leader's idea. In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul talks about leadership and the idea that led to the Dinner for Fanatics.

Lessons Learned: Sharing – Actually Changing Something - August 2012

  • This month Paul talks about sharing lessons learned.  It got me to learn how to spell “intertrochanteric” so I could tell you my story and, hopefully, save one or some of you some pain and the terrible inconvenience of a fall.

The Leadership Curve - May 2012

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul takes a dive into "the rate." He says the injury rate represents something far more important and fundamental than the ratio of injured per hundred workers over the course of a year. Several important things, actually.  Wonder what they are?

Regrets Only - April 2012

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul takes us on a journey to explore another facet of The Case for Safety™ traveling through the Twilight Zone. When you read the story you might think it eerily similar to events a hundred years ago on April 14th 1912!

Understanding Hazard Recognition - February 2012

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines one of the most misunderstood concepts of human nature when it comes to going home safe at the end of the day.

Management's Performance Rating - January 2012

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul shares his thoughts on end of year/beginning of the new year chores us managers must endure and how they impact our thinking about who's to blame or credit for the performance we got.

2011

 

Looking Through The Looking Glass - July 2011

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Pete Robison shares his thoughts on what we can learn from some recent headline investigations; from

 

2010

 

Every Picture Tells A Story - December 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines some of his own photos and explores the meaning found in some photographs of men at work in Every Picture Tells A Story. It is a perfect activity during the holiday.

Safety: The Business Case - November 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines The Business Case for Safety.

Organization Power - July 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul talks about who has the real power in an industrial organization.

Headline Risks - May 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines Headline Risks starting with the three major events in April that left 39 workers dead. He compares those events to other injuries and fatalities that haven't made the headlines.

Lessons Learned... One Mistake at a Time - February 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul talks about the process of learning and the role of learning from mistakes.

The More Things Change - January 2010

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ "The More Things Change..." Paul talks about Performance Visibility. He gives us a good overview of the problem and challenges and offers suggestions for those on the front line and their senior leaders.

 

2009

 

Focus Factor - November 2009

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul talks about getting everyone's head in the game and offers three rules of focus.

A Winning Strategy - September 2009

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul talks about different strategies businesses can pursue to improve operational excellence.

On The Road Again - August 2009

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™,  what do bad news, good news, sports, the Army and the truth have to do with leadership? Paul sorts it all out  in his report from the road... again.

Measuring Safety Performance - April 2009

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™,  Paul dives into measuring safety performance and explores the challenge of making sense of the safety performance data and finding better data that can really help send people home safe at the end of the day.

Solving the Training Problem - Part 3 of 3 - March 2009

  • This month Paul concludes the three part series on training by offering several practical, easy to implement suggestions for you to improve the state of training in your organization.

A Culture of Execution - January 2009

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, shares the first of a couple of his thoughts on A Culture of Execution.

 

 

2008

 

Training Needs Analysis - Part 2 of 3 - December 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues his three part series on what all leaders should know about training as a management tool. In last month’s edition, "Training Needs Analysis - Part 1", he raised the question; “How good is the training we provide to the enterprise?” Given the amount of money spent, it’s a vitally important question

Training Needs Analysis - Part 1 of 3 - November 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul begins a three part series on what all leaders should know about training as a management tool.

360 Leadership - October 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Dr. Aronson shares some of his perspectives on the practice of leadership. He's taken up where Paul left off in our last newsletter on the subjects of leadership and influence.

Upward Leading - August 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul discusses that sometimes not only is it necessary to carry your opinion up the organization if your goal is sending people home safe, but you might be surprised, that it is needed and appreciated.

Mind the Gap - June 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues the discussion he started in the March News about perception and reality when it comes to the important task of sending people home safe at the end of the day.

Advice and Service - March 2008 Special Edition for HSE Professionals

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines giving advice. Whether its your family or at work we are asked or give our opinion all the time, but that doesn't mean we are good at it. Paul offers a couple of suggestions for how to do it better.

Risk: Perception or Reality - March 2008

Tough Safety Challenges - Challenge: Compliance - February 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul looks at two aspects of Challenge: Compliance. Following the rules all the time isn’t as easy as it looks. Getting your family, your crew or your cats to do likewise is even tougher.

Tough Safety Challenges - Challenge: Complacency - January 2008

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines complacency, particularly how one Tiger deals with it and what we can learn relating to sending people home safe. But, enough with Tigers - oh my!

 

2007

 

 

Tough Safety Challenges - Introduction - December 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul introduces us to a new series of newsletters that over the next few months will examine our  thoughts on the  most poignant question asked in each of our workshops “As a supervisor, what are the Top 10 Toughest Safety Challenges you face every day sending people home alive and well at the end the day?"

A Culture of Risk - November 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul examines a culture of risk and sheds light on some different aspects of trying to get your hands around that elusive culture, particularly as it relates to sending people home safe.

What Were They Thinking? - October 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™  Paul examines communications at work and sheds light on what and how to make the words very powerful when communicating change, particularly as it relates to safety.

Saturday Morning Safety - August 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ we shed some light on the real secret in creating the kind of safety culture you want. In the process, Scott will look at the the practical application of a landmark principle in human psychology that is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year.

Chemo and a Cigarette - May 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Scott examines the differences in how we perceive risk. It was never so clear to him as the day he went to the cancer clinic with his wife.

Leadership – By Example? - April 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ you'll probably be wondering what not wearing a seatbelt has to do with managing safety performance. This month Paul follows that thread to bring the two together in this month’s newsletter “Leadership – By Example?”

From Good… to Great - March 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul examines the wisdom of arguably the greatest college basketball coach and the insight of one of the greatest management consultants to discuss how to get great performance from your organization if your goal is sending people home alive and well at the end of the day.

A Clear and Present Danger - February 2007

  • Poignant! That was the first word out of my mouth after reading Paul's first draft of this month's Managing Safety Performance News™. This month Paul talks about managing risk especially managing risk for others. Direct and to the point. I think we can all identify with his examples and being on both sides - making the decision and having others make it for us.

The Dismal Science - January 2007

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul explores The Dismal Science. Paul explores the lessons learned in other areas of business where counting is important. He gives us some ideas about how to better understand and use the numbers if your goal is to send people home safe at the end of the day.

 

2006

 

Leadership and the Art of Influence - November 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul explores Leadership and the Art of Influence. He gives us some ideas about how influence is as, if not more, important than positional authority if your goal is to send people home safe at the end of the day.

Lessons in Execution - October 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul explores the thinking of some of the geniuses at getting others to faithfully carry out the plan. He gives us some ideas about how execution is mission critical if your goal is to send people home safe at the end of the day.

Raising the Bar - September 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul explores why people resist the change that comes with raising the bar, specifically when it comes to improving safety.

Easy Rider - August 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul examines the similarities between football and getting people to work safely, which after all, is different than mere compliance.

Safety, Execution, and Your Next Generation of Supervision - July 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul examines what you can do to reduce the odds of individual failure, and lessen the impact on the business as your experienced supervisors leave and are replaced by the next generation.

Responsibility – and Being Responsible About It - May 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul examines the challenge of being responsible, especially as a supervisor or one of their managers.

High Anxiety - April 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Scott explains how to get clarity and understanding when communicating the important stuff, especially about the procedures and policies that relate to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day.

Risky Business - March 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul examines how people perceive risk and makes some suggestions how to use that perception to improve the odds of sending them home safe.

How's Your Attitude? - February 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul  provides some thought provoking advice for examining our own attitude and how it can affect getting the kind of results we want when our goal is to send people home safe.

Memories of Training Classes Past - January 2006

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul  stops the video and examines the effectiveness of some past training classes.

 

2005

 

 

Behavior, Safety, and Leadership - December 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul looks at some specific leader behaviors that send a message to the troops and sometimes it's not necessarily the message the leader intended to send.

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? - November 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul shares his experience of asking for questions at the end of one of his presentations. He got surprised with a good one, "Where have all the leaders gone?" This month he examines the question and tries to answer it.

Why Do They Always Question Our Commitment to Safety? - October 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Gary examines why the troops never challenge our commitment to production, quality, cost or schedule, but they constantly challenge our commitment to safety.

Dealing with Reality in the Middle - September 2005

  • Communicating reality better has always fascinated me. In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Scott gives Paul the month off and shares his thoughts on Dealing with Reality in the Middle starting with Great Gravel.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 8 The Middle Dilemma - August 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul continues the Eight Dilemmas Managing Safety Performance by examining the the last dilemma – The Middle Dilemma. Paul gives us some insights into how the middle effects sending people home safe at the end of the day and some ideas about what to do about it.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 7 The System Dilemma - July 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul continues the Eight Dilemmas Managing Safety Performance by examining the System Dilemma. When things go wrong should we blame the system or the individuals? It is important to understand the System Dilemma if your goal is sending everyone home safe at the end of the day.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 6 The Investigation Dilemma - June 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul continues the Eight Dilemmas Managing Safety Performance with the Investigation Dilemma.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 5: The Risk Conundrum - May 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ we return to the Eight Dilemmas Managing Safety Performance and take a different look at risk in The Risk Conundrum.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 4: The Measurement Dilemma - March 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues our series on Managing Safety Dilemmas by examining the process of measuring safety performance and the Measurement Dilemma.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 3: The Leader Dilemma - February 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues our series on Managing Safety Dilemmas by examining the Leader Dilemma at the top of the organization. But, don’t get too comfortable. If you’re a leader at any level, and you want to send every one of your team home safe at the end of every day, there is something in the Leader Dilemma that you need to understand.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 2: The Risk Dilemma - January 2005

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues our series on Managing Safety Dilemmas by examining the Risk Dilemma. The Risk Dilemma is seldom obvious. But don’t confuse subtlety with intensity: this one is deadly serious.

 

2004

 

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Part 1: The Accountability Dilemma - December 2004

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™, Paul continues our series on Managing Safety Dilemmas by examining the difference between what a supervisor controls and what a supervisor is held accountable for - the Accountability Dilemma.

Managing Safety Dilemmas - Introduction - December 2004

  • In this month's Managing Safety Performance News™ Paul introduces you to our series on Managing Safety Dilemmas.

The Top 10 Mistakes Managers Make Managing Safety Performance

 

 

 

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