When it comes to corporate safety culture, there is one—even if we don’t initially see it. Contributor: Chris Williams, CAE, Executive Director, VPPPA “Safety is our top priority at (insert company name here).” It’s a line we hear from hundreds of executives, safety managers and marketing teams around the world when asked about their corporate … Priority or Core Value – What’s the Difference?
Contributor: Jean Ndana, Regional Environment Health Safety Manager, Michigan Seamless Tubes (MST) Key Takeaways 1 The first move toward transforming a safety culture or achieving desired safety outcomes is developing an inward-examining mindset that it is up to the task. You cannot be physically ready to lead change and make progress if you are not … Developing And Leveraging An “Up To the Task” Mindset
Contributor: Dianne Grote Adams, CIH, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA President and Founder of Safex, Inc. This article was originally published in the Autumn 2021 issue of VPPPA’s quarterly magazine, the Leader. As health, safety and environmental (HSE) professionals, we recognize that safety is good business. While we’ve spent years honing our technical skills, we often don’t spend … Improving Communication Skills to Influence Safety Culture
Contributor: Toby Graham, KPA Imagine having a process to catch issues before they become problems – keeping your business efficient, your people happy, and your money in your pocket. That’s the premise behind Corrective and Preventive Actions (or CAPA for short). CAPAs are systemic improvements to an organization’s processes designed to fix recurring safety issues. Want … Using Corrective & Preventative Actions to Keep Your Company Safe
Contributor: 5th Element Inspection Services LLC Establishing safety as a priority in the workplace is imperative to the well-being of all employees. Not only does it improve general morale, performance, and efficiency, it goes well beyond the job site and affects every aspect of your life. If your personal safety is in question, it is … Workplace Safety and Your WHY
Author: Matt Luman, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, US Farathane This article was originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of the Leader Magazine. In the construction industry, it’s safe to say that women are underrepresented. Even when compared to traditionally male-dominated sectors, women have yet to breakthrough in many areas of construction. Just nine percent … A History of Powerful Women in Construction