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Can You Really Change Safety Culture?

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Can You Really Change Safety Culture?

When asked what an organization can do to improve its safety record, reduce insurance claims, decrease near misses, and “right the ship” to instill in its employees the importance of safety, many learned experts say that they need a culture change.  So, what does that mean?  Is it such a vague statement that most people
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Dealing with Difficult, Distracting, and Disruptive Auditees

May 25th, 2015 | By
Dealing with Difficult, Distracting, and Disruptive Auditees

We’ve all read self-help books that describe how to deal with difficult people and handle difficult situations in the workplace. In this article, I’d like to examine some of the more difficult people I’ve encountered during environmental, health, and safety (EHS) audits and discuss options for handling these folks.   Type One: The Avoider Mantra:
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Auditing: 20 Signs of Non-collaboration

Aug 4th, 2012 | By
Auditing: 20 Signs of Non-collaboration

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) audits are supposed to be a collaborative activity in which independent auditors team up with facility personnel to conduct an objective review of the facility’s programs and procedures. Things usually go as planned, but if you encounter any of the following warning signs, your auditor’s radar should be sounding, “
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