March 18, 2017
How “Bought In” Is Your Team?

Have you ever been part of a team where someone, or maybe just about everyone, was there just to collect a paycheck?  Would you want someone like that watching your...

Worker Safety Empowerment
January 14, 2016
Making Teams Better

One of the hallmarks of Behavior Based Safety is making teams better.  Who could ever forget the legacy of Bill Russell's Boston Celtics?  They won 11 championships in 13 years. ...

Risk Awareness & Managing
December 21, 2015
Risk Awareness & Managing Diffused Responsibility

Most safety programs would agree that safety and risk management is everyone's job.  That's great and, while it is correct, when my well being is on the line I want...

Darryl Jenkins
November 20, 2015
Learning From Experience

Have you ever had a near miss and said, "well I'll never do that again?!"  And then the next near miss happens, weeks or months later.  "I'll never do that...

Taking Care of Business Servant Leadership
October 15, 2015
Taking Care of Business: Servant Leadership

Get ahead as fast as you can, get promoted, get more money, get higher up the totem pole.  In the end, if this is the big picture of big business,...

Process Safety Management
September 9, 2015
Process Safety Management

How much of the time do we operate under the assumption that "nothing bad's going to happen?"  Or how about a close relative to that thought: "nothing too bad is...

hiking Outdoor Safety Anchorage
June 5, 2015
Hiking and Outdoor Safety

As you ramp up your vacation plans, remember our mission at Verging Dynamics is to make a difference in the lives of people.  We do this by emphasizing safety at...

Accident Prevention Anchorage
June 3, 2015
Excellent Communication Is Not An Accident

How often do you encounter someone who is an excellent communicator?  They communicate in an engaging way that is timely, concise, using appropriate tone, tact, and pacing?  This person would...

Anchorage Safety Advisors
April 20, 2015
Stay Safe And Have Fun While Out In the Sun

As Summer is quickly approaching it's nearly time for road trips, adventures, vacations, and explorations.  While you're out having fun here's a few health and safety considerations for enjoying the...

Mitigating Risk:Profit:Loss Awareness
April 14, 2015
Teams As Predictable Machines

A hard worker is hard to find these days!  How long have we heard that gripe by managers and field workers alike?  If that’s the case, then how much harder...

Change vs. Complacency! Which Has More Risk?
February 16, 2015
Change vs. Complacency! Which Has More Risk?

We all face risk every day whether we know it or not.  We choose to get up and out of bed, exposing ourselves to the world, not knowing what’s going...

January 19, 2015
Nobody Told Me What To Do

What’s the number one excuse you hear on a daily basis?  Chances are, as leaders in the risk management and construction industry, we’ve heard them all.  Last week it was...

Blame it on the Rain
December 19, 2014
“Don’t Blame Me I Didn’t Know!”

Who is responsible for getting the job done safely?  Everybody involved.  Regardless of any one person’s position within the team, in the end, each person needs to remember that we’re...

Contractor Competence Assessments
November 17, 2014
“But I’ve Always Done It This Way!”

Remember Blockbuster?  It was the place where you used to rent videos and pay late fees?  It wasn’t too long ago they sat on top of the rental-world...and then Red...

Regulators
October 17, 2014
No Excuses

If you read our last blog post, you will remember this, “The maximum effective range of excuses is zero!”  How well does an excuse work when an accident has already...