Change vs. Complacency! Which Has More Risk?
Posted by | 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...

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Posted by | 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...

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Blame it on the Rain
Posted by | 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...

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Contractor Competence Assessments
Posted by | 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...

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Regulators
Posted by | 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...

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Un-Common Sense Safety
Posted by | August 24, 2014
Un-Common Sense Safety

Much of the culture today, especially for youth, revolves around technology.  Texting and email has become a common form of communication and personalized phone calls and face to face--rather than...

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Henry Ford With 1921 Model T
Posted by | July 16, 2014
Learning from Failures

The words “epic fail” have permeated our Western American culture in the past few years with reference to botching a skateboarding trick or cliff diving and pancaking the water.  In...

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Alaska Hazard Hunt Inspections
Posted by | June 18, 2014
Comfort vs. Safety Zone: Are you Relevant?

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “get out of your comfort zone?”  In this context, we’re not just talking about trying something new just for fun, we’re talking about...

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Pro-active Communication Improves a Culture of Safety
Posted by | May 31, 2014
Pro-active Communication Improves a Culture of Safety

No, don’t worry there isn’t a form for a “near-near miss,” but I can make one up for you if you like! If you do have a form for that,...

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Alaska Incident report training
Posted by | May 16, 2014
Incident Report Training on the Ground Level Part 2

If Behavior Based Safety doesn’t focus on practical, actionable behaviors then it doesn’t work. The last post introduced incident report training on the ground level. Now let’s get practical! Below...

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