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Toolbox Talks: Train on your feet and not in a seat

When your company decides to implement a Human Performance Improvement process, there are going to be limits to the amount of time, effort, and...

Toolbox Talks: Chose your human performance tools wisely

Human performance tools are like the physical tools you have in your toolbox. You don’t break out every tool you have when one or...

Toolbox Talks: Same day, same compliance issues? Find the source of the sparks.

If your organization uses third-party safety oversight that is only focused on compliance issues, then you likely feel stuck in your own version of...

Near-miss reporting: 3 dos and 1 don’t

Yes, “near miss” isn’t grammatically correct. Yes, “good catch” or “safety opportunity” or “near hit” makes more sense. We agree and like to use...

Toolbox Talks: Millennials to the rescue

When it comes to safety, millennials will be better than the rest of us. I’ll explain. Recently, Dr. Magdy Akladios, department chair of Physical and...

Toolbox Talks: Quit wasting time checking boxes

“The boss will be doing safety observations today.” What do you think your workers' immediate reaction is to that statement? Unless you work in a...

The exhaustion epidemic: Mitigating fatigue-related hazards

Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and...

Toolbox Talks: What can Shamu teach us about shaping safety culture?

Recently, I had an enlightening conversation with Dr. Mike Legatt. I’ve known Mike for years as he has a ton of experience in human performance...

Toolbox Talks: Hope is not a safety strategy; nor is whack-a-mole

What is the typical strategy for eliminating errors? Most of the time it’s whack-a-mole: Find out who made the mistake, knock ‘em over the...

Toolbox Talks: How to get workers to choose safety when you aren’t looking

A research professor had a group of undergraduate students who were new to the laboratory and working with animals. To get the students aligned...

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