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Marie-Claire Ross

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King's Cross station - A Safety Accident Case Study

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Sun, Dec 8, 2013

One November evening in 1987, commuters were busily rushing home from work on the London Underground.

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Topics: CEOs and executives, safety accident, safety professionals, safety investigation, King's Cross fire, safety report

5 Signs your Safety Communication Repels

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

When it comes to writing or talking about safety, safety leaders often assume that they know what techniques to use to influence and engage others on safety.

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Topics: safety writing, safety communication, making safety interesting

Why are some People Accident Prone?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

A while ago, I connected with an old friend and when I mentioned I was writing a book on safety communication, he laughed and told me how clumsy he was and how he hurt himself all the time.

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Topics: accident prone people, accidents, workplace injuries

7 Good Supervisor Leadership Skills for Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

 

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Topics: qualities of good leadership, good leadership skills, good leadership qualities

7 Copywriting Secrets to Improving Safety Writing

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Copy writers know how to write advertising so that people will read their content.

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Topics: safety writing, safety articles, safety communication

9 Outstanding Teamwork Skills to Improve Safety

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Sep 30, 2013

When it comes to safety -
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Topics: toolbox talks, teamwork skills, team work skills, teamwork, effective teamwork

Is Groupthink Destroying your Safety Talks?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

In 2008, when Barack Obama announced his national security team he explicitly mentioned that he wanted to appoint a team that would avoid groupthink.  He said:

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Topics: group thinking, groupthink definition, group think

Is Your Safety Meeting Agenda Template Out-Dated?

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Sep 2, 2013

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Topics: safety meeting template, safety meeting agenda, safety meeting agenda template

Free Supervisor Checklist for a Safe Workplace

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Aug 26, 2013
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Topics: supervisor checklist, supervisor behavioural checklist, supervisory skills checklist, supervisory skills list

7 Outstanding Personal Connection Attributes of Safety Leaders

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Aug 19, 2013

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Topics: personal connection attributes, safety connection, safety leaders