Back in 1987, every Alcoa plant, worldwide, had at least one accident per week. It was dangerous work. Molten metals bubbled at 1,500 degrees and machines that could literally rip off a man's arm were used every day. It was commonly accepted that some staff wouldn't make it home.
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For those of you who read this blog regularly, you might have noticed that I reference a lot of books. Some of these books have helped me enormously in life and business. And I want to share them with you.
I was all ready to like the Dumb Ways to Die video, the new internet-based campaign from Victoria’s Metro Trains.
Back in the 1970s - 1980s, Jimmy Savile was one of the most famous television presenters on the BBC. An effervescent, eccentric man he hosted "Top of the Pops", followed by other children's television shows.
Companies that are best in class when it comes to safety, all have one thing in common. And that is each employee and contractor takes ownership of their own safety. It's part of their workplace culture.
The culture of a company determines profitability, staff happiness and even how likely staff are to injure themselves at work. Discover three core areas that every senior leader needs to keep in balance, in order to create a positive workplace culture.
Melbourne, Australia (5 November, 2012) – Digicast Productions, a video production company, today launched a free report titled “3 Factors that Influence Workplace Culture”. It’s designed specifically for CEO’s, senior leaders and safety professionals who want to improve their workplace culture, but also their safety record, by improving three core business areas.
Can you tell by walking into a company whether they have a good safety culture?
Studies show that a poor safety culture is easy to spot. Discover eight telltale signs that your safety culture needs work and how to improve it. This session will explore those signs and launch an easy to understand workplace culture model.
According to Brian Tracy, a self-help author and motivational speaker, the chief hallmark of the fully mature human being is to be 100% responsible for our lives.
Blaming others and creating excuses for our mistakes is one of the primary causes for failure as adults and a contributor to poor mental health.
By believing that other people are responsible for us, essentially means handing over the controls of our lives to others. The acceptance of personal responsibility is so important for our mental health. In fact, those that have high levels of personal responsibility, also have high levels of freedom and positive emotions. While those who have low levels of responsibility, feel that their lives are out of control. The result is that they suffer from unnecessary negative emotions and they are at risk of mental health issues.
When it comes to estimating the risk of a calamitous event on a company, humans tend to be overconfident about the accuracy of their forecasts and risk assessments, and far too lenient in assessing what outcomes could occur.
Do you want to run for the hills screaming when you're with a negative person? Well, it might be your brain trying to valiantly save you from losing neurons.