Utility Safety Management Articles

Jeff "Odie" Espenship

Keeping the 'Fighter Pilots' of Your Company Safe

A consistent, clear safety message backed by unwavering actions is what is takes to keep your employees flying straight.

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Nancy St. Hilaire, MS

Taking Safety to the Next Level

A look at the common denominator in companies that have successful safety programs.

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Don Groover, CIH, CSP

Leadership Influencing the Culture

Learn how to best use all your resources as a safety leader and get the most out of your workers.

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Ken Flechler, CUSA

What It Takes to be a Safety and Compliance Leader

A successful safety and compliance team member cannot always be the most liked or the most popular, but must always be well respected.  They need to be able to talk to senior management, front line supervisors and employees and be open and honest about what needs to be done to ensure employee safety and regulatory compliance.

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Carl Potter, CSP

Injury Free Change

Paradoxically, change is a permanent part of life. Yet it's no excuse for neglecting safety. Tune into your emotional responses to change and become a 'change agent' for safety in any environment.

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Carl Potter, CSP

Eliminating Excuses

"Management is pushing us, customers are pushing us and we don't have enough help." This excuse for taking short cuts is becoming more prominent in the workforce. When I hear it, I cringe! We must take personal responsibility and not let other factors distract us from having safety on our minds. No one can make you do anything you don't want to do unless you give him or her permission. The supervisors, crew leaders and linemen who attend my seminars consistently tell me that they need more help

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Dr. E. Scott Geller, PhD

Lessons Learned, Successful Implementation of Behavioral Safety Coaching

Previously, we discussed the power of behavioral safety coaching (BSC) to prevent injuries and fatalities in the utilities industry. To this end, we introduced 10 key practical guidelines for creating and maintaining successful BSC as gleaned from three decades of empirical research and 20 years of practical experience with our clients. Once again, here are the 10 guidelines for creating and maintaining an effective BSC process:

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