The 5 Whys – and a How

The 5 Whys – and a How

Mr. Sakichi Toyoda may not be a household name, but he made significant contributions to modern business. He created a textile machinery company that has now given way to one of the most influential automobile manufacturers on the market, Toyota Motor Corporation. A true innovator in his time, he is noted as being the father […]

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Make Safety Training a Value for Your Employees

Make Safety Training a Value for Your Employees

Employee health and safety seems like a “given” for most organizations. Time and money are spent ensuring workers are healthy and safe, and processes seem to be operating “ok.” But oddly enough, we still hear about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities occurring at work sites throughout the world. Why are accidents still happening, and furthermore, where […]

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Observational Learning Remains Relevant for Safety

Observational Learning Remains Relevant for Safety

“I learned it from watching you.” Does anyone remember that line from the 1987 anti-drug PSA? The commercial is a little dated, but the concept is sound. People really do learn from those around them. It’s a concept called vicarious or observational learning, defined as learning that happens indirectly through observation rather than through direct, […]

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