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SHAWN M. GALLOWAY, President and COO, ProAct Safety

I coach current and up-and-coming leaders from all levels within an organization to help them be more effective in their roles. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

At an international conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for one of the industries most advanced in safety, I submitted a question through the conference app for the panel of senior executives from a few of the top-performing companies. Read more

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Roughly 20 years ago, the safety community realized that the absence of accidents, injuries or incidents does not mean the presence of safety. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Question No. 2 to develop your safety excellence strategy Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

What is your safety team's brand? How do others feel about the improvement efforts and the people leading it? Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

How much value are you obtaining from your safety communication and training efforts? Read more

Training & Human Resources

One of the main reasons behavioral safety efforts fail is a lack of clear roles, responsibilities and desired results. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

We give more of ourselves for things we like, and we work just as hard to keep away from the things we do not. What do people experience with your safety efforts: pleasure or pain? Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has a long way to go to reach extreme levels of effectiveness. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

When you have a culture of safety excellence, the focus evolves from improving what exists to guarding the front door. How well are you protecting what you have created? Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

What is the brand of safety in your organization, and what value does it represent and provide to those affected by the safety improvement efforts? Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The term “behavior” often has a negative connotation because of how it is used in discussions focused on performance and results. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Employee behaviors are a byproduct of leadership behaviors. Zero injuries is the derivative of the value of safety excellence. A culture of excellence is the result of purposeful intent, which is driven by a comprehensive strategy. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Do you view safety as a cost center or a value contributor to the organization? What about your operational leadership? What should you do if you find yourself supporting those who do not support you ... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Dear fellow safety professional, please abandon the idea you should work yourself out of a job. When you say this, you reinforce the idea your job is to reduce risk rather than add value. The two are ... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Effective behavioral safety programs teach us to determine influences on employee behavior before finding fault and placing blame. Knowing this, why are many safety professionals often so quick to pla... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

There are sites I’m scared to visit — sites where everyone believes they are excellent in safety performance and culture. Our thoughts, the language we use and how they complement or conflict with our behavior will affect our ability to improve safety. When we believe we are excellent in safety, we stop looking to improve. When we say all incidents can be prevented, yet we track nonpreventable vehicle incidents, we create confusion and disbelief in the objectives. We strive for excellence in all we do in safety. The problem develops when we believe we achieved it. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Philosopher Santayana believed a fanatic was someone who redoubles effort when the aim is forgotten. Are your efforts focused or fanatical? While we do want a degree of fanaticism in safety, we must realize we can, and often do, go too far. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Ideally, we would love to have everyone at all levels see value in safety observations, in being able to observe, and be observed by, anyone regardless of level or job. Further, the end goal should be... Read more

Training & Human Resources

Would you purchase a vehicle with the hood welded shut? Probably not, but this analogy precisely represents how organizations tend to invest in behavior-based safety (BBS).  When a company has determi... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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