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SHAWN M. GALLOWAY, President and COO, ProAct Safety

Projects don't fail in the end; they fail in the beginning and usually because expectations aren't aligned. Scope creation is a boundary development exercise that helps you define your expectations and resource commitment. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Every company today has existing stories told throughout the culture, especially to those new to the group. How desirable are they, though, and who are the current influential storytellers? more

Training & Human Resources

What's your rationale? Why is it important now to take a more strategic look at how to transform safety performance and culture? the rationale needs to be more focused than "Because it is the right thing to do,"... more

Health, Safety & Environmental

An effective strategy begins with first identifying who the customer is. Customers are those impacted by or involved in your safety improvement efforts. You may need to either influence or control their behaviors depending on the situation, more

Maintenance & Reliability

Programs, initiatives or any change effort designed to improve performance and culture should be made to fit the organization. The organization should not be made to fit the approach. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

​A popular cartoon shows a husband and his wife sitting together having breakfast with the husband exclaiming to his wife, “I told you I loved you when we got married 17 years ago. If anything changes, I’ll let you know!” more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Behavior-based safety is only as effective as the data it generates and uses. The following questions can create or fine-tune observation and data analysis strategies and lay the foundation for four types of effective and efficient action plans. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Behaviors are performed for reasons known only to the individual. If we do not take the time to understand the reasons, you will not have the ability to change the behavior effectively. Whether realiz... more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The very people most directly responsible for employee engagement and operational performance are too often unknowingly and unintentionally set up for failure. If, like many organizations, there is a ... more

Training & Human Resources

Rare is the corporation that doesn’t want more engagement from its workforce. Problems arise when the organization has yet to clearly define what engagement means, what it would look like if it had it... more

Training & Human Resources

Do you focus more on the behavior or the influences upon it? There are four main influences on risky behavior: perceptions, habits, obstacles and barriers. How effective are you at identifying and res... more

Training & Human Resources

In our lifetime, the world of acceptable and unacceptable risk has evolved drastically. Consider in your personal life: What risks did your parents take, all with good intentions, that would be viewed... more

Some of the best improvement ideas come from those who think outside the box. What level of collaborative creativity is there with your safety improvement ideas? Is it acceptable to creatively explore... more

Health, Safety & Environmental

How is playing chess the perfect analogy for universally improving safety? On April 12, 1964, 21-year-old Bobby Fischer participated in an exhibition match against 50 players resulting in 47 wins, two... more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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