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It is a good time to look around…

Posted on 15 January 2018

We spend a lot of time talking safety.  Be careful out there, follow the rules, take time to do it safe, etc, etc, etc., but are we taking time to walk around and look for hazards?  This past year I heard from many people that they never see leadership in the workplace, and many leaders [...] continue reading

If it Quacks, Walks, and Flies Like a Duck…

Posted on 3 January 2018

Is it safe to go into your workplace? You say, “Carl what kind of question is that? Of course, it is safe!” How do you know it is unless you have walked it down with the intent to recognize, evaluate, and control each and every hazard? As I continue to speak, teach, and coach different [...] continue reading

Safety Blog: A 2018 Challenge for Creating a Safe Workplace

Posted on 13 December 2017

I am continually inspired by the number of people who aspire to work safe, and I am equally troubled by those who choose to believe it is not possible to work safe.  As 2017 draws to a close, I am thinking of all the participants who attended keynotes, workshops, and facilitated safety discussions this year [...] continue reading

Engage for Understanding and Use Common Sense

Posted on 7 November 2017

By Carl Potter, CSP, CMC In a recent presentation I was given a compliment from a participant who said he liked the way I engaged with the audience and used humor and real situations to make a point concerning safety leadership.  In our discussion he said it is usually hard for him to stay awake [...] continue reading

Creating a Vision for Making Safety a Reality

Posted on 16 October 2017

Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution. ~Bill Hybels Here’s the problem:  too many people are getting hurt, maimed, and fatally injured.  Even after decades of effort by the government, industry, and individuals, too many people encounter [...] continue reading

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