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Last week, I shared with you the first six of my dozen tips for running safety meetings that will keep your trainees engaged. Here are the final six (and what the heck? I’ll throw in one extra for good measure).
7 More Ways to Stifle the Yawns
7. Keep It Organized. Take a page from the Boy [...]
Trainee Bombs Fire Safety Demonstration
At a fire safety seminar, employees gathered around the live demonstration area to watch the fire officer teach the proper way to operate a fire extinguisher.
Barking out instructions like a drill sergeant, the fire officer yelled, “Pull the pin like a hand grenade. Then, aiming at the base of the fire, [...]
Editor’s Note: Last week’s Pop Quiz on teaching and learning quotations prompted this offering from SafetyXChange member, Safety John.
A few more for your collection …
1. “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”
~ R. Buckminster Fuller
2. “Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.”
~ George Santayana
3. “You [...]
In his novel, Alaska, James Michener credits the British naval explorer Captain James Cook as being not just a discoverer of new lands but of new health and safety practices. Captain Cook created a five-point safety program for sailors that revolutionized the state of medical care aboard ships of the Royal Navy. Cook’s greatest accomplishment [...]
Guy gets pulled over by a traffic cop.
Traffic Cop: Your wife fell out of your car two blocks back
Driver: What a relief! I thought I was going deaf!
Guy’s applying for a job as a railroad switchman.
Yardmaster: Tell me, what would you do if you saw two trains coming at each other on [...]
Editor’s Note: This excerpt comes from Art’s story about how to handle rejection:
The other way to handle rejection is to brush it off and keep trying, confident that you will ultimately succeed. Let me tell you a story. It’s about a silly poem I wrote more than 30 years ago called “Pay Attention Brother.” [...]
Thank you for attending SafetyXChange’s the annual Saxcies™ Awards ceremony. This is our fourth ceremony and the first one we’ve done “virtually.”
We created the Saxcies™ Awards in 2006 to bestow upon safety professionals some measure of the recognition they’re so often denied by the companies and workers they serve. To be sure, safety professionals prefer [...]
Welcome to the 2009 Saxcies™. Here’s the program for today’s Awards ceremony.
Opening Remarks by Catherine Jones
Presentation of Awards:
1. SafetyXChange Contributor of the Year presented by Glenn Demby
The Finalists are:
2. Safety Hero of the Year presented by Gary Higbee
The Finalists are:
Robert O. Martinez
3. Safety Program of [...]
2009 Saxcies™ winners will be awarded a life-size replica of a helmet worn by warriors of the Greek city-state of Corinth from around 500 B.C. Why something so unconventional? For one thing, the helmet represents personal protection. More importantly, however, this helmet was the gear able-bodied men of Corinth were expected to don when performing [...]
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