Time Management is Safety Management

by Daniel Moran, Ph.D.

Worldwide, safety champions and industry leaders strive to maximize their effectiveness on the job. I’ve noticed that no matter what industries these leaders work in, they often complain of having a similar problem: not enough time to get everything completed. Now you might think that there are many other things to discuss in a behavior-based safety newsletter, but time-management skills can certainly contribute to the overall effectiveness of a company’s safety process. When people commit to certain actions to ensure safety on the job, then those actions must be reliably completed every time, on time. And when people make such a commitment, it makes sense to remove disruptions that keep you from completing your tasks.

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Judith Stowe, PhD, Senior Project Manager

For readers who have not heard of Andrew Hopkins, this work will reveal the author’s profound understanding of the crucial role of leadership in managing occupational health and safety. Hopkins’ crystal-clear writing style paints the big picture by placing responsibility and accountability for safety at the doorstep of top management.

Commitment is the Keystone to Safety Leadership

Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President, Quality Safety Edge

The 21st century has given us amazing technology and knowledge for increasing safety such as personal protective equipment and established management techniques. However, investments in flame resistant clothing, air-purifying respirators, and chemical resistant gloves are only useful if people make a commitment to wearing them. Similarly, technology can help you be a better leader with proven leadership practices but, again, they are only beneficial if you make a commitment to using them.

S.T.A.T.: Safety Today Avoids Tragedy

In 1998, the Thunder Creek Gas Services, LLC Company was established with just over a handful of employees as a joint venture to build a gathering and transportation system for natural gas in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Since that time, the enterprise has grown into a successful organization of currently almost 40 employees with locations in Gillette and Douglas, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado.

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