Why Relationships Matter in Safety Performance

By Rosa Carrillo | October 25, 2015

Why Relationships Matter in Safety Performance by Rosa Antonia Carrillo, MSOD October 24, 2015 About 20 years ago I had a profound experience that changed the way I approach my work in safety. Prior to this I very much believed that if you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist and that 90% of accidents are…

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Redesigning the Safety Function for the Year 2000

By Rosa Carrillo | July 17, 2015

Redesigning the Safety Function for the Year 2000, a 1996 article by Rosa Carrillo has been quoted as a seminal article for the application of systems thinking to safety as well as an in depth explanation of safety culture. Redesigning Safety presents an open systems model for redesigning the safety, health and environment (SH&E) function of companies.…

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Safety Conversations: Catching Drift and Weak Signals

By Rosa Carrillo | January 20, 2015

Relationships are the foundation of high performance organizations. Meaningful safety conversations are the medium to build the trust and respect needed to develop those relationships. My latest publication co-authored with Neil Samuels looks at the cultural and social barriers that prevent us from having these important conversations. You may download it at “Drift” and “weak…

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Humble Inquiry Workshop

By Rosa Carrillo | May 22, 2014

Rosa Carrillo and Ed Schein delivered a workshop on Humble Inquiry to Coaches and OD professionals on May 20, 2014 in Phoenix Arizona. Hosted by the AZODN, Dr. Schein attended virtually while Rosa Facilitated and added her experience. The subject was Applications of Humble Inquiry to the Coaching Process. Humble Inquiry Humble Inquiry is the…

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Defining Relationship Based Safety

By Rosa Carrillo | February 17, 2014

Defining relationship based safety is important to gaining its acceptance. Basically it is the path to improving collaboration and coordination between individuals and across functions through the establishment of shared goals, trust and mutual respect. Too often supervisors react to the idea of building relationships as a “fluffy” activity that takes away from the real…

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Women in SH&E: A leadership collaborative

By Rosa Carrillo | February 8, 2014

Carrillo & Associates just launched a partnership with Women in SH&E: A leadership collaborative. Our new organization will focus on the strengths that women bring to safety and health leadership. We all know how important employee engagement is to safety performance. Women’s cultural upbringing and natural tendencies create a strong platform that makes us natural…

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Relationship Based Safety

By Rosa Carrillo | January 31, 2014

Relationship Based Safety: Moving Beyond Culture and Behavior by Rosa Carrillo, MSOD was published in the ASSE Safety Professional December 2012 issue. In collaboration with Cary Usrey of Predictive Solutions, this article will be broken down into a six part series and published on Cary’s Blog. Ms. Carrillo will explain the concept of Relationship Based Safety…

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Women who work in Safety Health and Environmental See Themselves as Leaders

By Rosa Carrillo | January 10, 2014

Do Women Who Work in Safety, Health and Environment Consider Themselves Leaders?Our survey with Women in SH&E said, “yes!” Survey completed by Carrillo & Associates on Oct 12, 2013. Authors, Cheryl Archer, Kelly Bernish and Rosa A. Carrillo. The purpose of this survey was to inquire into the self-perception of women in Safety, Health and…

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Integrating Safety into Business and Team Based Environments

By Rosa Carrillo | May 7, 2013

  Companies are moving towards integrating safety into business and team based environments as a way to inject safety into every aspect of the way work is done. They don’t want safety to be seen as a separate function. Many managers believe that the basis of a good safety culture is a workforce willing to…

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Safety Communication in the Workplace: Measuring its effectiveness

By Rosa Carrillo | October 19, 2012

Is safety communication one of the weak points in your safety culture? There are ways to measure and improve it. But first, what are the important elements of safety communication in the workplace? When we talk about effective communication in a strong safety culture, what kind of picture comes into our mind? Do you see…

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