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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Part II: Nuclear Safety Culture with Comment from Ed Schein

By Rosa Carrillo | September 26, 2012

Safety Culture in High Hazard Environments Part II: Nuclear Safety Culture with Comment from Edgar Schein Not everyone feels the term “safety culture” or “nuclear safety culture” helps in the goal to avoid failure.  They point out that a well-led and managed organization seems not only profitable but safe as well. Why add language that…

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Safety Culture in High Hazard Environments

By Rosa Carrillo | September 17, 2012

Part I: Nuclear Safety Culture There is no consensus on the definition of nuclear safety culture. There isn’t even a consensus on a definition between the NRC and INPO. So how can we expect the power plants to understand what it is? When a site is told they have a poor safety culture, and they…

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The Role of Relationships in Safety: Are we missing the boat?

By Rosa Carrillo | August 31, 2012

Maslow’s hierarchy taught us that we are motivated first and foremost by the need for food and shelter, then safety, and third the need for relationship or belonging. Neuroscience has changed that. Our need for relationship is at the same level as food and shelter. We have been focused on behavior and culture, and have…

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Spending More for Less Return? Time to revise your approach to safety culture

By Rosa Carrillo | August 18, 2012

Spending More for Less Return? Time to Revise Your Approach to Safety Culture True Case Study from Nuclear Industry  A company is facing a very difficult mandate to transform the company’s safety culture. Regulators found safety violations that have to be corrected within a year or the facility will lose its license to operate. The latest…

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