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Maximizing Your Strengths for Safety and IH Professionals

Course Title: Maximizing Your Strengths for Safety and IH Professionals Cal State University Dominguez Hills Instructors: Rosa Carrillo and Aileen Yankowski November 15, 2019 Course Description: Learn how to further workplace health and safety excellence and your career by leveraging your unique qualities, attributes and skills. This is potentially the first of several courses focused…

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Leadership Inclusion and Belonging

Inclusion and belonging is a leadership mindset? I am not going to reiterate the neuroscience and psychological research behind the increasing awareness that inclusion and belonging are essential conditions for high performing teams. I am going to make a case for approaching this task in a more psychologically safe manner. It is ironic that diversity…

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The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership by Rosa Antonia Carrillo

The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership by Rosa Antonia Carrillo  Why do some managers, supervisors and executives consistently get better safety results? How can we turn a negative situation with employees into a new starting point? How can we improve on the national norm of 30% employee engagement? Rosa Antonia Carrillo answers these hard questions…

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Validity of Safety Culture Assessments

Many are questioning the validity of safety culture assessments. One of the reasons, as Sidney Dekker commented, is the ambiguous meaning of “safety culture”:  “No one term or mechanism can adequately explain the social order in which we live. We use safety culture to encompass any or all aspects of social life. Then we link them…

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Safety Programs, Inclusion and Belonging

Did you ever connect safety programs, inclusion and belonging? How does inclusion and belonging affect your safety program? When we are feeling excluded our awareness narrows. The brain is focused on thinking about that moment of rejection or just feeling sad, or angry. It’s a tape that plays over and over in the head. Why…

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Building a Just Culture Learning Lab with Sidney Dekker

Building a Just Culture was the topic of Sidney Dekker’s Learning Lab on Trust and Accountability in Oakland, CA. There were about 30 attendees including Tod Conklin and Rob Fisher. It was a fantastic learning experience and I was asked to write a review of my experience by the ASSP Safety Journal. A just culture…

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Group Activities to Increase Psychological Safety and Mitigate Risk

I have used these group activities to increase psychological safety and increase safety awareness for many years. How can a team leader, safety professional, or GM contribute to the level of psychological safety on their team or in their facility? Much has been published on how psychological safety is important to organizational innovation, trust and…

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