By Phil LaDuke. First published here As many of you know I rarely miss a chance to take a cheap shot at Behavior Based Safety so it might surprise you that I am writing an article that supports the use of BBS in some circumstances. There are indeed many circumstances where BBS isn’t just the … [Read more...] about Seven Ways To Tell If BBS Is Right For You
80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots by Phil La Duke. First published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/80-of-safety-practitioners-are-idiots/ Startling title; nasty, mean, condescending and just plain unfair. It’s not right, it’s not fair, it’s not just. So how does it feel? … [Read more...] about 80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots
Where is the Value in Safety Day? Latest blog by Phil LaDuke who says: “The world loves a hypocrite, and for whatever reason, people tend to take a hard look at safety practitioners for any sign of hypocrisy”…... SEE THE ORIGINAL POST HERE Next week I will be conducting the activities surrounding … [Read more...] about Where is the Value in Safety Day?
Professional Conferences Are A Sleazy Con By Phil La Duke I’ve lost count of how many professional conferences at which I have presented. I don’t even submit abstracts anymore. Why? I got tired of getting bored participants who sat in judgment over my presentation. Mostly my reviews were very … [Read more...] about Professional Conferences Are A Sleazy Con
By Phil La Duke – First published on his blog HERE AuthorI Know My Shoes Are Untied Mind Your Own Business andLone Gunman Rewriting the Handbook On Workplace Violence Yesterday I returned to Detroit, the Paris of the Midwest, from Hollywood, the Paris of Los Angeles. I had trouble getting a … [Read more...] about Hey Idiots, You’re Worried About the Wrong Things
Misleading Indicators By Phil La Duke on HIS BLOG Nearly every safety professional worth his or her salt has been told that he or she needs to look at both leading and lagging indicators; it’s good advice, in fact, it’s advice I’ve given many times in articles and speeches over the years. But … [Read more...] about Misleading Indicators
Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead? by Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE Safety is not a humanitarian effort. We all know the story of the days of yore when the loss of life—from building the pyramids to building the Brooklyn Bridge—was just … [Read more...] about Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead?
Your Words Matter By Phil La Duke and first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/your-words-matter/ My blog was already written, locked down and in the vault. My time is at a premium, with a full-time job, two magazine deadlines looming, and a book in post production, so … [Read more...] about Your Words Matter
If You Want to Save Lives Be a Lifeguard by Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE I’ve worked in safety to one extent or another for 30 years. In fact, This June will mark my thirtieth year in a profession that isn’t all that much older than me. And in that time I’ve met all kinds of … [Read more...] about If You Want to Save Lives Be a Lifeguard
The Horse Led To Water DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE BY PHIL LaDUKE!! First published here: My romantic entanglement tells a tale of jury duty that I find appropriate to safety. Jury duty has always fascinated me, I get served with notices often but seldom make it past the questions in the selection … [Read more...] about The Horse Led To Water