Phil LaDuke

New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals - 2017 By Phil LaDuke – first posted here Four years ago I posted New Year’s resolutions for Safety Professionals and it continues to get a lot of traffic this time of year. I while I still believe the resolutions I wrote back then are important, I think it’s high time ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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A couple of new articles by Phil LaDuke Should Safety Pros Be Entrepreneurs? Not that the public outcry about my hiatus from writing the blog has been deafening, I would like you each to know that I have been writing quite a bit, primarily for Entrepreneur magazine. In fact, one of my recent articles, The Top 5 ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Mountain Has Been Climbed. Now What? by Phil La Duke, first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-mountain-has-been-climbed-now-what/ You’re corporate incident rate is so low that you are the envy of your industry, so where do you go from here? Despite the ever increasing death traps that we call workplaces, it’s a valid question that some fortunate companies have to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety Is No Accident By Phil La Duke and first published on his blog here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/safety-is-no-accident/ Let me begin by saying that the title is trite, and sounds like a slogan, I have to say I thought of rephrasing it but ultimately decided that however much it made me seem like I was trying to be clever ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Wow !! - Thankyou Phil !!! First published here: When the Bright Eyes of A Giant Grow Dim and Fade to Black By Phil La Duke Dedicated to Dave Collins for his years of service to the safety function. “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked… for an angry fix” Recently the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Too Sexy For Safety? Latest blog by Phil La Duke who says: “As thought leaders and journalists I'm curious on your opinion: Does Pamela Anderson's or Kaito Kaelin's notoriety mean that they are inappropriate spokesperson's for safety? Or can comedy infuse an otherwise boring safety event into something worthwhile? Should one's past mistakes be held against ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety Is a Thankless Job

by Phil LaDuke
Latest blog by Phil LaDuke (thanks heaps for the mention Phil!) First published here Phil says: “When it comes to safety the job itself can be pretty thankless. This isn't a woe is me—nobody appreciates me, but after working in field for over 15 years and speaking and writing for the last 10, it seems like ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Phil La Duke Is A Has Been

by Dave Collins
imageI have been a fan of Phil LaDuke for a long time, many aren’t and nor would he or I expect them to be. He touches nerves, confronts the establishment, desecrates holy safety ground. He creates considerable dissonance and desire to change. Anybody who has tried to do more in safety than write procedures, audit ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives?

by Phil LaDuke
Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives? By Phil La Duke - first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/ Phil says: “We tend to think of injuries in terms of a long string of events, the Domino Theory, if you will. But some hazards are likely to kill us and others will be little more than an irritation. I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risky Business

by Phil LaDuke
Risky Business By Phil La Duke – first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/risky-business/ We all take risks, there’s a saying that when you’re driving, anyone driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac. Okay, I don’t know if it qualifies as a saying, per se, but I’ve heard it said. So ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals

by Phil LaDuke
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals - What are Yours? By Phil LaDuke - republished by request Phil says: I received so many requests to repost last year's article on New Year's Resolutions for Safety Professionals that I finally acquiesced. What do you think? Do these still make sense? How well have you (or the safety ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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When is Your Safety Meeting Not A Safety Meeting?

by Phil LaDuke
When is Your Safety Meeting Not A Safety Meeting? By Phil La Duke – First published here: Phil LaDuke’s Blog A common leading indicator for safety is involvement in safety meetings, but to risk sounding like Bill Clinton’s infamous “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” quote what constitutes “involved in safety meetings”? ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Myth of the Perfect Process

by Dave Collins
The Myth of the Perfect Process by Phil La Duke – first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/the-myth-of-the-perfect-process/ Phil says: Whether you believe that safety is the result of personal choices or a robust system too many of us labor under the mistaken belief in the "perfect process". In this week's post I explore the myth of both the perfect ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters

by Phil LaDuke
Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters Today, 11th September 2015, marks the 2nd Anniversary of the passing of a legend in safety A great and fitting tribute to the late George Robotham – see his work here – Thanks heaps for doing this Phil. “A great talent and thinker in the world of safety left us this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Combustible Dust: How Crackpots Endanger Safety

by Phil LaDuke
Combustible Dust: How Crackpots Endanger Safety Latest article by Phil LaDuke, in his usual “unique” style, that Safety Spuds definitely won’t find “a peeling”, but something we have been lamenting about for some time. First published here on his blog Phil says: “I have known so many talented safety professionals who have been driven from the discussion ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Is Your Safety Unappreciated?

by Phil LaDuke
Feeling Unappreciated? Maybe You Invite the Abuse Latest Blog By Phil LaDuke – first published here There’s no denying the job of a safety professional can be tough. Between opportunistic vendors pushing snake oil, trenchant Operations leaders willing to take unreasonable risks, and petulant workers who passively (or belligerently) resist any and all efforts to make the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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