Everybody gets to go home in one piece: How reporting close calls can prevent future incident can be found in the Safety+Health Plus section of the Safety+Health website. http://www.nsc.org/
“near miss reporting is an area of interest for me” says La Duke, “I’ve written and spoken on the topic extensively.”
La Duke spoke at the National Safety Council’s 2011 Conference in Philadelphia where he presented the technical session, Understanding Why People Don’t Report Near Misses.
“About the same time that the Call for Presenters went out, I took on a new assignment at a large healthcare system and had, embarrassingly enough, four near misses in the first two weeks” recalls La Duke “I realized that what many safety professionals believed about why people didn’t report near misses (fear) was wrong. In fact, I was so profoundly affected by the experience that I decided, not only to submit an abstract for the conference and expo, but that I would blog and write about it as well.”
La Duke’s piece on his experience with near miss reporting, appeared in Facility Safety Management magazine as Four Choices, Eight Reasons.
“Chris (Facility Safety Management magazine, Executive Editor, Chris Sandford) did an especially nice job editing the piece; it’s one of the best things I’ve ever written thanks to him.”
La Duke’s presentation at the 2011 NSC conference was well attended and particularly well received.
“I got a lot of very positive feedback on the presentation, we had strong attendance and most of the comments (on the session evaluations)
La Duke’s work appears monthly in Fabricating & Metalworking magazine where he is a contributing editor, and his work has also appeared in Facility Safety Management and ISHN magazines. He also posts to his two blogs (www.philladuke.wordpress.com and www.rockfordgreeneinternational.com)
About The National Safety Council:
The National Safety Council is an organization that “saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.” The NSC hopes to continue to decrease worker injuries, stating “by 2014, the council will save an additional 10,000 lives and prevent 1 million injuries.” http://www.congress.nsc.org/
About Phil La Duke:
Phil La Duke is an internationally recognized writer, blogger, and speaker whose work is seen by over 200,000 readers internationally each month. La Duke is a highly sought and often controversial speaker on culture change, training, and performance improvement topics, particularly worker health and safety and Lean Manufacturing. La Duke is an editorial advisor for Facility Safety Magazine, a regular contributor to ISHN magazine, and a contributing editor and safety columnist for Fabricating and Metalworking magazine. La Duke is the author of two weekly worker safety blogs, http://philladuke.wordpress.com and www.Rockfordgreeneinternational.wordpress.com. La Duke is also co-founder of Rockford Greene International. Recently, the American Society of Safety Engineers has reprinted his articles Applying Deming To Safety (http://www.fsmmag.com/
About Rockford Greene International:
Rockford Greene International, based in Monroe, MI, provides business optimization services and helps organizations to operate more effectively in all of the key business elements: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment. Rockford Greene matches your business needs with a top business expert. For more information on Rockford Greene visit: http://www.rockfordgreene.com
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Rockford Greene International provides business optimization services for all of the key business elements: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment.