Rockford Greene International’s Phil La Duke Interviewed by Safety + Health Magazine

The noted speaker, blogger, writer, and thought-leader opinions solicited for a story on near miss reporting sought by the National Safety Council’s official magazine.
Phil La Duke
Phil La Duke
Dec. 26, 2011 - PRLog -- (Monroe, MI) Rockdford Greene International announced today that Phil La Duke was interviewed for an article in Safety + Health magazine.  La Duke’s thoughts on near miss reporting were sought in an interview in early October for an article in the January 2012 issue. The story, "Everyone Goes   
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.
“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) were extremely positive.  Throughout the conference people kept approaching me to talk about near miss reporting; it’s an important topic and people seem to care deeply about it” says La Duke.
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 ( and weekly.

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.”

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,  and  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 (   and Why We Violate The Rules (

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:

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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.
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