Why Zero Injuries Does NOT Always Mean Your Worksite is Safe

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New Video Series: 3 Questions with Dr. Boyce

The Center for Behavioral Safety is proud to announce that we will be producing a recurring series of video segments called "3 Questions with Dr. Boyce."  The first session of the series can be found by clicking here.  If you would like Dr. Boyce to address a specific question you can e-mail that question to admin@cbsafety.com or, if you are a registered user of this site, by commenting to this post. Other videos by Dr. Boyce can be found at the following links: 1. What Would You Do? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otn5c7ec19A 2. System Factors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRN-Uv91Ego 3. Benefits of Positive Consequences: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcu8IGya56c 4. Safety Leadership: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7Z3YAF5uA We look forward to hearing from you.  Please let us know how we ...

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What Would You Do? New Video of Dr. Boyce posted on www.cbsafety.com

From the Admin: We have posted a video of Dr. Boyce presenting an important message about injury prevention at a recent luncheon meeting for safety professionals. While the video is informal, the message is one that Dr. Boyce felt deserved to be heard by all of those that have worked with him and the Center for Behavioral Safety or who otherwise visit our website. We invite you to consider the value of a great talk that is meant to inspire action, conveys a strong leadership and safety message, and is done by The Triple Threat: Dr Thomas E. Boyce. Please forward this video link to your Human Resources Staff, to your meeting planners and conference coordinators, and contact us to ...

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Center for Behavioral Safety Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Working Lives

The Center for Behavioral Safety celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this year.  Founded in Reno, NV by behavioral strategist, Dr. Thomas E. Boyce, the Center opened its first San Francisco Bay Area franchise in February of 2010.  To date, the Center has provided executive coaching, leadership and management training, and safety consulting to more than 50 companies representing industries such as mining; manufacturing; construction; city, county, and state government, health care, higher education, and technology development. Many organizations with whom the Center has worked have undertaken multiple projects because of the success they had with earlier worked performed by Dr. Boyce.  When asked to reflect on the Center’s success for a recent newspaper article, Dr. Boyce (who still serves as ...

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A San Francisco Bay Area Safety Talk

Dr. Boyce will be presenting at talk entitled: The Essence of Safety:  How to Overcome Resistance and Produce Lasting Change at the November 16th, 2012 meeting of the Golden Gate Chapter of the National Safety Management Society.  The next step in the evolution of Behavior-Based Safety Leadership, all those who are using Behavior-Based Safety, have ever done so, or even considered it are encouraged to attend.  Dr. Boyce has provided the following as a description for the upcoming presentation: Understand and develop the natural power of human psychology to become a better leader. In a 1-hour forum that uses stories, demonstrations, and discussion, participants will:
  • Learn what psychology is and why it’s important to leading safety
  • Gain an understanding of the components of a work
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Upcoming Events and Articles

Dr. Boyce will be speaking on the Psychology of Leadership at the Mt. Diablo ASTD Meeting on October 16, 2012 in Dublin, CA.  You do not have to be an ASTD member to attend.  For more information and to register please click here. Dr. Boyce will also be facilitating a 2-Day course on leadership in New York City on November 5 and 6, 2012.  And, he will be in Los Angeles on December 10-12, 2012 to teach a Leadership Course.  Please contact us directly for more information regarding these events. Finally, please click here to access Dr. Boyce's first column for Mining Quarterly.  His article appears on page 15 of the e-magazine and page 11 of the printed version. To ...

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Have You Reached a Safety Plateau? Don’t Rely on the Flavor of the Month to Help

As a behavioral scientist I understand the impact of emotion on behavior.  It can both enhance and inhibit.  If someone is asked to do something that does not work to produce the results they expect (or have achieved in the past), they get frustrated and stop doing the behavior.  On the other hand, when they are excited they can’t get enough of what excites them and related behaviors increase in frequency. When you implement a process within your more comprehensive safety program, emotions are experienced by employees.  If the implementation is done correctly, you generate excitement and behavior to support the change.  Employees are involved and engaged.   Then, as time passes, employee involvement and excitement appears to diminish.  Behavioral science helps ...

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Upcoming Events! Schedule Dr. Boyce to Appear at Your Event

We have been asked to keep subscribers informed about where Dr. Boyce will be traveling.  With prior arrangements, he is happy to make a site visit to your facility when he is in your area.  In the spirit of keeping everyone informed, below are Dr. Boyce's upcoming speaking engagements.
  • Scottsdale, AZ on April 23-25 for a 3-Day workshop on Leadership Communication.  Contact us for more details.
  • Socorro, NM on May 1 and 2 for the New Mexico Mine Safety and Health Conference. Dr. Boyce will participate in a panel discussion on May 1 and deliver a keynote address and technical session on May 2.  Click here for more details.
  • Phoenix, AZ on May 3 to deliver the keynote at the AZ Spring Thaw. 
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Mind Matters! Dr. Boyce’s Recent Webcast Now Available as a Recording

Dr. Boyce's webcast through the American Management Association, recorded on March 21, 2012, is now available as a recorded session.  Entitled Mind Matters!  Getting Results through Psychology, the hour long webcast takes you on a brief journey through 3 schools of psychology that can help you make an immediate difference at your workplace.  If you missed the live broadcast, you can get more information about the webcast and make arrangements to listen to the recorded session by clicking on the following link: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Mind-Matters!.aspx Please also see the Psychology of Management post on our website for information on a 2-Day course that will build on the material that Dr. Boyce will only have the time to touch on during the webcast.  He will ...

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You are Experts in Your Business. We are Experts in Human Behavior. Together, We Can Make a Difference. (TM)

I consult to a variety of industries—mining, manufacturing, construction, health care, and many others that support these businesses.  So, it is not uncommon for me to be asked (better yet questioned) regarding my qualifications to serve as a consultant to a particular industry.  A common question from a prospective client might be: “you’ve not ever been a miner (or a construction worker, or an assembly line worker, etc.) so how can you help us with our safety, HR issues, corporate and site initiatives?”  Or, I might hear, “what we need is someone with more mining (or manufacturing or construction, etc.) experience.” My response to such inquiries is quite simple.  To the former I respond: “I don’t need to be an expert ...

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What Can You Learn from an Undercover Boss?

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Boyce’s article: You Don’t Have to Be an Undercover Boss (to know what your employees are thinking) has been published by EHS Today. Below is an excerpt from the article: With the recent popularity of the reality television show “Undercover Boss,” I have been thinking a lot about how communication at all levels of an organization is critical to making decisions that positively will impact your company’s bottom line. And although important, I don’t want to limit this assertion only to communication from the top reaching the frontlines in an unfiltered way. Your employees, with their real-life stories, typically make or break your safety, environmental, quality, productivity and customer service. It is for this reason ...

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