Why Zero Injuries Does NOT Always Mean Your Worksite is Safe

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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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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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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 Can Learn “A Lot From the First Storm” When You Practice Pure BBS

I just returned from my first experience at the Southeastern Regional Mine Safety and Health Conference. I send my sincere appreciation to all those who attended my talk on the Psychology of Safety Leadership. And, I want to thank the conference committee for inviting me to present. I was quite impressed with the venue and the sessions I had the pleasure of attending. James Spann, meteorologist for Birmingham's 33/40 ABC News, gave a particularly useful presentation on “preparedness”. Using the horrible rash of tornadoes that killed 252 people in the Birmingham area earlier this year as a backdrop, his message strongly applies to occupational safety. One thing he said really stood out to me. In describing the weather system he claimed, ...

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Psychology of Management

What do you see in the figure below?    Some people see green arrows pointing right while others see yellow arrows pointing left.  And, both would be correct.  If perception is reality and people perceive different things from the same physical reality, how do you manage perceptions such that you can organize a group of employees to achieve the goals you want?  The field of psychology has produced many techniques that will allow you to reframe your message in a manner that will get everyone on the same page.   Dr. Boyce has packaged these ideas and many more in a Psychology of Management seminar that will truly change the way you lead in your organization.  Contact us today to ...

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement in Alabama!

Mark your calendars for Noveber 8-10, 2011 for the Southeastern Regional Mine Safety and Health Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama. My talk, the Psychology of Safety Leadership, will be presented on Wednesday, November 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.  I hope to see you there! Mention this article to me at the conference and we'll enter you in to a raffle drawing for a complimentary 2-hour on-site or Skype consultation or 1-hour presentaiton. Click here for the conference web page.

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Now Accepting Speaking Engagements for 2012

Would you listen to a man who grew up in an academic environment, lived next to a national sports hero, took his first job at the age 15, plays rock n roll music, and holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology? Meet Dr. Thomas Boyce, a business consultant, author, educator, and musician who in just the past decade has published more than 20 articles on leadership and employee motivation, logged more than 3000 hours of on-site training and 1000 hours of post-secondary instruction, given more than 100 public presentations, and self-published a dozen original rock songs which are available on iTunes. According to Dr. Boyce “everyone can learn the basic principles of behavior such that they are able to improve quality of ...

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World Class Safety Won’t Come from Accidental Success!

Please read Dr. Boyce’s latest article published in a recent edition of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News.  The article describes early research establishing the basic principle positive reinforcement that has become the foundation of many Behavior-Based Safety processes.  Click here to be taken directly to the article.  As always, contact us directly to let us know how we can be of help to you.

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