Why Zero Injuries Does NOT Always Mean Your Worksite is Safe

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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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You Can Know in Advance What Impact Your Decisions will Have on Behavior!

The science of human behavior has a lot to say about employee motivation.  For example, did you know that if you offer a reward for performance regularly at the end of the month you will get a very different pattern of behavior than if you give the same reward for the same performance at different times each month. Given that the reward is of value to the performer, in the former situation, you will see an increase in performance regularly at the end of the month.  In the latter situation, performance will be more evenly distributed throughout the month.  Depending on the goals you have set for your business, one pattern of behavior may be more appropriate than the other ...

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It’s All About Them!

Dr. Boyce's article, It's All About Them:  How a Focus on Others Can Nurture Your Ability to Motivate and Inspire, has been published in Motivated MagazineClick here to read the article and leave a comment.  The article  has been placed in the Lead section of the magazine which also contains a contribution by Deepak Chopra!  Intended for a broad audience of people that have leadership roles, you will find Dr. Boyce's thoughts to be useful if you serve as a manager, supervisor, teacher, coach, or parent.  It is also relevant for those involved in or considering Behavior-Based Safety.  For more information you can correspond with Dr. Boyce directly via e-mail at ted.boyce@cbsafety.com or through the contact page of the Center for ...

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Motivated Magazine!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Boyce will have an article published in Motivated Magazine on line.  Notable contributors to Motivated include: Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton, and Steve Wozniak. We will post a link to Dr. Boyce's article once it's available.  So, please be on the look out for our special announcement.

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Schedule Your Safety Check-Up Today!

I recently had my annual physical exam.  This yearly ritual always reminds me of the importance of checking to be sure everything is OK even when there are no outward symptoms of a problem.  The benefit is early detection and simpler intervention to restore health if a problem does exist.

The same process can benefit your safety program.  That is, you should routinely check leading indicators of safety success, even when no outward signs of a problem exist.  To help you accomplish this, we are offering a 1-day observational assessment as quick, simple alternative to our comprehensive safety culture assessment.

The 1-day observational assessment process typically involves having one of our Ph.D.-level consultants spend a day


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Is Your Facility Overdue for a Safety Check-Up?

Dr Boyce has an article published in the current issue of Mining Magazine.  The article describes the basic components of a safety culture assessment and gives readers a practical understanding of what to look for in a comprehensive evaluation of their workplace safety culture. Click here for a free copy of the article.

As many of our clients already know, you will always make better decisions when they are based on good information.  And, a well-done safety culture assessment will provide exactly this type of information.  If you would be interested in having Dr. Boyce conduct an assessment of your safety culture, please contact him directly at ted.boyce@cbsafety.com or by calling 775.232.3099.

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New Video Excerpt Available for Viewing at www.cbsafety.com

Dr. Boyce wanted to let you know that he has placed a new video clip on-line at www.cbsafety.com.  The video (on the right sidebar of the website) is an excerpt from a talk performed earlier this year in San Francisco and is a follow-up to the prior clip on the safety system.  In this video, Dr. Boyce discusses the benefits of positive consequences for motivating safe behavior and the limitations of relying too heavily on enforcing policies to motivate safe behaviors.

We welcome your feedback and comments.  And, please e-mail Dr. Boyce at ted.boyce@cbsafety.com if you would like to schedule him to speak at a company function or conference in 2011.

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Understanding and Preventing the Bystander Effect in Industry

The “bystander effect” is defined by people’s unwillingness to help or get involved (often in an emergency situation) when others are present.  In fact, the effect is even stronger when more people are present.

The “bystander effect” is common in industrial settings where employees work in crews.  It is often exhibited in safety when someone chooses to ignore a safety hazard rather than to point it out, much less acknowledge and correct it.

Call 775.232.3099 or e-mail ted.boyce@cbsafety.com to book world-renowned behavioral psychologist Dr. Ted Boyce today to help you:

  • Understand the bystander effect and its causes
  • Determine if the bystander effect is occurring in your work setting
  • Develop and apply strategies for overcoming the bystander effect
  • Motivate employees to get actively involved in their

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