Making Behavior Change Stick Through Effective Change Leadership

The moment you understand the invisible elements that underpin human behavior, you position yourself to achieve performance results you never thought possible. Through a greatly effective and more universally accepted change leadership approach, you may never have to use command and control again to experience behavior change. WHY CHANGE RARELY STICKS Whether you want to…


5 Rules of Workplace Safety Management

There are certain rules of human behavior that must be considered when developing a process of safety management. If you violate these rules, you will fail in your objective to develop a safer workplace. The rules themselves are simple, however, don’t be deceived because they have a great influence on human behavior. Repetition: To get…


Some Myths and Truths About Safety Management

I’d like to introduce a few truths and dispel some myths I’ve come to discover in my nearly two decades of working in the safety management arena. Some of these you will know of and agree with and some you won’t know and/or agree with. Either way, the article will have served the purpose of…


Safety Training Is About Behavior Change

I remember only too well my first visit to a warehouse for a job interview. The bustle of the forklift traffic was considerable. Drivers were busily unloading and loading pallets of product into the long lines of waiting semi-tractor trucks. Numerous other employees were pulling and pushing hand trucks full of boxed product. This was…


Establishing the Safest Workplace Possible

Want to have a workplace that is viewed as a premiere workplace for safety? Want your employees not just to feel safe, but know they are safe? Then consider setting your workplace up to implement the soon to be released ISO 45001 standards, so you can be at the leading edge of workplace safety. First…


Accident Investigation in the Workplace Services

Kevin Schmidt Consulting offers two services concerning workplace accident investigations. The first option available to companies is to have Kevin Schmidt Consulting come out at investigate your workplace accidents, fatalities or other incidents involving injuries. I have years of experience in conducting various types of workplace accident investigations. I understand OSHA and how to properly…


Remembering 9/11

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Lock Out Tag Out Audit

Does anyone at your business perform maintenance of any piece or machine or equipment, this can be as simple as change an overhead light? Do you bring in an outside contractor to your business to perform these tasks? If the answer is yes to either of these, then your company needs a Lock-out/Tag-out program. Lock-out/Tag-out(LOTO)…


Hazard Communication Plan

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update will also help reduce trade…


First Aid Training and Kit Requirements

Does your business have a first aid kit? Do you have people in your business trained to render first aid?  What are the requirements for first aid kits, first aid training, and such according to OSHA? 1910.151(b) In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used…