Kevin Ian Schmidt

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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. Rules of Workplace […]

Hazard Communication Plan Explained

More than 30 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards. There are an estimated 650,000 existing hazardous chemical products, and hundreds of new ones are being introduced annually. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employers. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned […]

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 […]

Guidelines for Investigation Interviews

Definition Employee Investigation Interviews are set up to review claims made by employees regarding discrimination, harassment, violence, or other prohibited behaviors in the workplace.   The Investigation Interview Process When you’re conducting employee investigation interviews, the interview process should be carefully planned, followed, and documented to help mitigate exposure to litigation. The sequence of interviews […]

Fire Prevention Plan

The purpose of a Fire Prevention Plan is to eliminate the causes of fire, prevent loss of life and property by fire, and to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard on fire prevention, 29 CFR 1910.39. It provides employees with information and guidelines that will assist them in recognizing, reporting, and […]

Fire Risk Assessment

Prior to fighting any fire with a portable fire extinguisher you must perform a fire risk assessment that evaluates the fire size, the fire fighters evacuation path, and the atmosphere in the vicinity of the fire. Check Out: Fire Extinguisher Basics Risk Assessment Question Characteristics of incipient stage fires or fires that can be extinguished […]