Paul Balmert

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Problems: Big and Small

This month Paul dives into problems big and small. He explores the nature of problems and how we think about them, then leaves us with some Darn Good Advice.

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Safety Meeting Topics

Life Critical Safety Rules

Does your operation have life critical safety rules? Many do, for things like suspended loads, elevated work and entering confined spaces. When you don’t follow the rules for hazards like those…

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Compliance

Changing Habits

This month Paul explores habits. Not just the changes we each have made in response to COVID 19 but more importantly the nature and value of habits related to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day. He investigates habits as they apply to managing risk and gaining compliance and leaves us with some Darn Good Advice.

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Safety Meeting Topics

Habits

It’s now been more than 90 days since the world around us was transformed by a hazard so small as to be invisible to the human eye. The next time you fill out a…

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Execution

Stressed Out!

This month Paul dives into the stress we all are feeling. In this edition he talks about the assumptions, hypotheses, and facts we use to make decisions and the biases that influence and inform them. If you are a regular reader then you know Paul is going to pull it all together, share his perspective and offer some thoughts on how to leverage the lessons. Some Darn Good Advice.

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Safety Leadership In The Time of Covid

With all confusing, confounding and even contradictory things going on in the midst of the COVID crisis, the most important goal every leader has remains unchanged: seeing to it that everyone goes home, alive and well at the end of every single day.

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Compliance

Deepwater Horizon: Lesson Learned?

This month Paul, with the help of Erick Reyna one of our teacher consultants, goes back 10 years to examine the lessons to still be learned from the Macondo Deepwater Horizon events of April 20th 2010. He shares five important lessons that are still important today. Some Darn Good Advice.

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Hazard/Risk

A Second Set of Eyes

One of the great benefits of having co-workers is that they represent a “second set of eyes.” They can see what we are doing; they can see things we don’t see ourselves…

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Hazard/Risk

Stop Everything!

This month Paul explores another lesson to be learned about stopping the job and the decisions-maker’s choice. There are lessons about taking action or choosing not to that can be useful sending people home alive and well at the end of each and every day.

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Problems: Big and Small

This month Paul dives into problems big and small. He explores the nature of problems and how we think about them, then leaves us with some Darn Good Advice.

Read More »

Life Critical Safety Rules

Does your operation have life critical safety rules? Many do, for things like suspended loads, elevated work and entering confined spaces. When you don’t follow the rules for hazards like those…

Read More »

Changing Habits

This month Paul explores habits. Not just the changes we each have made in response to COVID 19 but more importantly the nature and value of habits related to sending people home alive and well at the end of the day. He investigates habits as they apply to managing risk and gaining compliance and leaves us with some Darn Good Advice.

Read More »

Habits

It’s now been more than 90 days since the world around us was transformed by a hazard so small as to be invisible to the human eye. The next time you fill out a…

Read More »

Stressed Out!

This month Paul dives into the stress we all are feeling. In this edition he talks about the assumptions, hypotheses, and facts we use to make decisions and the biases that influence and inform them. If you are a regular reader then you know Paul is going to pull it all together, share his perspective and offer some thoughts on how to leverage the lessons. Some Darn Good Advice.

Read More »

Safety Leadership In The Time of Covid

With all confusing, confounding and even contradictory things going on in the midst of the COVID crisis, the most important goal every leader has remains unchanged: seeing to it that everyone goes home, alive and well at the end of every single day.

Read More »

Deepwater Horizon: Lesson Learned?

This month Paul, with the help of Erick Reyna one of our teacher consultants, goes back 10 years to examine the lessons to still be learned from the Macondo Deepwater Horizon events of April 20th 2010. He shares five important lessons that are still important today. Some Darn Good Advice.

Read More »

A Second Set of Eyes

One of the great benefits of having co-workers is that they represent a “second set of eyes.” They can see what we are doing; they can see things we don’t see ourselves…

Read More »

Stop Everything!

This month Paul explores another lesson to be learned about stopping the job and the decisions-maker’s choice. There are lessons about taking action or choosing not to that can be useful sending people home alive and well at the end of each and every day.

Read More »
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