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safety pro blogThe Safety Pro Blog on Safety Talk Ideas is focused on sharing ideas, personal development information, resources, tools, and more. If you choose to invest in yourself you will be better prepared to serve the employees you are meant to help protect from injury. Our goal at Safety Talk Ideas is to help you as a safety pro be more prepared, confident, and effective in your role. We aim to accomplish this through the content we share on the site and through our emails.

This site was built by a safety pro who wanted to help others in their role since he had a steep learning curve after landing his first safety job out of college. Because of that desire, the choice was made to be different than the bigger, more established workplace safety publications out there. There will always be a need for materials put out by OSHA or awesome publications like EHS Today, but there is also a need for a site that speaks specifically to the pain points you experience as a safety pro out in the field.

Many of the posts found on the Safety Pro Blog below have a not-so-serious conversational tone to them on purpose. There is a hole in the market to help safety pros think outside the box, develop new ways to approach problems, and continue to develop in their role without having to present everything like a white paper report. Take time to browse the current posts below and check back monthly to see what content has been added!

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Make More Money in Your Safety Career My Failed Online Safety Marketplace and How You Can Earn More in Your Career - This post dives into what it takes to earn more money in your career or in your own endeavors. Understanding how to provide value is key to understanding how to… ...
100 Free Safety Sayings 100+ Free Safety Slogans and Sayings to Use for Safety Trainings and Resources -   There is no shortage of safety slogans to be found in workplaces around the world. Some are great, others not so much. We have all seen the posters with… ...
Recommended Books for Safety Professionals for Personal Growth and Career Success - We have created a list of recommended books that safety professionals should read. We provide a book review, personal development takeaways, and takeaways for safety professionals for each book in… ...
Build a Body of Work You Don’t Need Grey Hair to Share Ideas - Why are the only individuals who are putting their ideas out there in the EHS field from the older generation? Why are you as a younger or less-experienced professional not… ...
4 Ways Safety Professionals Can Make Money Online 4 Ways Safety Professionals Can Make Money Online - There are endless opportunities to make an income outside of your 9-to-5. I am big on the idea of working on your own goals outside of your job. That could… ...
Do not F up the Culture How is (Safety) Culture Defined at Your Company? - Culture, safety culture, values, mission statement, etc. are constantly crafted and discussed by the upper management in many companies across the world. With that being said, the focus or goals… ...
Create Free Workplace Safety Posters A Free Website for Designing Safety Posters or Graphics for Presentations - With today’s access to information and technological progress occurring at a blistering pace, there are tools developed every single day that solve problems you face in your job. I want… ...
Passing the CHST Exam: From Applying to Taking the CHST - A free guide to the CHST certification process. Every step from applying for the CHST exam to what to study to pass the CHST is included in this post. Other… ...
Creating a Toolbox Talk Template Creating the Right Toolbox Talk Template for Your Company’s Needs - There are many different variations and methods one can take to present a toolbox talk. Many individuals who have to present toolbox talks or safety talks on a regular basis… ...
Providing Quality Safety Training for Spanish-speaking Employees - OSHA requires that safety training is provided in a language that the employees understand. Are you properly training your Spanish-speaking employees? This post looks at the prevalence of Spanish-speaking workers… ...
online safety training effectiveness Is Online Safety Training Effective Enough to Use? - Does online safety training really work? This post dives into some of the research backing up the use of online training and our recommended training provider. ...
Getting Your Safety Message Past the Tribe Mentality at Work - The tribe mentality is something that kept our ancestors alive for generations, but what implications does it create in today's workplace? This post looks at effects tribe mentality can have… ...
army leadership principles applied to workplace safety These Three U.S. Army Leadership Principles Are Critical for Workplace Safety Leaders - Be, know, and do. These three army leadership principles are critical for those who are safety leaders in their workplace. These principles are also relevant to anyone in a management… ...
Open Door Policy Workplace Safety Why and How You Should Facilitate an Open-door Policy for Workplace Safety - Having and properly implementing an open-door policy for workplace safety is crucial for a strong safety culture. With this policy also comes the responsibility of taking issues and concerns seriously. ...
millennials generation and workplace safety What Changes are Needed in the Safety Industry to Fit the Growing Millennial Workforce? - Millennials will represent the majority of the workforce in the US. What changes and improvements should be made in the way you approach safety on the job? This post outlines… ...
Praise in public exceptions Exceptions to the Rule of Thumb to “Criticize in Private and Praise in Public” - The rule of thumb when providing feedback is to criticize in private and praise in public. That being said there are exceptions to every rule. Knowing your work crew and… ...
dog training and workplace safety Behavior Based Safety Pitfalls: Why Positive Reinforcement May Not Be Enough - Positive reinforcement is a huge part of a behavior based safety system, but is how it is implemented at your workplace flawed? This post dives into misconceptions about positive reinforcement… ...
the human mind and safety Behavior Based Safety Pitfalls: Peer-to-Peer Observations - Are peer-to-peer observations effective in a behavior based safety program? Are the observations in your workplace helping or hurting the safety culture? This post dives into these observations and looks… ...
Appealing to Learning Styles Safety Training Debunking Safety Training Myths: Appealing to Learning Styles - Are you tailoring your safety training to the specific learning styles of the individual students in your class? Can there be a better way in preparing your next workplace safety… ...
Human Nature to Take Safety Shortcuts The Human Nature of Shortcutting Safety at Work: Three Things to Consider - It is important for safety professionals to understand the human nature of deep-seated tendencies that possibly lead to taking safety shortcuts. A decision to do so may not be as… ...
two things to consider about habit formation Two Problems Safety Professionals Need to Consider About Habit Formation - Habit formation is not a one size fits all process. It is important for safety professionals to understand the complexities of habits when dealing with addressing unsafe behaviors of workers. ...
Target Four Quotes to Enhance Your Perspective Today - Something to Think about Today... Below are four quotes that have really given me a different perspective on a lot of things in my life. While I know quotes are… ...
5 Ideas for Safety Presentations Five Different Ideas for Workplace Safety Presentations - Struggling for an Idea for a Safety Presentation? Safety presentations can either bore an audience to sleep or provide the tools and knowledge to improve the overall safety program. There… ...
Learn from mentors and podcasts Two Resources to Grow as a Safety Professional and as a Person - We are living in the age of endless access of information. We also have unprecedented access to almost any individual in the developed world- or at least their thoughts. Are… ...
ten tips Ten Tips to Give a Better Toolbox Talk - Give a Better Toolbox Talk Whether or not you are a safety professional you may find yourself tasked with giving a toolbox talk on a frequent basis. For some people… ...
pride How Pride Relates to Safety - How Pride Relates to Safety Pride is defined as “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely… ...
ripple effect of safety The Ripple Effect of Safety - When discussing injuries and the importance working safe we often discuss how an injury would affect an individual’s family or loved ones. While this may be an effective method to… ...
verbal communication and safety Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Why You Need Toastmasters - If you want to be more effective in your position or you desire to move up in your field, then having great communication skills are crucial. Check out Toastmasters International… ...
An overview of taking the ASP Exam Earning the ASP Designation: From Applying to Taking the Exam - There are probably many questions after you make the decision to begin your journey towards your ASP or CSP. I outlined the process from applying to take the exam to… ...