The Return of the Tip of the Week
Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
The Return of the Tip of the Week
March 29, 2021
In this week's episode, Sheldon gives you a few tips of the weeks from the past and 1 new one regarding the new OSHA COVID-19 NEP.
Keywords: Marketing, Ecommerce, OSHA, EHS, Safety and Health, Safety FM, Sheldon Primus, Jay Allen, COVID-19, Emergency Temporary Standard 

[00:00:00] :  Yeah. This episode is powered by Safety FM. Welcome to the safety consultant. Podcast. I'm your host, Sheldon. Promise. This is the podcast where I teach you the business of being a safety consultant this week. I'm still on the road, so I don't have my good hardware for audio. Sorry about that, everyone. But bear with me. I decided that what I was going to do this week is the return to the drum roll, Please. No, I'm I'm gonna try with the drum girl. It is going to be the return to the tip of the week. I've been thinking about it, and I figured it's been a while since you guys have heard a tip of the week. So, actually, we're going to make this whole episode tip of the week, so just going to have a few different tip of the weeks that you guys could listen to get reminded about it. And if you can send me a message Sheldon at sheldon primus dot com And let me know if you wanna bring back at the tip of the week. And that's where at the end of every episode, I would give you something to think about so that when we talk again next Monday that you'll have something to help you push your business on. That's really with the tip of tip of the week was for that one. All right, so let me know. Sheldon, add sheldon primus dot com Tell me what you think. You if we should bring these the tip of the week back or if you're good, you like the nostalgia, but you're ready to move on to the new stuff. I'm okay with that, too. All right, so listen up, and I'll catch up with you at the end of a compilation. Oh, so as far as the tip of the week on Wednesday, this, uh, stick to the behavioral based safety side. You guys don't hear me talking about BBS much in its in its form, but I do teach a class regarding BBS For the certified occupational safety specialist class, that class actually has a BBS model, and, uh, and that module that they have. You know, I really try to get my students to understand that it's not enough to do observations. It's not enough if you're not doing it correctly and you're not rewarding safe behavior. So the tip of the week is going to be truly look for safe behaviours reward that Find out why people are doing these safe behaviors and then repeat that reward that Ask them. Hey, you could have done something else. Why didn't you do that? And why did you do these safe behaviors and, uh, the thought process behind BBS? Being behavioral sciences, there's always a trigger that gives you a thought. And then the thought is going to lead to a behavior. So you have the trigger pleads to a thought, the thoughts going to lead to a behavior. So if your program of observation isn't trying to get someone to verbalize what that trigger was, then you're actually going to be fighting really hard to decide. While what is this individual's trigger? I like directly before the behavior. And then you're going to end up having to get the mitigation after that too, because there's still not enough for that. So you get the trigger, which leads to the thought. Then the thought leads to the behavior that you're observing. So just kind of break that down in your in your BBS program and then There's also a little thing that is effectively the ABC model. There's an antecedent before the behavior, and then the behavior will lead to a consequence. So in some cases, the antecedent, I guess in all cases the antecedent is directly before the behavior. And that just means what is leading up to trigger that is going to get the thought of the worker that says It's not okay for me to put on my seat belt right now. When I'm in this powered industrial trucks or something similar, you kind of figure out what that is, so that ain't decedent could easily be. I know we've got a safety program that says it must put on my seat belt when I'm getting on this forklift. But I don't see anyone else in here. That's where in it why am I going to be the only one? So I'm not saying it's that blatant, but it's there's something that is previous to the action, and then the behavior itself. And then the C part of the ABC mindset would be the consequence. So if its immediate consequence, if it's a timely, immediate uh and severe and also it means something to this individual, so there's positive and negative consequences, so someone could actually go ahead and not do what they're supposed to do. Safety and health. Best practice wise or even work real wise, or even OSHA regulation wise, and they get away with it. So that's a consequence. It worked for them. They got away with it so that behavior gets reinforced because it actually the person got away. They felt like, Yeah, this doesn't matter. I didn't get hurt. And that's what breaks down into 234 years. I've been doing this job. I've never had an incident or I've never had this thing happened to me. Uh, yeah, there wasn't a consequence to your dummy behavior. So in this case, that's really what it's saying. That person is saying, I've been lucky for four years and I've never had a consequence. So I don't think I'm going to have a consequence today. It never happened to me, and that's the case when you're thinking of that. So the two mindsets that we're thinking here is the ABC, and then the ABC is antecedent the behavior, the consequence and then the other thought that you're thinking for your behavior based safety is trigger thought behavior, something triggered that thought that thought got just massaged in that brain enough and then had the behavior. So sometimes it could be closer than others. Sometimes it's a little delayed but trigger thought behavior and think about that. So incorporate all those stuff into your BBS program. And then also, when you're doing your actual walk through, you got to think of what's behavioral mastery to us. Is it going to be eight safe behaviors out of 10? Is it going to be 10 out of 10 or whatever that percentage is? Because you have to keep the numbers right? You need those numbers in order for this program to work. It's a lagging indicator. I understand that. But if we're going to do this BBS system, uh, so it's advantageous for you? Yes, take those lagging indicators and then make sure that you're going to use it for good. Don't reward. I'm lagging indicators or else you're going to get under reporting and you get all kinds of stuff. Get yourself in a mess, but you want to use that as arrows where we are. Here's our progressive, incremental increases and then here is behavioral mastery for us. And that's truly how you're working all that stuff out. Yeah, All right. For the tip of the week, I want to show you something that's already in existence for training, and this is specifically for safety and health training. Uh, some of you may know about this. I believe I spoke about it before, but OSHA has just ended the period for people to do the Susan Harwood grants. Now, that is something set up where? There. If you're a nonprofit or if you are tribal nation, you could request from OSHA to help pay for you to search out specific topics that they have need of people getting this information from. And, uh, as soon as you submit your document as a nonprofit to OSHA through grants dot go, they go through all the applications and then they award people to get this money to develop this training. And the caveat is, as soon as you develop this training, you're actually going to have to also submit this information to OSHA, so OSHA will have the information, you will have the information, and, uh, OSHA will have it where it's available on their website, so you go to OSHA dot gov. So once you get to OSHA dot gov, you truly want to just type in Susan Harwood Grant. That's one of the easiest way to find it. And if you can just type in Susan Harwood Grant, then the other thing you want to do is just go to training under in the on the website. And then once you go to training, then you can look up Susan. Holy Grant that way so you can do it. You can look up training and it's all free training there, and they have a lot of topics that all the topics of safety and health. But they do have a lot of topics, and, uh, what you'll end up doing is you'll scroll down. I like going to A to Z Index. That's a little bit easier for me to find things. It's just go down to A to Z index, and when I go down to a to Z Index, then I could look for fall prediction under F, for it could do silica under S or something similar to that, and that makes it easy or the other way to do it is if you know specifically on language you need to find training on. You can search by language or you can search by institute. If you know someone who's already got approved for Susan Harwood Grant again, you can actually look up that entity and then see what training that they have available already. And that's the other way of doing that. So what you want to do, though, is once you click on the training you want, so I'm gonna give you a nice for instance. I'm looking at the great material right now. The very first one says Aerial lift. This one was done by the Tree Care Institute Association on 2014. So if you're at home and not driving, you can actually do this as well. It's the very first thing under a Once you click on that, you can scroll down and you can see that it has an area left safety course. It's got a pre test and post test, so that's two pages long. But the actual training is 100 and 37 Power point slide, and you can download the PowerPoint itself and you can also download that pre and post test. So in that way you can have something that you could use for your for your workers right now. So it's a real good, real good system. I'll scroll down a little bit more and I see, uh, Florida State College at Jacksonville, which actually was an adjunct instructor for them once before. Yeah, I was teaching the general industry OSHA classes, so they have a training there for asbestos and also one for amputation. So again, if you're following along with me, it's gonna let's do the asbestos one. That's gonna be the last one in the A section. So you click on that one, and they're actually have plenty of of not only English power points, but one Spanish or 1233 Spanish Power points there, and they also have lesson plans there, and they have case studies there, so you'll have lesson plans and his studies available to you that you could use right now for your organization. So that's the key. You want to make sure that you find the right information and then go ahead and click through it. Use what you can from the material here. Uh, print out the stuff that they have for student guides and some of them. They even have instructor lesson plans, and they have student handouts and train the trainer material. So this is really good, especially if you have to be the trainer for your organization for the adults. So that is the tip of the week and what I do want to bring up now for a tip of the week. We haven't done one of these a long time because you've had just me being solo episodes. So this tip is related to our holiday season and there's a whole bunch going on and right now, globally, we're starting to see the vaccine come out for Covid 19, which is awesome. Hey, I'll be on that first list. Public area would be great. Um, I know it's not coming to me has got to, you know, those medical professionals first and those in aging communities. So I understand that one. But when it becomes my turn to get that vaccine, I'm all in and truly that's my mindset of me and my family. We're going to do that, and I'm imagining that this might even lead to some sort of vaccine passport to open up travel again. And I've always been a person who has been into travel, so especially for business. And you can see episodes back when I started talking about traveling for promotion, for your business, to get out there even more so again, that's going to make it advantageous for me to get this virus of not the virus to get this vaccine. I don't want the virus. They want the magazine get the vaccine so that I could, you know, get some start enormously back. You know, it's been a tough nine months, I guess, for everyone, and that's when it came over here in the US It's December 2020. I believe December 2019 is when we first started seeing bigger cases over in Wuhan. And so for us here in the US, it's been a little bit if you can tell by our numbers and I'm in Florida. So look at those numbers. It's scary sometimes, so I would be right in there getting my vaccine, getting the vaccine passport if I can, so I could get out there and clearly that's what's happening right now. During this time period, at the time of this recording. If you listen to it a little bit later, that's really what the mindset is now. Leading into the holidays always been a stressful time for many people for many reasons. And that's why I thought this would be a great time to go ahead and post this episode that I had with Dr Krishna and Dr Krishna before He is truly revolutionary in the way that he's done his meditations. And I did get the relax ap R E l a x x. So I got that as well. And that is one of the things that I just started using it. I'm still getting back into the swing of meditating. I've I don't know. I felt a lot get to me lately, and I'm trying to to revise some of my thinking you're going to hear about it next week. I'm really trying to put together some things in my mind. I need to structure it correctly in order for me to get it out without making it sound like a bitter or making it sound like you know, things are gone bad. So I'm gonna I'm gonna go ahead and just leave that hang in there. But I need to do one of those cleansing episodes for me, and I'm going to do that next week. So stay tuned on on that one for next Tuesday. Excuse me. Monday, I do Mondays, but I also want to tell you first, this is a tip of the week. Tip of the week is definitely spend some time in relaxing. So the tip of the week and I'm going to kind of include this in my story, which I told at the very end of this episode about how when I was can become a cost instructor, I just It was a dud. It was It was like the dud of all duds. So truly in those cases, I decided that if I can get them to have me come back and they did, I'm going to do this thing differently. So I created my own, uh, teaching style, if you will give you some tips on that back in Episode 24. So if you want to listen to my tips on speaking, go back to Episode 24. Listen to that one, and you'll get the tips to speaking. But the true thing that I really wanted to touch you guys about was the willingness to change. So if you're ever going to do well in this industry, especially since you are your own boss, especially since you are your own marketing team, your own everything when you see that something is not working, you need to pivot as quickly as possible. Um, I think Jenny Blake is the name of an author and author was pivot uh, and she pretty much wrote about her life story. And when it was time to change from one thing to the next, that process for her to pivot out of what she was doing reinvent herself. And now she's doing well, Great book. I haven't read that one, but it was important for me in order for me to stay and, uh, into be successful as an instructor to actually pivot from my learned from my teaching style and then to be able to create a style that now I have embraced my students, learn I have fun. My students have fun, but I had to not be cocky. That's a good way of thinking of it. Had to evaluate myself, had to really think of what my outcome would be, and then also I needed to say, How can I get there? What's my process? There's the steps. What do I need to do? And my mindset changed. But the willingness to change was it. So the best way I could say for you to get the willingness to change is to just do it. Kind of productive is right. You need to leave this change and how you can do it. Change. That's and that's really the truth. You just have to be willing to do it. I would talk to whoever your your your spouses, your partner and get them to help you. They'll tell you the good and the bad and whatever you're doing and, you know, be honest with them and tell them you want some help. Be honest with your students and sometimes a lot of times I actually say to my students, Hey, I know that I might be going like arms or you know, that or something, one of those one of those things you throw in when you you need to take a breath and pause. I used to do that a lot and I probably still do, and I edit my own self on a podcast. So sometimes you guys don't even hear the things that I do because I'll edit it out. But truly, once I asked students to help me, you got me more aware. They have fun. I had fun and no one's been bad about it and really pretty evil with me. See, there is I said, no, you know, a couple of times in that conversation. So now it's going to be stuck in my head and the rest of this tip of the week I'm going to keep saying, you know, you don't know. So that's what I mean, something like that. And then the willingness to address that and change it is the other part of that. So it's a big step. Well, welcome back. Hopefully you had a good time listening to all the tips of the week. Yeah, This week again, since I am away from the office, I do not have my normal gear to help me with my editing. And that includes the audio. So what I'm gonna do is going to give you a quick tip of the week, so I don't mess you up with my my terrible audio. Sorry. So this is what I'm gonna say for this tip of the week to top all the tip of the weeks. I think you guys should take a good, long, hard look at that OSHA national emphasis program I am reading through it now. Literally printed it out. Got, um, my just everything. My computer's got it on. I've got, uh, notebook. I got a pen. I'm highlighting everything. I'm truly digging into this, and OSHA is taking a stance now that is going to be opposed to some employers. So I'm really gonna just I know what's coming. It's probably gonna be, uh, emergency. Um uh, temporary, uh, standard. But it's got a few other things going on there, too. So it's it's it's worth the read. It's worth the tip of the week. Definitely. You want to go to OSHA dot gov on the very first homepage at OSHA dot gov, you're gonna see where it says National Emphasis Program on covid 19. Download that document and get get cutting at it. Just chip away at that thing. It's It's gonna be a big one. All right, Well, Thank you guys for listening. If you haven't liked or subscribe to this podcast, please do let me know what you think about tip of the weeks at Sheldon at sheldon promise dot com and see if we need to add them again and go get him. This episode has been powered by Safety FM.



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