SafeTalk with SafeStart
The SafeTalk with SafeStart podcast provides clients with guidance on our suite of solutions. It details how to overcome challenges with implementation and how to integrate SafeStart with current safety management systems by sharing stories, best practices and insights from our clients, consultants and staff.
The podcast’s hosts and expert guests cover a broad range of safety topics that are relevant to trainers, safety professionals and your company’s leadership group. Whether you’re interested in storytelling, humor, safety or improving SafeStart implementation and use, listen to any episode and you’ll see why we’re so excited about this podcast.
Each episode averages only 30 minutes in length and you can listen for free on the SafeTalk web page or on Spotify. You can also share these links with your management group so that everyone can benefit.
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S10Ep11 Flex Series: Fighting Complacency in Critical Moments
Our Flex Series continues as we zero in on how problematic complacency is (75% of the critical error reduction techniques are dedicated to complacency). Complacency not only impacts performance but can also negatively lead to poor decision-making—the...
S10Ep11 Cultures Around the World
Why is SafeStart's state-to-error pattern universal? Answer: Where there are people you'll see Human Factors. Cultures are certainly different around the globe. However, we are more alike than you might think. How do we compare to the rest...
S10Ep9 Human Factors Review
Human Factors Review, what is it, and how it can assist you before, after or at any point along your SafeStart journey. After nearly a quarter of a century, we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Rhonda...
S10Ep7 Flex Unit: Temporary and Summer Workers
Summer's coming and with it an increase in summer students and temporary workers. Since most of them will only be on the job for a matter of weeks or months, our new short-term worker unit is designed to provide the common SafeStart language they...
I'm in a Hurry
Good things take time—but beyond the cliché, have you ever wondered why we rush? Danny speaks about this and how SafeStart can help you to identify the telltale signs that happen mentally and physically when you're rushed. Host: Danny Smith
April is Distracted Driving Month
According to the NSC, an estimated 8 people are killed daily due to distracted driving. Tim gives us the top 10 distractions behind the wheel, tips to overcome them, and describes how teens can be the best messengers to keep everyone safe. Host: Tim...
No Use Crying Over Spilt Coffee
Have you ever had one of those days where spilled coffee feels like the end of the world? That spilled coffee may be the factor to predict your safety, performance and human error for the day, Danny explains on the podcast. Host: Danny Smith
Cultures Under One Roof
Accounting and maintenance generally have two different cultures. That’s why many use SafeStart to align varying cultures under one roof. Host: Danny Smith
One size doesn’t fit all/How to "culturalize" your Human Factors approach
Many are using Human Factors to establish a culture, but are you being culturally correct? Danny's guest has implemented SafeStart in more than thirty countries and they discuss some of the benefits and pitfalls when encountering different...
Client Spotlight: Spirit AeroSystems
With 16,000 employees, at ten sites across the globe, building a Human Factors culture is a tall order. While world-class in their approach, something was still missing. Leadership, both executive and union combined with the 24/7 aspect of SafeStart...
What Every Leader Needs to Know
A healthy preoccupation with failure could be defined as resilience. High-reliability organizations have it because they know it is essential to perform well in all KPIs. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Pete Batrowny
A byproduct of SafeStart is it gives folks a common human performance language. It's no surprise that once everyone speaks the same language they start intervening on others' behalf. Even when they are joking around, it's a great signal...
Anatomy of an GREAT Implementation
You have a lot invested in SafeStart, most notably your employee's time. How can you ensure you meet expected KPIs and even exceed them? Over 20 years, SafeStart has identified gaps to success and out of that the Client Success Model was born. Host:...
The Complete Value of a Near Miss
A near miss is only a free learning opportunity if you take it. The goal of reporting a near miss is to proactively identify why the potential for injury was present with the purpose of making improvements. Danny outlines the benefits of incorporating...
Happiness the Secret to Organizational Performance?
Safety is one of the most reliable outcomes of employee engagement, which is really worker happiness in disguise. New York Times bestselling author and SafeStart Executive Advisor Rodd Wagner explains it all in this special episode by sharing his report...
We've Upped Our Supervisory Skills, Up Yours!
In this podcast, Deric Ostrum talks about how supervisors are the front line to culture change and how identifying hazards, coupled with great communication can help organizational reliability increase two-fold. Deric also discusses how the SafeLead is...
SafeFactor is a way to look at human factors through safety, production, and quality. But happiness?! Danny is joined by New York Times best-selling author Rodd Wagner for a fresh perspective on human error to ensure reliable outcomes. Host: Danny...
Protecting the Older Worker
Older workers bring years of knowledge and experience to the workforce. But somehow older workers are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall. Danny uncovers how to mitigate risks among all workers—especially the older ones. Host: Danny...
You're Replaceable at Work, Not at Home
Off-the-job injuries overshadow workplace harm 10:1. That's because you're comfortable in your home and you're not on as high alert as when you're in the workplace. Tim outlines how to be safer at home because safety shouldn't...
Just Culture with David Bianco
Danny sits down with Epiroc's Global SafeStart guru David Bianco to discuss how vital a Just Culture is to organizational success and how SafeStart is a perfect tool for the job. Host: Danny Smith Guest: David Bianco ...
Operation Safe Driver Week
Operation Safe Driver Week will be observed July 10–16, 2022. Officers throughout North America will be on the lookout for commercial and passenger vehicle operators engaging in risky driving behaviors. Tim provides some tips on how to be ready not only...
Getting Executive Buy-In
Seasoned safety professional (and SafeStart legend) Gary Higbee joins Tim to discuss the perception that the safety field lacks executive or senior management support. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Gary Higbee
Celebration Quilt (Celebrating Lives Saved and Injuries Prevented)
Safety is a profession where success is measured by the things that didn't happen. SafeStart CEO Barb Tait talks to Danny about the celebration of life quilt SafeStart uses to commemorate lives impacted by SafeStart in honor of Workers' Memorial...
Are We Setting up Our People to Fail?
You've heard "Our employees are our greatest assets". But sometimes we unknowingly create obstacles for them by only focusing on the organization. Tim discusses how to keep the focus on the humans in human factors and what we can do to...
The Vice President of Sales discusses how SafeStart the process and SafeStart the company are two different entities and breaks down all of the working parts that not only achieve injury reductions but also the driving factors behind company climate,...
Why is it so hard for people to ask questions? Or bring up significant potential safety issues on the job site? This episode discusses psychological safety and why your company is not safe until you accomplish and maintain it. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff...
Danny sits down with two of SafeStart's thought leaders to discuss serious injuries and fatalities and why the SafeStart Human Factors Framework should be a key component in every SIF toolbox. Host: Danny Smith Guests: Teg Matthews and Pete...
The Year Ahead in Safety
Instead of reflecting on the past year, Tim takes a look into the year ahead and maps out some safety topics for each upcoming month of 2022. Grab your calendar and your notepad, Tim reviews dates and provides training tips you won't want to miss. As...
Safety versus Production
Since the advent of OSHA, the pitting of safety against production has been an ongoing battle. But the good news is, it doesn't have to be either-or. You can have both by looking through the lens of the Human Factors Framework. Hosts: Danny Smith...
Leading SafeStart Well!
As a leader, don't you wish you had someone with proven results to tell you how to protect your ROI? Well, your wish has been granted! This episode will provide the five keys to leading successful safety implementation. Host: Danny Smith
Baking SafeStart into your Culture: Three Ingredients you must have!
You’ve got the ingredients (SafeStart) but do you know which recipe to follow to ensure success? Rob McManis of Snohomish County PUD discusses his upcoming Human Factors Conference Session: Baking SafeStart Into the Culture of Your Business' Safety...
A Human Factors Conference Update
This update brings back Lara Russell to the podcast. Lara shares an update for the Human Factors Conference in Kissimmee, Florida February 8-9 2022. In this update, Lara will share what to expect, who should come, and a Covid 19 update. Guest: Lara...
Danny sits down with Psychologist Dr. DJ Moran to discuss the stress of everyday life, why it exists and what we can do about it! Host: Danny Smith Guest: Dr. DJ Moran
Napping at work?
Yes! You can nap your way to a safer and more productive enterprise! Danny sits down with the Nap Ninja Ms. Cara Moore.
SafeStart Orientation: Contractors and New Hires
We are often asked, when should I invest the time and money into training the SafeStart process in contractors and new hires? The answer may come as a shock!
SafeStart Best Practices with SCPUD (Snohomish County Public Utility District)
We bring you a series of Best Practices and in this episode, we visit with Scott Sutton from Snohomish County Public Utility District. Scott discusses their implementation and how they achieved success with the Union, 24/7 Safety and many other things.
What's Really Wrong With BBS?
Joe Tanterelli returns to the studio to talk about what goes wrong with BBS and provides some real-time examples of how to get back into shape. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Joe Tanterelli
Stop Work Authority = Safe Work Authority
Peter Batrowny joins Danny in this episode to talk about how stop work authority and intervention equals safe work authority. Also discussed Pete's tips pitfalls to avoid and tips for creating a positive culture where SWA and interventions can...
See Something Say something; The Power of Intervention
Tim is joined by SafeStart's Chief Client Officer Don Wilson. On the agenda a story of intervention that saved a baby's life! How we as leaders can ensure we make interventions easy and natural to happen. So employees may prevent the next SIF at...
Great Leaders Harvest Frustrations and Signals
In this episode we have the Global Director of EHS for ABB, Ed Stephens join us. Ed shares a major best practice regarding harvesting frustrations and what signals to look for in all areas of management. Tim will match the best practices to the human...
Why do Employees Break The Rules?
In this Podcast Quick Bite, Tim discusses how shortcuts and rule-breaking fits into the human factors framework and he shares a couple of stories from the field. While a simple question Tim explains the answers can be quite complex!
SafeStart Now: The Next Generation of SafeStart!
We invite the Vice President of Product Development for SafeStart Pandora Bryce to discuss the latest evolution of SafeStart!
New SafeStart: Leadership and Sustainability
Danny discusses the changes to the Leadership and Sustainability programs in the newly updated SafeStart the next generation!
New states thanks to COVID 19 with Dr. DJ Moran
In this episode, Danny sits down with psychologist Dr. DJ Moran to discuss how mindfulness (Mind On Task) is one of the casualties of the global pandemic. More importantly DJ introduces us to some situational awareness exercises we can deploy to get our...
The Future World of Work
Danny sits down with John Dony the Senior Director of Thought Leadership for National Safety Council to discuss what safety and health might look like in the future state of our social construct.
A Child on Fire, an Interview With John O'Leary/Our 2022 HFC Keynote Speaker
Tim and Danny get their goosebumps on with this story from John O'Leary. John, as you would agree, lived through an experience that we would never want our children to go through. Listen here as John tells his story. A story of turning tragedy...
The 2022 Human Factors Conference: An Update
Danny sits down with Conference Committee Chair, Lara Russel to get an update on the conference planning which includes securing the keynote presentation. Also how you can get involved as an attendee or perhaps a speaker!
A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance
Danny and Tim sit down to discuss and explain the new Human Factors Framework that is guiding SafeStart the organization and providing a new lens to systems thinking for improved outcome reliability.
The Peter Principle in Safety?
Danny sits down with New York Times bestselling author and frequent Forbes contributor Rodd Wagner to discuss his Forbes article on the broader subject. How it applies to safety leadership and how you can help your supervisors become better safety...
Making the Connection a Trainer's How To Guide
In the Episode, we invite Jim Vernon back to talk about making the connection within your team at the personal level.
S3Ep5 The Weather Outside is Frightful
Danny has humorous metaphors to discuss in this bonus holiday episode.
Engaging Employees to Embrace SafeStart
Danny discusses some of the ways employees can be engaged to become champions on the floor and embrace SafeStart.
Protecting Your Legacy: The People Development Business
Do you have what it takes to be a mentor? How about the opposite? Can you be an effective mentee? In this episode, Tim and Danny discuss what it takes to be both to protect the legacy of SafeStart through rigorous succession planning.
S2Ep6 Organizational Complacency, Yes it Happens.
In this episode Danny and Tim discuss how individual complacency contributes to organizational complacency. In addition, they further the discussion by tying the attributes in the Human Factors Framework for improved outcome reliability. Host: Tim and...
S2Ep7 When its Time to Bring in a Consultant
Danny invites Debbie Clark to the table to discuss when, how, and why to bring in a consultant to help with your implementations for the SafeStart brand of products. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Debbie Clark
S1Ep10 How to Get Supervisors Involved With SafeStart
In this podcast, Danny Smith will guide you on how to get supervisors involved in SafeStart and safety. Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep11 Climate Versus Culture
In this bonus podcast Danny Smith will provide details on the many differences between climate and culture. Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep8 Not Flying Blind - Assessment and Diagnostics With Rodd Wagner
New York Times Bestseller, Rodd Wagner joins us to discuss how to identify areas to increase employee engagement with Assessment and Diagnostic tools. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Rodd Wagner
S1Ep3 Leadership and Managing Change
In this episode, guest and SafeStart Consultant Chris Ross discusses how Leadership Support is integral to a SafeStart implementation. Chris will also discuss management of change. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Chris Ross