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...
S10Ep10 Story Series: A Summertime Ritual
Nothing could be as relaxing as watering your outdoor plants. However, mix in some human factors and your stress-relieving activity soon turns into a chore and an accident waiting to happen. Our Story Series continues with how this summertime ritual could...
S10Ep8 Story Series: Vicarious Learning
ou never know who's listening which is why 24/7 safety is so important. In this SafeStart Story series episode, Client Success Manager Drew talks about how working from home has caused subliminal learning for his wife, and the surprising way he found...
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...
Flex Unit: 4 Habits to Prevent Back Injury
Preventing back injuries is proving to be a thorn in the side of safety professionals. Most injuries don't occur because of a lack of proper-lifting knowledge, rather complacency. Here's a way to keep your back safe both on and off the job. ...
Story Series: Clubbing Someone to Death?!
Golf is often described as a quiet sport that takes place on serene courses. Would it surprise you to know that you're more likely to get hurt playing golf than rugby, hockey, or boxing? This SafeStart story will demonstrate how easily an injury (or...
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...
Every year, thousands of people are hurt by ladders, at home and work. In honor of National Ladder Safety Month, here is an episode you might want to include in your training. We've included everything from selection to types of ladders and how to...
Story Series: Trouble on the Water
We're going to start something new here at SafeTalk, from time-to-time we're going to turn this podcast into a training resource. Jump in the boat as Tim kicks off our Story Series! Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
Old man winter is just around the corner—now is the time to prepare to avoid the frustrations that he can bring. You can prevent the loss of balance, traction, and grip this winter and Tim has tips to keep you safe and cozy in the long months ahead....
Fatigue causes you to do more than just yawn—it causes mental and physical impairments that can get you hurt or cost time and money. But what about your long-term health? Tim has a plan for re-energizing fatigue risk management without counting sheep. ...
New Hires, Contractors and Orientation
You've got new hires or contractors you need to get to work ASAP—but not all safety training can be done on the first day. Information overload can supersede your training so piling SafeStart upon compliance and operational training may not be as...
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...
Summer Driving Safety
Despite record-setting fuel prices millions of drivers will take to the road this summer. Summer trips are fraught with dangers. Tim takes SafeStart on the road to protect you and your family. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
Summer is just around the corner, meaning millions will take to the water to beat the heat. Danny along with fellow boat enthusiast Keith Carpenter take their SafeStart skills on the water. Host: Danny Smith Guest: Keith Carpenter
The Ultimate Summer Grilling Do's and Don'ts
Did you know that outdoor grilling causes an average of 10,000 home fires per year? In this episode, Tim provides a safety checklist and summer food prep safety tips as you prepare to fire up your grill for the season. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
How to Avoid Looming Landscaping Injuries
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints from the Weekend Warriors who are gardening and doing yard work. But you shouldn't accept that as par for the course when you tend to the landscape of your property. Danny is joined by ergonomic...
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
Why Heat Stroke Should Be a Hot Topic
Summer is right around the corner which means the weather will continue getting warmer in the days to come. Heatstroke can be deadly and it happens when your body temperature rises rapidly. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses...
Taking SafeStart Outdoors
Spring has sprung, which means the weekend warriors will soon begin their landscaping crusade. An alarming number of injuries and fatalities happen every year while performing these tasks. In order to reduce the risk of injuries while doing yard work, you...
Good housekeeping is a basic part of injury and fire prevention. Tim outlines general housekeeping rules and explores what housekeeping says about your organization. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff https://www.nfpa.org ...
Ladder Safety Month
In honor of National Ladder Safety Month, Danny sits down with SafeStart Consultant and Engineer Gary Higbee to go over everything from ladder selection, inspection, setup, and use. Gary tells a story about the power of human factors and even though...
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...
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...
Tis' The Season for Winter Safety Tips
Old Man Winter is making his way back into our lives once again. While the colloquialism personifies winter, Tim will also draw your attention to the human elements of the associated risks the season brings. Tune in for some personal safety advice for the...
Return of The Trainers Guide
Want to improve your personal training skills? SafeStart's has revisited their trainer's guide, it provides facilitator tools to reach maximum impact and reveals things like how to build trust with your class and the secret to overcoming those...
Stories from the Masters: Football and the Ladder!
Our Stories from the Masters series continues with Mr. Jack Jackson. Jack recalls how he learned his wife spoke French and how hanging Christmas lights hurt luckily only his pride.
Best Training Practices: A Chat with two Pros
Ever wonder what to do with individuals who interrupt your training session? Or who should you get on board before you launch any initiative? Tim is joined by fellow Senior Consultant Gary Higbee for a candid discussion of these and many more training...
Safety in the Cubicle Jungle
Danny presents important information to navigate office safety and that twisted hazardous area the cubicle jungle. There's a lot more hidden risk than you may have imagined. If you have ever heard the question "Why do I have to attend safety...
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
Dealing With Difficult Students
Keith Ausborne returns in this episode to talk with Tim about how to manage a classroom when there might be difficult students. Also some tips on how to turn them into your SafeStart champions!
Stories from the Masters: Buried Alive!
Tim sits down with Joe Tanterelli to hear his story about a near-death experience with a trench collapse. Joe shows how his visit to the other side parallels a state to error pattern.
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...
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.
Is BBS Dead?
In this episode, Tim sits down with long time consultant, Shayne Arnaud and discusses what BBS is, is it evolving (or dead) and what SafeStart provides that resembles observation and feedback tactics.
We all make mistakes, that’s a given. We’re all in the business of preventing mistakes, but what if your job was to create mistakes? Danny sits down with SafeStart’s CCO Don Wilson to discuss how sports is the perfect metaphor for SafeStart.
S2Ep14 Blameless Investigations
In this bonus episode, Tim discusses why Accident Investigation is important and why you shouldn't narrow your root cause to individual blame. Blame, shame and judgement is not our job.
S2Ep11 Distracted to Death
Danny Smith explores the distractions that occur at work, at home and on the road.
S2Ep9 Nobody's Perfect: Increasing Your Credibility
Jack Jackson returns to discuss the 4 elements of a great SafeStart Story. He also speaks about being humble and learning though the vicarious experience. Guest: Jack Jackson Host: Tim Page-Bottorff
S2Ep2 The Humor In Safety
Tim Page-Bottorff and Wilson Bateman discuss how to properly use humor in the safety training classroom. Topics up for discussion include, the types, the timing and the pitfalls of humor. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Wilson Bateman
S1Ep15 The JSA Mindset
JSAs or JHAs if you like, have been around a long-time, because they work. The challenge, they are very task specific, for example, they may give a step-by-step review of the procedures and hazards of say replacing a pump, but rarely cover the most...
S1Ep13 Integrating SafeStart into Safety Compliance with Rhonda Piggee
In this podcast, Rhonda will share her experience and tips to integrate SafeStart into safety compliance. Integration activities include incident investigation, JHA's, and several other topics. Guest: Rhonda Piggee Host: Danny Smith
S1Ep12 Integrating SafeStart into an SMS With Gary Higbee
This podcast discusses ways to integrate SafeStart into an organization's ongoing safety management system. Whether it is ISO 45001, ANSI Z10 or OSHA VPP this podcast provides information to help customers understand the importance of the individual...
S1Ep9 Steering Committees With Dennis Carnrike
In this episode, we will explore the frequently asked questions surrounding the integration of a steering committee. Host: Tim Page-Bottorff Guest: Dennis Carnrike
S1Ep7 Strains and Sprains With Doc Cannon
In this episode, your host Danny Smith has a discussion with a returning guest, Dr Robert Cannon. This episode focusses on strain, sprains and ergonomics using SafeStart techniques.
S1Ep6 Storytelling with Jack Jackson
The Impact of Storytelling by Jack Jackson. This 36-minute podcast, hosted by Tim Page-Bottorff, describes 3 types of stories, the 3 acts within a story and the impact stories have in engaging the adult learner. This podcast will be of...
S1Ep2 Sitting is the New Smoking
In this episode, we will have a discussion with our good friend Dr. Robert Cannon. "Doc" will give us some insights on ergonomic posture, stretching and using our mind to help avoid strains, sprains and cumulative trauma. Host: Danny Smith...