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"Can I Give You a Hand With That?"

Post Author Rob Loose
Sep 30, 2013 8:34:00 AM

Can I give you a hand with that? When I hear this always-welcome offer to lend assistance, I breathe a sigh of relief knowing that help has arrived. Hands are truly helpful, and it’s no surprise to me that the hands were the part of the human anatomy selected over all other parts to mean the same thing as “help” in this often-recited question. Here’s another popular acclamatory phrase that uses hands to symbolize praise: “Congratulations, let’s give him/her a hand!”

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The Journey of Safety Continuous Improvement through Analytics

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 20, 2013 8:12:00 AM

A good friend of mine, a safety professional, often tells me that his effectiveness as an ESH professional at his organization is coming to an end. You see, the company he serves has seen a fantastic improvement and they are nearing a zero-injury state. In my friend’s mind, his usefulness to the business for which he works is extinguishing as they approach achieving sustaining zero injuries.

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Return of the Blame Zone

Post Author Rob Loose
May 17, 2013 11:59:00 PM

Shouting and arguing is no fun at all. One question that often leads to arguments between little kids is: “Who’s responsible for this mess?” This question is typically followed by little fingers accusingly pointing in different directions joined by shouting and arguing. I call this the “Blame Zone.”

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Safety Introvert’s Quiet Message

Post Author Rob Loose
Feb 8, 2013 8:35:00 PM

Wallflowers are outstanding in their own unassuming way and their contributions speak just as meaningfully as their noisier, more recognizable counterparts

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