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The Safety Geek coaches and trains workplace safety managers, who struggle with support and commitment, effective strategies to change their company’s culture and to become safety leaders. I am dedicated to helping the industrial safety manager improve their health and safety program. Whether you are an experienced EHS professional or you are new to the safety field, I am here to guide you to implement the best workplace safety program. Every week I will answer questions that have come in through the website or dive deep into a safety topic; I will cover issues such as management commitment, safety culture, behavior-based safety, safety awareness, employee involvement, the psychology of safety and so much more.

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The Safety Geek coaches and trains workplace safety managers, who struggle with support and commitment, effective strategies to change their company’s culture and to become safety leaders. I am dedicated to helping the industrial safety manager improve their health and safety program. Whether you are an experienced EHS professional or you are new to the safety field, I am here to guide you to implement the best workplace safety program. Every week I will answer questions that have come in through the website or dive deep into a safety topic; I will cover issues such as management commitment, safety culture, behavior-based safety, safety awareness, employee involvement, the psychology of safety and so much more.

    Creating a Compliant Safety Incentive Program

    Creating a Compliant Safety Incentive Program

    Since 2016 there has been some back and forth on what constitutes a compliant safety incentive program.  In this episode, I share the timeline history and what you need to do to make sure your safety incentives won't get you in trouble.

    Links Mentioned:


    1904.35(b)(1)(iv)You must not discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness.
    2018 reversed opinion published - https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2018-10-11
    Free Guide "How to Craft the Perfect Safety Incentive Program," free when you attend the masterclass.

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy!https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 14 min
    How to Stop Feeling Like You Don't Know What You're Doing

    How to Stop Feeling Like You Don't Know What You're Doing

    As Safety Managers we have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders and everyone looks to us to have all the answers.  This can create a feeling of imposter syndrome; where people see you one way, but inside you feel like a fraud or a fake.  Today, I share the 4 C's for getting over this feeling and how you can take action to get past the imposter syndrome we all feel throughout our careers.


    Commitment
    Courage
    Competence
    Confidence

    Links Mentioned:


    All the hats Safety Manager wear:  https://thesafetygeek.com/what-is-a-safety-manager/
    Take the Masterclass:  https://thesafetygeek.com/howto

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy!https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 19 min
    The Conflict of Corporate Safety vs. Local Bosses

    The Conflict of Corporate Safety vs. Local Bosses

    Today we talk about how to handle it when you have multiple bosses.  It can be tough to navigate office politics when you have a corporate entity expecting one thing and your direct report boss asking you to do another.  I've been in this situation, so let's hash out how to handle it and still feel good about your work.

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy!https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 17 min
    The Safety Geek is Back

    The Safety Geek is Back

    It has been 9 months since a Safety Geek episode. Let me catch you up on what I have been up to.

    Links Mentioned:


    The Community https://community.thesafetygeek.com
    Safety Management Academy https://thesafetygeek.com/sma
    Hazard Assessment Workshop https://thesafetygeek.com/haworkshop
    Safety Geek Courses https://courses.thesafetygeek.com
    YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy!https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 17 min
    Four Easy Steps to the Basics of Safety Management

    Four Easy Steps to the Basics of Safety Management

    If you’re new to safety management and don’t know the basics of safety management, I’m here to help. Join me on this week’s episode to learn the four basic steps of safety management.

    For this week's show notes and links go to https://thesafetygeek.com/49 

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy! https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 28 min
    What Happens When You Use Root Cause Analysis?

    What Happens When You Use Root Cause Analysis?

    Don’t know what a root cause analysis is or how to go about it? Join me for this week’s episode and I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to conduct one. 

     

    For this week's show notes and links go to https://thesafetygeek.com/48 

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you liked it, be sure to share it with your best safety friend. It's a goal of The Safety Geek to elevate the safety manager position and that is why I share tips and resources on how you can manage your safety program more effectively.

    Safety is safety, if you are a general industry nerd like me or if you work in construction, agriculture, environmental or other areas. The common factor is getting management support and employee participation. That’s where I can help.

    To get started, take my FREE COURSE on how to manage your workplace safety program with ease where you will learn the basic steps from organizing all the moving parts of a safety program and building safety awareness.

    Join The Safety Geek Community and become part of The Squad where you get access to monthly safety webinars at https://community.thesafetygeek.com  

    Check out Safety Management Academy!https://TheSafetyGeek.com/SMA 

    Visit the website at https://TheSafetyGeek.com 

    Subscribe to the YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/safetygeek 

    Find The Safety Geek Podcast on your favorite podcast players:iTunes: https://thesafetygeek.com/itunes Stitcher: https://thesafetygeek.com/stitcher Spotify: https://thesafetygeek.com/spotify Google Play: https://thesafetygeek.com/googleplay 

    Sign Up for my safety newsletter where I share exclusive tips, content, forms, and templates at https://TheSafetyGeek.com/Newsletter 

    Follow me @Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSafetyGeek LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brye-sargent/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safety_brye/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thesafetygeek/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Safety_Brye 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

bettybop28 ,

Helpful info/tips in every episode

As someone who was thrown into the safety position for a small company that didn’t have any real safety program in place, these episodes have been incredibly helpful and encouraging. Thank you!!

Tlm1028 ,

New to this podcast. Great!!!

Love this. I love to take notes from them. They have some great ideas. Thanks!!!

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