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Four motivators every lab safety professional should know

Medical Environment Update, June 24, 2021

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Editor’s note: In this guest column, Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, laboratory safety officer for multihospital system Sentara Healthcare in Virginia, and otherwise known as “Dan, the Lab Safety Man,” discusses the important issues that affect your job every day.

If you search for top motivational movie speeches, you will see things that might work in real life. The President’s speech from Independence Day (1996), for example, might influence you to never be oppressed by alien tyranny. Freedom will be your rallying cry after listening to William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). Maximus from Gladiator (2000) can speak to your heart about teamwork.

Unfortunately, such speeches don’t tend to maintain motivation for great lengths of time. Nor will any of them translate to a motivational discussion about safety with your staff.

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