When the Target Drives the Method I was in a group at a conference recently where the presenter paraded out statistics on injury rates. We were shown graphs, charts and symbols all paraded in trends … [Read more...] about When the Target Drives the Method
Accidents and Incidents
A Much Better Way To Think About Incident Investigations I’ve recently seen and done a few incident investigations which really fell short of any mark except for ticking the box on the form that says … [Read more...] about A Much Better Way To Think About Incident Investigations
There’s a Hole in Your Investigation. Any fatality is sad news for family and loved ones of those who have died. It is even more sad when there are no definitive answers for cause. Many who die … [Read more...] about There’s a Hole in Your Investigation.
Pearly Shells It’s over six years since the Paspaley drift diving fatality off Broome in April 2012 and the recent coronial inquest in the Perth Coroner’s Court recorded a verdict of death by … [Read more...] about Pearly Shells
Latest Post by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith, co-author of Risky Conversations. Greg asks the question: “What do your philosophy and implementation of incident investigations say about you?” . Asking “what … [Read more...] about Work as it is actually performed: investigating when nothing happens
What is the difference between the Pokemon Go craze and Safety’s obsession with hunting for and controlling hazards? Both are just imaginary fantasy and achieve very little except disconnect us from … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go–Safety Tips and Resources
Root Cause Analysis – The Most Damaging Thing For Safety To quote Greg Smith (WHS Lawyer) from the video below and from the must read book Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and … [Read more...] about Root Cause Analysis–The Most Damaging Thing For Safety
Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis It has been said that our seduction with the notion of root cause analysis has done more damage to safety and risk that anything else - there is likely … [Read more...] about Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis
Numerology and Psychic Numbing Numerology is the belief in a mystical relationship between numbers and events. I can remember as a kid being challenged by the coincidence between numbers and … [Read more...] about Numerology and Psychic Numbing
Safety Investigations - Whodunit? Nothing is better for a successful TV series than a whodunit. The popularity of CSI and a host of shows demonstrates how much we like to be clever in hindsight. In … [Read more...] about Safety Investigation – Whodunit?