What is Psychosocial Safety? Psychosocial safety is really not a new concept but has been around industry for some time. The beginnings of psychosocial safety are usually linked to Herbert W. Heinrich an insurance investigator in the 1930s and 1940s. Interest in psychosocial safety as a discipline … [Read more...] about What is Psychosocial Safety
Wouldn’t it be nice if we developed a reward system for our children and it worked giving the results we wanted? Wouldn’t it be great if we could get our teenagers and young people to respond to the rewards and incentives we provide so they might keep themselves out of harm, take less risks and keep … [Read more...] about Still Rewarding for Injury Rates???
It’s not in the KPI or LTI but the MRI The assumption of behaviourist psychology that people are the sum of inputs and outputs is the greatest weakness of BBS philosophy. There is plenty of evidence to show that people don’t respond to stimulus either in self interest or in ways that make … [Read more...] about It’s not in the KPI or LTI but the MRI
How to Make Safety Incentive Schemes Successful Since seeing the by-products of poorly designed and implemented safety incentive schemes I have never been a big fan of them, particularly those that reward for not getting injured (or not reporting those injuries). Although they once supported and … [Read more...] about How to Make Safety Incentive Schemes Successful
Discouraging Workers from Reporting Injuries Is Bad Business One of the negative outcomes of a dogmatic Zero Harm approach is the reluctance, at all levels in the organisation, to report injuries. See ZERO HARM DEBATE Bill Sims, in his article: Injury Hiding – How do you stop it, answers the … [Read more...] about Discouraging Workers from Reporting Injuries
Creative Safety - How can I become more creative? A common element of any safety system is to list and analyze hazards as part of a risk assessment process. But, when asked to think outside the square and come up with new actions to solve a problem, our brains go blank, get stuck in a rut and … [Read more...] about Creative Safety – How can I become more creative?
Disruptive Safety Very interesting article and points raised by Kelvin Genn on the Safety Differently Blog READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE Some Extracts: Recently I was studying Google’s management philosophy where I was struck by one of their principles: “make mistakes well”. … [Read more...] about Disruptive Safety
Safety Behaviour a Matter of Motivation by Don Andrechek The word that arises when dealing with the change of a worker’s behavior is “HOW”? How can I get motivational success? How can we influence desired behaviors through motivational factors? How can I motivate people? The answer to the … [Read more...] about Safety Behaviour a Matter of Motivation
Lets Try Sense Based Safety By Phil La Duke on his blog – READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE Phil shares our same concerns over the proliferation of silver bullet, snake oil and the “next big thing” salesmen and reminds us of the 10 absolute truths about safety – GOLD! Extract: I belong to … [Read more...] about Lets Try Sense Based Safety
Our Obsession with Forbidden Pleasures–Applying it to Safety Just thinking aloud here and would really like some input from others to develop this idea a little more and I would love to here from Dr Rob on the psychology of this and how to practically apply it at work. UPDATE: see Dr Robs Response … [Read more...] about Our Obsession with Forbidden Pleasures–Applying it to Safety