Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk It was Karl Weick (1979) who defined organizing as: ‘consensually validated grammar for reducing equivocality by means of sensible interlocking … [Read more...] about Understanding Systems and Ecologies in Risk
Balancing Open and Closed Systems in Risk One of the lessons of Greg Smith’s book ‘Paper Safe’ is that completed systems in themselves are not an assurance of safety. Similarly, our series on … [Read more...] about Balancing Open and Closed Systems in Risk
Making Sense of Safety Management Systems Guest Post by George Stavrou - SH&E Manager. This was an assignment submitted as part of his studies at The Centre For Leadership, Learning and Risk My … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Safety Management Systems
Paperwork and Usability in Tackling Risk Most workers don’t ‘use’ paperwork, they just sign it just as many workers don’t read paperwork they just give it the ‘tick and flick’. The idea of excessive … [Read more...] about Paperwork and Usability in Tackling Risk
Whenever I run the MiProfile diagnostic (https://www.humandymensions.com/services-and-programs/miprofile/) in organizations it always turns out that over 60% of people state that they do not … [Read more...] about The Futility of the Centralised Safety Management System?
I read a recent article by Alan Quilley (http://www.safetyresults.ca/) on measuring safety by injury rate and was fascinated by the logic. I enjoyed the video on regression to the mean (Prevention of … [Read more...] about Measurement in Safety, You’ve Got it All Wrong
Evidence, Proof and Paperwork in Safety I was with a client yesterday and all the nonsense safety mythology surfaced the moment I suggested that they not record certain acts and activities. The … [Read more...] about Evidence, Proof and Paperwork in Safety
Paper Safe By Greg Smith. First published here: https://www.waylandlegal.com.au/blog/paper-safe I am happy to announce my new book, Paper Safe: the triumph of bureaucracy in safety management is … [Read more...] about Paper Safe
I Don’t Serve Systems It’s a strange experience to read a science-managerial text on compliance. It’s strange because of the absence of any reference to human interaction or social psychological … [Read more...] about I Don’t Serve Systems
Process or Outcome? Latest by Greg Smith on his blog: MY SAFETY THOUGHTS Today I was reading a LinkedIn post lamenting the state of health and safety management, evidenced by too many “safety … [Read more...] about Process or Outcome?