Target Trade-Offs and Numeric Goals

Target Trade-Offs and Numeric Goals We learn recently that Victorian Police – a supposed institution of trust, has fabricated numbers over the past 5 years  in order to meet targets. It is reported today that Victoria Police have fabricated 258,000 breath tests in order to meet targets. How is this relevant for safety? I hear …

3 Steps to Xmas Holiday Safety Management

Latest article by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith first published here. The message is clear: Your current WHS system probably isn't working as well as you think it is (nor is anyone else’s) and your current lead and lag indicators are unlikely to prove the effectiveness of Safety Management and will be of little interest to …

Everything is Green: The delusion of health and safety reporting

Great article by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith. First published here Quotes from the article: “How do you know the supervisors or managers are not just wandering around practicing random acts of safety, reinforcing unsafe behaviors and generally just pissing everybody off?” "What is your health and safety reporting really telling you, as opposed to the assumptions you …

Groundhog Safety Day

Groundhog Safety Day Everything we see, smell, hear, feel and taste leads our brains to think equal to everything familiar in our reality. Neuroscience theory tells us that our brains are organised to reflect everything we know in our environment, in the form of knowledge and experience. Our brains are equal to our past environment, …

Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety

Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety One of the best ways of learning safety is through scenarios. Scenarios are constructed to either replicate real situations to maximize perception of recognizable cues or, to enhance the imagination of possibilities. One of the greatest capabilities a safety person can have is a creative imagination. Most times when …