Binary Opposites and Safety Goal Strategy

Republished by request and now with accompanying video (at end of article). This article was referenced in the must read new book: Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk (follow that link for a really cool video on the myths of safety paperwork) Quote from the article: The denial of the zero goal is …

We should accept that accidents will happen

Great article from New Scientist first published here and that may touch a few nerves for the “all accidents are preventable” and "Safety is No 1 Priority" Crusaders. For many it feels good to apportion blame, it confirms our biases and takes the heat off any possibility that management performance or our systems were less …

My First Fatality

One of our readers asked if we could republish this poem from July 2012, not sure why but I hope it helps: My First Fatality If I can, for once, be a little serious and compassionate….. A fellow Safety Professional, in a brand new role, recently experienced her first fatality. Unfortunately, many of us have …

Driver Fatigue

Driver Fatigue   This simple but powerful little video was sent to us by Tony Anthony who recently experienced a potentially deadly scare whilst at the wheel. He 'ummmed' and 'ahhhed' about it and thought, “well I made for that very reason, to 'get it out there”,  It was inspired by the efforts of Sara …

What Your Emergency Plan Needs To Contain

What Your Emergency Plan Needs To Contain Guest post The unfortunate will happen, accidents will occur — but when they happen is undetermined. However, just because you’re not able to accurately figure out when these accidents will take place does not mean you cannot be prepared. Although your business may be taking every precaution there …