So, You Want Culture Change? When one’s definition of culture is either systems, behaviours or values (or all three) the strategies (methods) that result reflect the definition. Changing values, … [Read more...] about So, You Want Culture Change?
Yes, It’s A Checklist So April 28 is 2021 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day . What would be a good symbol/semiotic to capture the meaning of this day? What would be a … [Read more...] about Yes, It’s A Checklist
One of the mythologies created by the safety industry concerns the effectiveness of checklists. Yes, checklists are useful and helpful. The Checklist Manifesto by Gawande is a reasonable read on the … [Read more...] about Checklisting
Envisioning and Creativity in Safety There are several key factors in the safety industry that mitigate against envisioning and creativity, both are essential for a sense of vision. These are: · The … [Read more...] about Envisioning and Creativity in Safety
These days I watch a lot of Playschool, a children’s TV program on ABCTV (https://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/sites/playschool/). Playschool is a pre-school education program based entirely on … [Read more...] about What Can Safety Learn From Playschool?
We learned a few days ago just how much money can be made from a safety checklist. (Meet Australia's newest unicorn SafetyCulture and Billion dollar milestone: SafetyCulture Australia's newest unicorn … [Read more...] about Checklist Seduction and The Delusion of Data
Republished by Request My favourite line: “Finally, we could spend a bit more time with our little kids and start practicing a way of thinking we have devalued for far too long and bring some fun … [Read more...] about Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination
So you reckon you can calculate risk to 3 decimal places?? Think again. A recent article by Dr Robert Long, that may make you rethink your belief in Risk Assessment as being objective!. If you liked … [Read more...] about Objectivity, Audits and Attribution When Calculating Risk
9 Great Reasons Why You Should Stop Doing Hazards Inspections Rob Sam’s recent article: How I Feel About Risk was posted on a few LinkedIn Groups. It was initially well received, but, almost as … [Read more...] about 9 Great Reasons Why You Should Stop Doing Hazard Inspections
Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard! I was on a worksite last year and came across this port-a-loo! Nothing too unusual or out of place considering it was a construction site. This toilet was put … [Read more...] about Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard!