Toward Zero, A Failed Goal

Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure …

Understanding Safety Goals

Unless the safety community are prepared to be a bit more sophisticated and less simplistic about goal setting we will continue to fuel scepticism via non-sense prevention goals like zero harm, rather than safety promotion in the workplace.  Understanding Safety Goals ‘Rather than measure what we value, we tend to value what we can measure’ …

Important Stuff To Think About Before Setting Zero Goals

WANTED: Non-marketing success stories and articles about the positives of zero harm targets and programs……… Full credit to the ASSE for daring to publish an article like this – very mature, progressive and refreshing – you impressed and motivated a lot of people! Important Stuff To Think About Before Setting Zero Goals I can almost …

The Tyranny of Absolutes

Guest Post by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com – for those of you who still have nothing to love! The text book approach to goal setting recommends that all goals should be SMART - Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Time considered. Yet, when it comes to safety and risk many tier 1 companies throw the …