Human Factors is Never About Humans The first rule in reading safety is to understand that words essentially don’t have meaning. Zero never means zero, different doesn’t mean different and ‘human … [Read more...] about Human Factors is Never About Humans
Meeting is NOT About Technique I have received an amazing amount of feedback on my piece on Meeting (https://safetyrisk.net/meeting-in-safety-with-no-meeting/ ). So, this blog seeks to extend the … [Read more...] about Meeting is NOT About Technique
An Ethic in Error for Safety The mistakes quadrant below is similar to the Unknown Knows quadrant or any other Johari window semiotic that seeks to understand something. Generally one names the … [Read more...] about An Ethic in Error for Safety
Safety in Design as if Humans Matter I always find it interesting when the discipline of objects attends to something. It’s how we get ‘human factors’ that is about systems, ‘resilience engineering’ … [Read more...] about Safety in Design as if Humans Matter
One of the sad aspects of zero language and discourse are its by-products. The only trajectory of zero and its tandem fixations, numeric and metrics, is to demonize humans as the enemy of safety. … [Read more...] about And the Enemy of Safety is? … Humans!
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
I Wasn’t Thinking Mr Spock “We make thousands of decisions everyday in automatic mode without a mistake. Yet we don’t reflect and celebrate this wonderful mode of human decision making at work … [Read more...] about I Wasn’t Thinking Mr Spock
Human Factors Factors Someone sent me an email today with an opportunity to present on ‘human factors’ and risk. Whilst I understand the ‘human factors’ approach I don’t think it understands the … [Read more...] about Human Factors Factors