There’s a Hole in Your Investigation.

There’s a Hole in Your Investigation. Any fatality is sad news for family and loved ones of those who have died. It is even more sad when there are no definitive answers for cause. Many who die working alone cannot be interviewed, one can never know the root cause. Root cause is the concoction that …

Investigations and Truth Telling

Investigations and Truth Telling One of the essentials to undertaking an investigation is truth telling. However, there are many dynamics in organizational culture that mitigate against truth telling. ‘Honesty may be the best policy’ but ‘blame is the big game’ when it comes to safety investigations, especially in zero organizations. It is not possible to …

The Link Between Think and Blink

The Link Between Think and Blink I attended another engaging ‘thinking group’ meeting this morning on the Central Coast of NSW in Australia. The meeting was organised by James Ellis, and some new ‘thinkers’ joined us at today’s meeting including; a clinical psychologist who also practices in forensic psychology; a training manager with a background …

Canberra Builder Under Investigation for Serious Breach of Health and Safety Laws

Canberra Builder Under Investigation for Serious Breach of Health and Safety Laws Guest Post Followed by an incident of toxic substance handling in May, 2013, Canberra Builder is held under investigation by WorkSafe ACT, accused of serious breach of health and safety laws. According to Mike McCabe, Commissioner of WorkSafe ACT, the company is currently …