We hear a great deal in the safety industry about compliance and coercion but so little about creative solutions with a sense of imagination. Every time there is another event someone comes out with the bright idea that either we don’t have enough regulation or the last stick wasn’t big enough. This … [Read more...] about The Last Stick Wasn’t Big Enough
Cleopatra’s Nose, Circumstance and Predictability Rob’s book "For the Love of Zero: Human fallibility and Risk” is now available for free download. You should read the whole series of articles by Rob: CLICK HERE. I highly recommend you check out Rob’s first top seller “RISK MAKES SENSE” Pascal … [Read more...] about Cleopatra’s Nose, Circumstance and Predictability
Good Luck to the Luck Deniers How was Donald Horne to know in 1964 that when he wrote a simple little book called The Lucky Country he would sell over 2 million copies? That was lucky, a case of the right book at the right time. The book describes Horne’s understanding of what it means to be … [Read more...] about Good Luck to the Luck Deniers
Injury Rates, what do they mean for Boards and Risk and Safety Practitioners Today's drop with Matt Thorne from RiskDiversity, Dave Whitefield from Semiosphere and Andrew Thornhillfrom Clarity Enabled, all of us in 3 Small Chat Rooms. “Injury Rates, what do they mean for Boards and … [Read more...] about Injury Rates, what do they mean for Boards and Risk and Safety Practitioners
The Tyranny of Metrics This is the title of a very easy to read book on the obsession of metrics by Jerry Z. Muller. It should be mandatory reading for anyone in the safety industry. 'The challenges of ‘tick and flick’ in the culture of safety is endemic. We know from the research by Herbert Simon … [Read more...] about The Tyranny of Metrics
The Safety Data Delusion I read with amusement the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) piece on 20 February that endorses the nonsense of safety metrics. Framed as ‘news’, this non-news is anti-safety and anti-cultural intelligence. There is no data that can measure safety just as there is … [Read more...] about The Safety Data Delusion
Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident? Ken Roberts www.1on1safety.com I mentioned in an earlier article I’d explore the Legislator’s role in contemporary workplace safety. Being one for strategy and vision-setting, I searched for an underlying principle that our current safety Legislation … [Read more...] about Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident?
New Construction Safety Induction Video is a Very Pleasant Surprise Thanks to John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca for sharing this. Whilst most Tier 1 organisations are stuck in a vicious circle of tradition, sunk cost, fear, control, over confidence, paperwork, numbers and creating the … [Read more...] about New Construction Safety Video Is A Pleasant Surprise
Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion It was Marx (The German Ideology) who said ‘as individuals express their life, so they are’. At the heart of this aphorism is the idea that what is normalized in a culture comprises what the culture is. One of the things that have become … [Read more...] about Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion
Anyone for a game of Piggy in the Middle….? Republished by request - Check out the new book by Rob Sams Piggy in the Middle, do you remember playing that game when you were a kid? You know, the one where you stand in the middle of a group of friends who continually throw a ball to one another over … [Read more...] about Safety Professionals–The Piggy in The Middle?