I’ve got a feeling this isn’t right, but….. By Rob Sams “That’s not an LTI. I’m really concerned about this, and we need to change the report straight away! It’s not good that John had to spend a night in hospital and I know that he is fair dinkum. That’s why we did the right thing and got him to … [Read more...] about I’ve got a feeling this isn’t right, but…..
Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck? First published in Sept 2012 Soon it will be the football final and Melbourne Cup season again and millions of Australians will prove to each other that they believe in good and bad luck. There will be arguments about odds and probabilities, bank … [Read more...] about Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck?
Injury Response I’ve had several conversations with safety people about response to events and incidents on site. One mate on a tier 1 site explains the Safety Advisor role as simply ‘demoralising’. So I thought I would try to mimic the typical safety spud head response to an … [Read more...] about Injury Response
Forecasting Safety Here’s the challenge for anyone who holds to the mantra ‘all accidents are preventable’. Ask them to predict how long it will be in their organisation or any organisation for that matter, that they will be harm free. Hopefully they will go to their injury data and based on the … [Read more...] about Forecasting Safety
Positive Performance Indicators - The better way of measuring safety performance? By the late great George Robotham Quotable Quote "A health & safety problem can be described by statistics but cannot be understood by statistics. It can only be understood by knowing and feeling the pain, … [Read more...] about Positive Performance Indicators
Article by the late George Robotham. In his words: “I think this is the most potentially useful to other safety people paper that I have ever produced” Major safety technical lessons learnt In my 38 years in OHS I have helped my employers cope with the aftermath of 13 fatalities, one case of … [Read more...] about Major safety technical lessons learnt
The Seduction of Measurement in Risk and Safety Rather than measure what we value, we tend to value what we can measure Many safety mottos and mantras for organisations are sent to me and I recently saw one for a mantra and motto of ‘safety beyond measure’. The strange thing about the … [Read more...] about The Seduction of Measurement in Risk and Safety
Forget Injuries—They Have Nothing to Do With Safety Latest blog by Phil LaDuke – see the whole post here Phil says: A while back I presented The Seventh Value at an international safety conference and after my talk a member of the audience challenged my assertion that the absence of injuries … [Read more...] about Forget Injuries—They Have Nothing to Do With Safety
Why Be Rational When the Good Old LTI Superstition Will Do? By Dr Robert Long from www.humandymensions.com. One of the greatest irrational superstitions in the safety and risk industry is the mythical link between Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and culture. The attribution of causal links between LTIs … [Read more...] about Why Be Rational When the Good Old LTI Superstition Will Do?
The Safety Blame Game Far too many people involved in OHS, including some Safety People, spend too much time playing the blame game. Article by the late George Robotham When you pick up the newspaper and listen to the television or radio you will find terms like driver error, human error and … [Read more...] about The Safety Blame Game