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
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…..
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