What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury?

What and how should we measure to support recovery from injury? “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”[1] Albert Einstein (attributed) Some years ago, tired of my irritating enquiries about the quality of their school day, my teenage sons started to respond to my question - ‘how …

Measuring and Reporting on Work Health & Safety

Greg, the author of this article (first published here), certainly does upset some safety people on Linkedin! He makes an excellent point here – you may get 97%, a big tick or a star for having a plethora of JHAs (or SWMS, JSAs, SOPs etc), another for them being extremely comprehensive and a few more …

Why Would You Talk That Way?

Why Would You Talk That Way? Postman’s classic book ‘Crazy talk, Stupid Talk’ (1976) discusses the power of semantic environments. That is, the context in which we talk. For example, the words ‘sorry I have sinned’ may make sense in a confessional but don’t make much sense in a court room. Similarly, the words ‘your …

Saying What Is REALLY Important Matters

Part 1 - What Does Counting Injuries as a Measure of Our Safety Process do to Our Risk Communication? By Alan Quilley and first published HERE There’s a long tradition in thinking (by some) that measuring safety is best done by measuring the lack of injury. If you’ve read ANY of my books, articles, newsletters, …