I heard someone the other day in Safety state that method and methodology was not important because it didn’t matter as long as lives were ‘saved’. This is the kind of nonsense I would expect from an industry without a clue of moral philosophy or ethics … [Read more...] about Of Course, Method Matters in Safety
What Theory of Learning is Embedded in Your Investigation Methodology? It is always entertaining watching Safety turn complexity into simplistic discourse. Most recently we have seen a slight change in language about understanding event analysis, investigations and event review. It is good that the … [Read more...] about What Theory of Learning is Embedded in Your Investigation Methodology?
Methodology and an Ethic of Risk Methodology frames method. Methodology is not method despite the fact that many use the words interchangeably. A methodology is a philosophy, it is what drives method and its most important to be able to distinguish one from the other. If one experiences brutalism … [Read more...] about Methodology and an Ethic of Risk
Learning, Leaning and Learning in Safety Methodology (worldview/philosophy) drives method. Method reveals methodology. Methodology and method are NOT the same thing. It matters what methodology one assumes about learning because this determines the expected outcomes of a method. Yet, in risk and … [Read more...] about Learning, Leaning and Learning in Safety
By What Method? One of the strange beliefs of Safety is that the publication of injury statistics invokes change? Ah, how does it do that? Since when did information become motivation? When one looks at the many promises made in the safety industry and all the propaganda about zero, injury … [Read more...] about By What Method?
When someone asks how? the meaning is ‘by what method?’ For example, how do you make a coffee? Means by what method do you make a coffee? Do you put milk in first, last or have no milk? Do you use instant, brewed or filtered. You get what I mean. When it comes to risk and we ask the question: … [Read more...] about By What Method Do You Tackle Risk?
I recently did a video with reference to the word ‘ontology’. I find it unusual in Safety that whenever an unfamiliar word is used, some respond with a keen interest to learn and others respond with negativity as if unfamiliar text is evidence of some kind of academic ‘psycho rhetoric’. It is a … [Read more...] about Being and Doing in Risk
The Bias of Method Design in Risk Anything that is designed hides the assumptions and philosophy of the designer. The methodology (philosophy) of the designer is not visible but is rather hidden in the method, what is enacted. So, if one looks at the iCam method one tends not to see its bias … [Read more...] about The Bias of Method Design in Risk