Just Get to the Bottom of it

Just Get to the Bottom of it….. Republished by request.......... An incident occurs at work, the well entrenched procedures quickly kick into play - first aid provided, forms filled in, reports to management, find the cause (sometimes causes), change operating procedures (they must have been wrong), issue Safety Alert and conduct Toolbox Talk, include information …

Root Cause Analysis–The Most Damaging Thing For Safety

Root Cause Analysis – The Most Damaging Thing For Safety To quote Greg Smith (WHS Lawyer) from the video below and from the must read book Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk: “……..in my view, the notion of root cause and root cause analysis has done more to damage our understanding of safety …

Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives?

Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives? By Phil La Duke - first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/ Phil says: “We tend to think of injuries in terms of a long string of events, the Domino Theory, if you will. But some hazards are likely to kill us and others will be little more than an …

Beware of The Tree

Beware of The Tree – Tree? What Tree? The latest addition to our “This Toaster is Hot” page – our collection of signage by over zealous, over controlling and obviously superior Safety People pointing out the bleeding obvious. Of course this could be some rare breed of yellow ringed trunk tree that I am not …