How to Improve Safety culture Article by the late George Robotham A good safety culture is an elusive thing those responsible for safety management systems struggle to achieve. Culture is often defined as “The way we do things around here”. Schein (1990) defines organisational culture as the … [Read more...] about How to improve Safety culture
The Banned Objects Index – A New Development in Safety Culture See also: Measuring Does Things To People Have you heard of the ‘Banned Objects Index’ (BOI)? It is the latest ‘measure’ that you can use to compare your organisations safety culture against another. The ‘BOI’ is easy to calculate, … [Read more...] about The Banned Objects Index – A New Development in Safety Culture
Building High Performance Safety Cultures (More than ‘the way we do things around here’) What is a Safety Culture? First published here: http://safetyma.myob.net/news/building-high-performance-safety-cultures/162354 If you ask most business leaders to describe their company’s safety culture, … [Read more...] about Building High Performance Safety Cultures
Sighhhh.......every time I publish one of these true stories I am inundated with private emails from people telling similar stories and their disdain for these aspects of safety - but they fear speaking up about it. Rebelling against the ridiculous and harmful side of safety is interpreted by the … [Read more...] about A Culture of Care (and sackings…)
The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement: I really did want to stop at 10 but 11 is such an underrated number and rule No11 provides a great summary and round up of the top 10. After 30 years in risk and safety and 6 years posting 3000 articles and reading all the awesome comments on … [Read more...] about The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement
An informed culture learns by means of ongoing debate and constantly shifting discrepancies - Karl E. Weick (2007) Culture to go…… Delivering results now! Organisations interested in cultural change need to think about, and understand their existing culture, then work hard over time to move toward … [Read more...] about Culture To Go – Delivering Results Now!
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?
Regulation Madness I saw the Conference topic ‘Regulating Workplace Culture’ and thought, you can’t make up such bat crazy stuff. In what universe of sensible thought could one possibly think that culture can be regulated. You might as well assert that one can regulate the weather and … [Read more...] about Regulation Madness
Why do people not do as they are told? When all the rules, codes of practice and standards in safety are clear and the procedures are plain, why do people not follow them? So much of what is done on safety is punitive. For example, the new WHS Act raises the bar yet again for … [Read more...] about Non-Compliance and the Ten Fundamentals of Motivation
The Power of Safety Latest Article by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com Those who insist on no mistakes will be crucified when they make a mistake. Those who demand zero tolerance will be flogged when the tables are turned. There is no grace and kindness for the bully when the tables … [Read more...] about The Power of Safety