If you ask the wrong questions, you collect the wrong data Rather than measure what we value, we seem to value what we can measure - Unknown Generalisations are always problematic, because there are always exceptions. However, it is sometimes handy to use generalisations like a story, to … [Read more...] about Measurement and Psychosocial Safety
What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished? Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Did you know one of the smallest risks that statisticians have ever measured is—dying as a result of cancer caused by the release of plutonium from a deep space probe … [Read more...] about What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished?
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
The Problem With ZERO Goals and Results By Alan Quilley I've been doing a great deal of thinking and writing about the variety of associated problems with using injury data to support the belief that low injury/damage results equate to a corporation being safe. The truth is that very safely … [Read more...] about The Problem With ZERO Goals and Results
Warped Imagination and Magical Thinking in Risk and Safety Guest Post by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com All the data shifting in the world is used to explain cultural change, when indeed, it is not a measure of culture. There seems nothing more captivating to risk and safety … [Read more...] about Warped Imagination and Magical Thinking in Risk and Safety
Why Safety Compliance Sucks Written on February 14, 2012 by Marie-Claire Ross Back in 1996, Donald J Eckenfelder wrote in Values-Driven Safety, that the American safety body, OSHA, mostly works through fear. It’s regulation based and requires compliance or else sanctions are applied. He stated … [Read more...] about Why Safety Compliance Sucks
Couple of Interesting Recent Articles by Phil LaDuke 63.28% of All Statistics are Made Up – I found this and thought you might be interested. An industry has grown up around HW Heinrich's dubious research into the causes of injuries. His claim that 95% of all injuries have a behavioural … [Read more...] about Couple of Interesting Articles by Phil LaDuke