By What Method?

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 reduction etc. there are three …

The Craziness of Injury Goals

The Craziness of Injury Goals I used to work for a company that would budget to have a certain number of lost time injuries and fatalities each year. That may seem unconscionable today but it was not because they wanted or liked to hurt people or didn't care about them, it was for the Boardroom …

The Myth of the Perfect Process

The Myth of the Perfect Process by Phil La Duke – first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/the-myth-of-the-perfect-process/ Phil says: Whether you believe that safety is the result of personal choices or a robust system too many of us labor under the mistaken belief in the "perfect process". In this week's post I explore the myth of both …

Mining Tragedies – What Could be the Response?

Queensland Mining Tragedies – What Could be the Response? We learned recently that Queensland Mining has its worst rate of fatalities in 20 years in 2014-15. (http://www.internationalcoalnews.com/storyview.asp?storyID=826953720&section=News&sectionsource=s46&aspdsc=yes). Yes, this is tragic, distressing and sad for many families and friends affected by the loss of their loved one. How should we respond? Let’s reflect for a …

I’ve got a feeling this isn’t right, but…..

I’ve got a feeling this isn’t right, but….. By Rob Sams “That’s not an LTI. I’m really concerned about this, and we need to change the report straight away! It’s not good that John had to spend a night in hospital and I know that he is fair dinkum. That’s why we did the right …