Olympic Goals and Zero Harm

If this article and the excellent analogies provided by Dr Robert Long doesn't convince you that the philosophy of “Zero Harm” is at serious odds with the path to success and achievement of reasonable goals in the real world then nothing will and you are a lost cause. If you liked this article then you …

Safety Censorship

One of our guest Authors, Phil La Duke was unceremoniously dumped from a LinkedIn Forum (and Aussie one!) for daring to publish this article. It is heavy duty and provocative but one needs to look beyond taking it personally or getting offended (I would be concerned if I was offended by this) and at the …

How to Make Incident Reporting Work for Your Site

How to Make Incident Reporting Work for Your Site Guest Post Incident reporting has been long considered one of the most effective pre-emptive measures to reduce on-site injuries and achieve a ‘zero harm’ objective. However, implementing incident reporting can be difficult exercise – how do you build a culture of trust so that staff are …

Setting Aspirational Safety Targets Is an Exercise in Futility

Setting Aspirational Safety Targets Is an Exercise in Futility By Peter L Mitchell Setting targets and objectives is a very important part of our everyday work life. It may be targets for sales, profit, safety, market share, staff turnover, absenteeism, share price and so on. These targets and objectives are vital because they give direction …