Author: Mike Goddu

April 28, 2017
The Hallmark of an Organization With a Great Safety Culture is How it Responds to Incidents

The Hallmark of an Organization with a Great Safety Culture is how it Responds to Incidents

Within days of that incident my close friend and JMJ Partner, Steve Lang, sent this photo and brief anecdote from a large operating and construction site in India:
July 7, 2016
A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

It’s early Saturday morning and Somchai, a young Thai foreman, is tired, but alert. Promoted to his position and transferred recently, along with his crew, from a civil worksite to this old refinery in South Asia, he realizes he is anxious much of each working day.
May 5, 2016
Part II: Safety Cardinal Rules for Line Managers, Not Just Workers

Part II: Safety Cardinal Rules for Line Managers, Not Just Workers

First my title, “Cardinal Rules for Managers” and my approach to this topic. The words rules and compliance appear in a number of your comments. A few argue that adding rules for managers will just result in a more compliance-driven culture and not necessarily a safer one. I agree.
January 27, 2016
Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

A serious injury occurred at a brownfield site in Asia recently. Below are two versions of the incident.
December 1, 2015
Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Energy and construction companies have had to reduce their costs due to low commodity prices. Projects and operating sites have eliminated HSE advisors and technicians. External services, including training support, have been cut.