Author: Mike Goddu

November 5, 2014
What Tennis Reveals About the Limits of Behaviour-based Safety

What Tennis Reveals About the Limits of Behavior-based Safety

Organisations that have invested in behavioural-based programs to improve safety performance have reaped benefits, but the benefits have flat-lined. It is time to evolve. I believe the evolution will cost no more (and likely less) than current investments and can break through the current “plateau” of safety performance.
October 27, 2014
A Fatal Attraction: The Case Against Behaviour-based Safety Approaches

A Fatal Attraction: The Case Against Behavioral Safety Approaches

Professor Sidney Dekker of Griffiths University, Todd Conklin of Los Alamos Laboratory and other current thought leaders in safety rail against behavioral safety approaches. Still, behavioral safety thinking remains at the foundation of safety in the construction industry worldwide.
September 10, 2014
Why the Focus on Lagging Indicators Isn’t Working

Why the Focus on Lagging Indicators Isn’t Working

We can change our relationship to these indicators such that they are no more than a historical record, and are not taken to represent the presence or absence of safety. Instead, better indicators of the presence of safety would include discussions on the efficacy of our processes, organisational learning from mistakes and incidents, continuous improvement of procedures and systems, and active worker engagement.
June 10, 2014
Co-presenting with JGC at the 5th WCOGI

JMJ Co-presenting with JGC at the 5th WCOGI

JMJ Co-presenting with Japanese Gas Corporation (JGC) at the 5th World Conference on the Safety of Oil and Gas industry (WCOGI)
June 6, 2014
Construction Industry: It is No Longer Acceptable for People to Get Hurt or Killed

Construction Industry: It is No Longer Acceptable for People to Get Hurt or Killed

I spoke with JMJ co-founder Jay Greenspan about construction safety and the state of safety in the construction industry. This interview came on the heels of the First Annual Construction Industry Safety Week, where 31 national and global construction firms gathered to help cause an industry wide safety transformation. In this interview, we explore