Category: Blog

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.
September 9, 2014
Addressing the 3 Biggest Challenges to Creating Strong Turnaround Safety

Addressing the 3 Biggest Challenges to Creating Strong Turnaround Safety

There is a great sense of fulfillment for the leadership when they realize they are influencing the culture (rather than at the influence of it) and they believe the results they desire are achievable. For many organizations, the relationship to their facilities’ turnarounds are, ‘let’s just get through this and try not to get anyone hurt.’
June 30, 2014
Video: Project Manager Shares Major Capital Project Safety Leadership Journey

Video: Project Manager Shares Major Capital Project Safety Leadership Journey

The Vice President of Denmark for Shell Upstream International, Ben Ring recently spoke at the Annual Offshore Safety Conference 2014 in Denmark. In this video, he shares about their safety leadership journey, his personal reflections and the lessons he learned as a Project Manager on the Shell Pearl GTL Mega Project.