Category: Blog

June 29, 2016
COO Shares His Safety Leadership, Culture and Performance Journey at Seaway Heavy Lifting

COO Shares His Safety Leadership, Culture and Performance Journey at Seaway Heavy Lifting

Catalyzing people to be safety leaders: A personal journey from feeling like a prisoner to being a champion of Incident and Injury- Free (IIF).
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.
September 23, 2015
The Hallmark of a Well-led Organization: How Well it Responds to Incidents and “Failures”

The Hallmark of a Well-led Organization: How Well it Responds to Incidents and “Failures”

Scholars and experts have said for decades that virtually all incidents are not caused by errors and human behavior, yet most managers still believe it and most organizations still operate that way. Investigations proceed that way. Even enlightened investigations invite managers to go beyond worker behavior as the cause and look for other ’causes’ such as supervisor accountability.