Category: Blog

May 11, 2015
Video: Operations Manager’s Safety Leadership Journey

Video: Operations Manager’s Safety Leadership Journey

Alan Palmer, Partner at JMJ Associates, recently spoke at the annual OilGasDenmark safety conference in Esbjerg, Denmark. In the first section of this talk, Alan explores some new ways of seeing key challenges the oil and gas industry faces today. He shares how a few key approaches and ways of thinking can be applied to engage with these challenges in new ways.
April 27, 2015
Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

In my recent blogs on “Evolving Beyond Behaviourism,” I make several assertions in regards to companies and sites that have enjoyed safety success, yet are stalled in their further improvement.
March 6, 2015
Safety Leadership: Taking a Stand to Reverse Declining Safety Performance

Safety Leadership: Taking a Stand to Reverse Declining Safety Performance

Give me a lever and a place to stand and I can change the world.
January 21, 2015
More Prediction and Control Will Not Break Our Flat-line Safety Results

More Prediction and Control will not Break our Flat-line Safety Results

An oft-heard phrase in forward-looking companies is, “We are on a safety journey,” which I applaud. Readers of this blog column have joined a conversation that is embarking on one such journey: moving beyond behaviorism (and the unspoken principles that have driven it) and taking on new ways of leading and managing Safety Differently.
December 12, 2014
Safety: Over Managed and Under Led

Safety Cultures: Over Managed and Under Led

I assert that focusing on the behavior of and pronouncing judgment on the worker prevented the critical learning for the people at the root cause: leadership at multiple levels of the organization. People in positions of authority and expertise create the operating structure, context and conditions in which people behave. They have the duty and responsibility to practice both excellent safety management and exceptional safety leadership.