We must improve our understanding of the role behavior plays in safety performance improvement. #5

Insight: We must improve our understanding of the role behaviour plays in safety performance improvement. We need to improve our focus on organizational behaviour. The decisions of senior leaders drive the culture and systems which in turn drive organizational behaviour and performance. ...

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Leadership stimulates safety improvement, culture sustains performance, for better or worse #4

Insight: Leadership stimulates growth and safety improvement, culture sustains it. Culture will either reinforce the changes you introduced or diminish them depending upon the values, beliefs and behaviours the leaders have ingrained in the organization.

Culture sustains performance, for better...

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Safety decision making is built on understanding core safety concepts #3

Insight: Safety decision making is built on understanding core safety concepts. Focus on the process that drives results, not just the results.  There will be variation in the number of incidents or outcomes, develop a variety of leading indicators for culture, leadership and behaviour. Stop...

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Safety leadership starts with attention to fatality & serious injury (SIF) prevention #2

A review of injury and illness data shows that Total Recordable Injuries have been trending downward for the past several years, unfortunately, fatalities are staying the same or in some industries rising. 

We need a richer understanding of how work gets done. We need to consider the context...

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Leadership sets safety improvement in motion #1

Most executives want to achieve safety excellence; however, they are not sure how to get there. When they ask safety professionals for guidance most are not equipped to guide them. Some executives have a strong motivation to lead safety for their organizations many do not understand what they...

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