Just Get To The Bottom Of It

November 22, 2017By Robert SamsBlog

Could a systematic approach blind us from the other, less rational reasons behind an incident? Common tools and models used for incident investigation tend to emphasise mechanistic approaches, whilst some of the causes may have been influenced by social psychological factors. In this guest blog, Robert Sams discusses the limitations of a rational system and the ways in which it could be improved.

A Clearer Vision on Incident Management

November 15, 2017By John DonyBlog

How can learning to see improve incident management? The third guest blog for our Incident Management Month 2017 is by John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute. Read his post to find out how incident management can benefit from visual literacy.

Measuring Behavioral Integrity of Safety Ownership and Improvement

November 2, 2017By Shawn GallowayBlog

Our first guest blog for #IMM2017 is reprinted here by kind permission of Shawn Galloway from ProAct Safety. In this article, Galloway discusses safety ownership and behavioral integrity in relation to incident management. He provides helpful questions to guide readers through an analysis of their organization’s safety ownership.

Incident Investigation and Imagination by Dr Rob Long

November 22, 2016By Rob LongBlog

The latest of our guest blogs for #IMM2016 is reprinted here by kind permission of Dave Collins at safetyrisk.net. In this article, Social Psychology expert Dr. Rob Long, Principle Trainer at Human Dymensions, discusses incident investigation and the limits of risk imagination. ‘Everything you can imagine is real’ – Pablo Picasso I often get asked … Read More

Accidents Have Cause And Effect For Everyone, Not Just The Injured; by Ron Parker

November 18, 2016By Ron ParkerBlog

In this article, the next of our guest blogs for #IMM2016, experienced safety professional Ron Parker highlights how an accident has cause and effect not just for the injured party, but various other stakeholders too. This article was originally published on Warriors4Safety.com and is republished with kind permission.According to OSHA, construction is one of the most … Read More

Leading Indicators, and Trusting Your Instincts by John Dony

November 14, 2016By John DonyBlog

In another of our guest blogs for Incident Management Month, John Dony of the National Safety Council gives his thoughts on one of the key elements of thorough incident management; leading indicators, and trusting our instincts as well as the data we collect.  Picture this – you’re playing a game in which the goal is … Read More

How Best to Optimize Your Safety Observation Program by Thomas Arnold

November 8, 2016By Thomas ArnoldBlog

In this article, the next of our guest blogs for #IMM2016, experienced safety professional Thomas Arnold, discusses how best to optimize the safety observation program within your business/organization. This article was originally published on Incident Prevention on 22 August 2016 and is reprinted with the author’s permission.World-class organizations do not achieve sustained safety excellence without a … Read More

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking, Not Excellence – by Shawn Galloway

November 2, 2016By Shawn GallowayBlog

In the latest of our guest articles for #IMM2016, best-selling EHS author, keynote speaker and President of ProAct Safety, Shawn M. Galloway discusses how a zero incident goal within a workplace actually encourages employees to take more risks, rather than achieve overall safety excellence. Zero incident programs and goals are the desires of average safety cultures, not excellently-performing … Read More