Every organization should understand that the overall aim of incident management is to decrease incidents and learn from past events. If the investigation attempts merely to find someone to blame for, employees easily become reluctant to report. This article provides three points that can help shape workplace culture built on “no blame, no fear, learn”.
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.
Every person is different, meaning that there are as many variables to a job as there are people. Individuals come with a distinct set of skills and personality, therefore requiring personalized support to maximize their capabilities.
In the competition for attention there are winners and losers, and individualism is on the rise – but how does this affect Environmental, Health & Safety?
Many attendees won’t have quite known what to expect at this year’s biannual Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen, UK. Given the harsh consequences of late that the depressed oil price has brought to the North Sea – including over 150,000 job losses – OE 2017 could very well have been a flop. Despite the state … Read More
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
How to incorporate mindfulness into work culture? For EHS, mindfulness is about improving workers’ ability to concentrate on the task at hand whilst simultaneously encouraging them to pay attention to themselves.
Today we are the most distracted people ever. Incorporating mindfulness into workplace culture has been found to improve safety.
The aviation industry is a leader in health and safety standards. Why? Because of black box thinking. Here’s what we can learn.