Intervening in Human Factors: EHS Manager’s View

By Hugo RibeiroBlog

In this guest post, Hugo Ribeiro, discusses and exemplifies the way us humans can/cannot adjust our focus, and how training our workers to adjust their focus could prevent incidents caused by the lack of situational awareness and our inability to extend our focus beyond our immediate task.

Health and Safety Fines vs. the Cost of Compliance

By Luke ReesBlog

All businesses invest in health and safety systems and planning—but do you know the difference between your average safety compliance spend and  negligence fines? New research from health and safety consultants at Arinite revealed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) invested in health and safety avoided a fine with a £75k difference. According to the UK’s HSE, businesses are fined an … Read More

Incident Management: 3 Methods For A No Blame Safety Culture

By Tytti RekosuoBlog

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”.

Just Get To The Bottom Of It

By 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.