SafeStart International innovates and presents the "Paradigm Shifts" series, designed by Larry Wilson, CEO and author of the SafeStart Programme.
This will be a series of 12 provocative short articles designed to provide additional perspective or perhaps, to even change your mind about the way you think about industrial safety, accidental injury causation and the role it also plays on your overall production, quality and customer relations.
In an unprecedented and visionary study, Larry anticipates the most important trends in behavioural safety and points out important changes for a new world, concerning safety at work and human factors.
This is SafeStart’ s contribution so that your company can make smart decisions regarding your workers safety and improving overall business performance.
#1 – Hazards or Human Error?
When you ask people what is more important: hazards or human error you will get many different perspectives. This article explores those perspectives and introduces a new way of thinking about hazards and hazardous energy.
In the workplace and to a similar extent at home or on the road, there are only 3 main sources of unexpected events: either the equipment does something unexpectedly, someone else does something unexpectedly or we do something unexpectedly.
This article begins by explaining that what really causes the majority of serious injuries isn’t what we’ve been told. And then by reflecting (once again) on our own personal risk pyramid, the importance of mind on task is discussed.