PAPod 107 - An Open Learning Team Workshop - March 22 and 23, 2017 - and YOU’RE INVITED!

21Jan

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

On March 22 and 23, 2017, Bob Edwards and Todd Conklin (that is me!) will offer an open workshop on Operational Learning and Learning Teams for Safety Improvement to be held in wonderful Las Vegas, Nevada.   

You are not only invited - but your presence is requested and needed.  In fact, we cannot do the workshop without you.   This two-day workshop will give you all the tools and the practice to start operational learning improvement in your organization the very next day!  It is fun and I promise a great day.   

Please plan on attending the workshop.  We would love to see you there!   This workshop is limited to the first 28 people - so don't think about it too long.

The podcast is sponsored by ORCHSE.COM.  Thank them for thier support.  Thank you for your support as well.  It is great to be on this ride with someone as cool as you!  Keep listening and tell your friends.  Subscribe and write a reveiw as well - it really helps!  Thanks!

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Safety Moment - These Things Didn’t Fail

18Jan

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A couple of million times I have opened CNN and a forced-fed advertisement has started to play without my request.  Usually this kind of forced advertiseing just pisses me off - and I rush to click the ad closed as fast as possible...

But one got through - and I had to capture it for you.  I hate to play an advertisment, but this is different.  The BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN OUR BUSINESS IS THE LACK OF A NULL SET...We can't count something that didn't happen.  You will never be able to write a report to your boss that discusses how many people did not get hurt at your work today.  

I guess that problem exists with computer security as well.  IBM is trying to tackle this problem with this ad.  Listen carefully and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Hope you are having a great 2017.   Tell your friends and subscribe - write a review as well.   Thanks for listening!

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PAPod 105 - Ice Road Technicians - A special Discussion

14Jan

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is taken from a recent YouTube video that was posted early last month.  The video can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCEzEVJkO1U.  Needless to say, this video caused quite a stir among the safety community - but is it the right kind of stir?

It is easy to say this is the result of a bad worker making a bad decision.   Almost too easy to say - but if we blame the worker what have we learned about creating safe capacity in field work?

Thanks for listening to this thought prevoking episode.  Thanks also for listening to all the podcasts.   Take a moment and tell a freind, subscribe, and write a reveiw... I can't do the podcast without you.   Thanks!

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Safety Moment - A School Bus and A Bad Apple - The Making of a Tragedy

11Jan

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On Novemeber 22, 2016 a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Six children were tragically taken from thier families, their communities, and the world.  Was it a bad driver?  Or is it a bad system - a system that is built around two very fragile operator dependancies - perfect school bus drivers and perfect motorist surrounding the bus?

This safety moment was painful to record - and I will bet it will be painful to hear - but listen and think about what this accident should mean for all of us.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are such an important part of this community - we cannot do it without you.  Thanks!

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PAPod 104 - Social Sensemaking - Robert Sams

7Jan

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Social Sensemaking

This weeks episode of the PreAccident Podcast features the aurthor of the hot, new safety and reliability book:  "A Reflective Journal; How we makes sense of risk."  It is a great book on risk.

After the last Safety Moment, I figured I owed you a bit of the origin story of how we got to where we go on the notion of risk - and more importantly, where we should be moving in our thinking about risk.

If the way we are thinking about safety is different - it goes without saying that our thinking about risk must also change.  Listen carefully to this podcast and see what you think?

This podcast is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thank them for thier support.   And thank you for your support.  I am counting on you all this next year.  Happy New Year!!

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Safety Moment - A Better Definition of Risk

4Jan

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We have for too long allowed a Western Economic definition of risk to rule our businesses, our thinking, and our system reliability programs.  

What would you say if I told your the current definition we use to describe risk is probably over simplistic and not very accurate.  Risk is not probability times severity.  Sorry safety guys - you have been sold some snake oil.   

Risk must be better defined to include variability and complexity.  Risk is not stable.  Risk is not permanant.  Risk is not linear.   Sorry.

Risk is more about defining the amount of uncertainty the worker will face.

Thanks for listening.  Sorry I just told you your baby is ugly.  We can still be friends.

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PAPod 103 - 2016 New Years Eve Spcial

31Dec

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!   This is the last episode for 2016.  This is a recap of what happened this year and whats going to happen next year.   You can learn what Todd's goals are for 2017, what will be the watchwords that Todd will try to follow for the 365 days of 2017.  

Thanks for listening.  It was a great year...and next will be even better.  I can't wait to see who we will talk with and what we will learn form all the great people that are good enough to spend time chatting on the podcast.   

One more thing...HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIEND!!!  Have a very nice year, do your best, be kind, be nice, and get what you need.

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Safety Moment - Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma

28Dec

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The biggest problem we have in making our system reliable is the bias we have that we know the answer...

When we think we know the answer we don't look at the problem.   The safety Pyramid is a great example of safety mythology becoming hardwired in to our safety thinking.  It is not right.  It is not empirical.  It is just made up - and yet I'll bet in your company there are folks right now who think that if they stop a first aid they will have stopped a fatality.  

Ahhhhhhh  Dogma.... the sweet belief that we have it right.  It totally gets in the way of thinking, learning, and changing.  

Happy Holidays and See you next year!

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PAPod 102 - Christmas Greetings Podcast 2016

24Dec

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Merry Christmas!

 

This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is my audio Christmas Card to you.  Thanks for a great year!  More importantly, I wish to you and your familty, the very best Christmas wishes I could bring to your ears.  Please have a safe and happy holiday.  

Thanks for all you have done.  I look forward to a happy holiday season for myself and my family.  May we all get everything we need from this time of year!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!

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Safety Moment - The Tragedy of the Commons

21Dec

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Here is today's lesson in both sociology and economics.  

Enjoy and learn from this podcast.  It is really important.   

And when you listen to this podcast - think about the internet.  The internet is our public pasture in the middle of the town square.  Are we aware of the potential dangers that exist when we all use the commons for our own good.

This is a really important safety moment.  Listen Twice.

Thanks for being a part of the Most Listened to Podcast on Safety in the Commons.

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