Safety Moment - Occam’s Razor

19Jul

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When given two ways to describe how something fails - always pick the simplest idea.

Occam's Razor has been around along time.  

Sometimes little rules to live by save time, save energy, save emotion, and are the smartest ways to begin exploring and explaining the universe around you.

Thanks for listening to the Podcast.  If you have comments or ideas- we are always listening.  Give us a shout.

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PAPod 131 - Fatalities and Serious Events SUCK!

15Jul

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I am really mixed on this episode.  On one hand I am kind of freaked out that it does not include a conversation with some experts on this topic.  On the other hand I am completely disappointed with the experts on this topic.

We are thinking about fatalities wrong...

This episode, I am super proud of this episode, offers you a new set of questions.  Listen to this and see what you think.   I hope it makes you think in a new way about a serious and significant problem.

Thanks for listening.  You guys amaze me with your dedication.  The podcast is just growing and growing and growing.  Tell your friends and co-workers.  Do it now while you are thinking about it.   

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Safety Moment - Death Hides in Normal Work

12Jul

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We want bad accidents to be predictive.  We want a way to tell our organization that something bad is about to happen.  We want Heinrich's pyramid to be accurate, effective, and predictive...

That is what we want.   It is not what we have.

Bad accidents hide in normal work.  That is what this safety moment discusses.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this show go.  You are the greatest.

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PAPod 130 - People Really Are The Solution - Meet Angela Durkin

8Jul

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I recored this episode of the PAPod in a hotel lounge in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It was a beautiful day and we had just had an amazing event with a group of senior operations leaders.  

I just mentioned to the COO, Angela Durkin, that I wiould love to get her on the podcast and she said yes.   You never want to give a senior leader much time to think about the decision to be on the podcast because they will think of many reasons why it is not the best idea.  

So we grabbed a couple of chairs and had a discussion.  It was great.  Thanks to Maersk and Angela for making this happen.  You will like this podcast a lot.

Thanks to you as well.   You make the podcast go.   It is very fun to have you on board.  Tell your friends and get ready for some fun.

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Safety Moment - Keep Risk Alive

5Jul

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Organizations that are good a reliability use one trick.  They keep the discussion of risk alive, operationally, everyday. 

Sounds easy?  It is not an easy thing to do, but it is a vital way to create real-time safety in all the work you do.

Thanks for being part of the podcast.  Happy July 4th a day late.

Tell your friends to listen.  It really helps us out a lot.

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PAPod 129 - The Berlin Session - September 5, 6, and 7, Open Workshop in Europe

1Jul

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On September 5,6, and 7, 2017, we are having an open workshop in Berlin.  You are invited and we need you to attend.   We have been asked to bring this workshop to Europe and so we have done our best to do so.  Thanks to Andrea and the gang, we will have three great days of instruction just for you.

Contact Officetoddconklin@gmail.com to sign up and pay your admission.  The total cost of the workshop is 1900.00 usd and will include a lifetime worth of instructional memories.   

Thanks for listening and we will see you there.

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Safety Moment - Who Failed or What Failed?

28Jun

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The power is in the question.   A simple change for the initial question after an operational upset.   Shift your thinking from the old "who failed?" thinking to the much more effective "what failed?" thinking.

You'll be glad you did.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends. to listen.   Do it now and see if it makes a difference.

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PAPod 128 - Climbing El Capitan?

24Jun

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That is a question, not a statement.

This month a young climber, let's call him Alex (cause that is his name) climbed El Capitan, 3000 and some change feet above sea level - solo and without safety equipment. 

I have a question for you?

Risky or Expert?

You decide and think about your answer.   This is an important discussion.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have made this the most listened to safety podcast on earth.   Thanks and tell your friends.   Please subscribe and write a reveiw.  Thanks again.

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Safety Moment - The Thomas Kuhn Report

21Jun

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Thomas Kuhn is one of my favorites.  I bet you knew that if you listen to the podcast.   This discussion is about the need to replace an old idea with a new idea.

You must replace old thinking with new thinking.  You cannot leave a vacuum of thought.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the world a better place just by listening.

Tell your friends. 

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PAPod 127 - An Australian Forester Speaks about Wildland Fire and Safety

17Jun

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Ivan Pupilidy and I sat down for a conversation with one of the most interesting people I have talked to in a long while.  Meet Roger Strickland, Australian, Fire Fighter, Trainer, Leader, Listener, Story-teller, and most importantly - a great learner of how things normally go right in order to understand how things sometimes go wrong (Thanks Erik).

This conversation, the first of what I hope is many, talks about wildland fire and learning.  What a great topic.  We can all learn from such great conversations.  Sit back and enjoy how much you will gleen from this little talk.   

Thanks for being a part of the Podcast.  You are a big reason we keep having such good conversations.  Without you we would never get the chance to share such important information.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS (AND EVEN POEPLE YOU DON'T LIKE VERY MUCH) TO SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN.  It is mighty fun having you along for the ride.  

 

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