Safety Moment - Don’t Wait for Failure

22Feb

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If we want to understand how safety and reliability really works in our organizations we must not wait for our systems to fail.  We must understand how successful work happens every day, most of the time.  

As obivious as this is...I don't think we say this enough to our organizations.  Whatever you do, do it by understanding how work really happens.

Thanks for listening.  You have made PreAccident Podcast the most listened to podcast on safety on the web.  Thanks

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PAPod 110 - Investigations By Any Other Name - Scott Fillmon

18Feb

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 features Scott Fillmon.  Scott works with investigations in the transportation field and talks about the way he sees investigations as tools for improvement.  Scott brings a lifetime of experience in teaching investigators how to see the world around them - and how to catagorize this information in a way that becomes usefull.

You will like this podcast.  It is fun and interesting - just like you!  Thanks for listening and being a part of the fastest growing Safety Podcast in the world.   You make the show go!

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Safety Moment - A Celebration of Maintenance

15Feb

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Let's face it....new is way sexier than old.  We love new stuff.  We love new construction, new buildings, new equipment, new computers.  We love all this stuff - sometimes - at the expense of maintaining the old.   That topic is what this podcast tries to discuss.

Maintenance is very important.  We have to value the men and women who do the heavy lifting everyday - keeping our facilities up and running.  

We must combat the "bias towards the new" in our thinking as well.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and subscribe if you have not already.  We need more listeners like you - if we want to change the world.

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PAPod 109 - Breakfast in Beijing

11Feb

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This weeks podcast is an interview done by the world famous Bob Edwards...and I do mean world famous.  Bob had a breakfast interview with Gary Tang, the owner of one of the largest EHS consultancies in China.  Gary was formally as Safety Person for GE...he saw an opportunity to get in to the EHS China market and took it.   He is a leading thinker in a huge market and he is doing well.  

Bob talked to Gary and his associates about the New View and Safety Differently.  It is a great conversation.  This is a world to watch.  Safety is only just beginning in this working world. 

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  Tell your friends.  

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Safety Moment - On Being Right

8Feb

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Being right is not nealy as valuable as being curious.  Being right simply re-inforces the fact that you were right.  You learn nothing and therefore you know nothing new.  It is far better to be curious than right.  When you are curious you are constantly learning.  Knowing more makes you smarter!

I hope you noticed that I did not use the word wrong.  I don't care much about being wrong either...I want you to know the power is in not knowing, the power is not so much in being right or being wrong.

Thanks for not being right all the time.  Thanks, also, for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends, subscribe, and please, please, please, please write a nice review.  Those help a lot in getting the word out.   

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PAPod 108 - Not Compliant…but not NOT compliant. Carsten Busch

4Feb

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Compliance is a complex idea.  It seems simple, but in reality, compliance is very much in the eye of the person who is looking for compliance.  Carsten Busch has thought about this idea a lot and has some excellent ideas to share with the podcast audiance.  You will love this podcast.

Special thanks to both Carsten and ORCHSE.com.  Most special thanks to you for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go.

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Safety Moment - The Power of Incrementalism

1Feb

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This safety moment is maybe the most important advice we can hear - and we don't hear it enough.

There is an old joke - "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!"  In many ways that old joke - I never said funny joke - is a good lesson for us.  Change happens one bite at a time - not all at once.

There is power in incrementalism.  Small changes matter!  We change the world one conversation at a time.   Don't forget that!

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF THE PODCAST.  WE WON AN AWARD FOR HOW COOL WE ARE!  I chalk all of the credit to you.  Thanks for listening.

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PAPod 107 - Shane Bush Returns! …And we’re happy about it!

28Jan

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What can I say?  This is more of the great Shane Bush.  What a hoot it is to talk to Shane.  He is a Human Performance guru - and a wonderful human being.  It makes me feel young and excited to remember the times when Shane and I would travel around the country with Earl Carnes and talk about these ideas to whole rooms full of poeple who had never been introduced to Human Performance ideas.

And now Shane does it again for all of us on the Podcast.  Enjoy Shane and all he has to say about the world.   I know I really enjoyed having this conversation.

This episode is sponsered by ORCHSE.COM.  Drop by and give them a thank you for sponsoring this episode.  Thank you for listening.  It is mighty fun to have you on board.

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Safety Moment - Just Where Did Cause Come From?

25Jan

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Cause is a construct - not a real thing.   

Sorry you guys.  I know that makes some of you crazy and you want to argue with me a lot about why that idea is wrong.  The problem is that the idea is not wrong - Cause is a construct that is attributed to an event - it is never real and never singular.

This Safety Moment talks about this idea in a nice way.  See if you agree and see what you think.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are the best!

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PAPod 106 - 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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