PreAccident Investigation Podcast

The Pre Accident Podcast is an ongoing safety podcast conversation of Human Performance, Systems Safety, & Safety Culture.

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4 days ago

Welcome to the Pre-Accident Investigation Podcast! Join our host and special guests, Jay Allen and Jennifer Long, as they dive into the upcoming meeting in Santa Fe from September 10th to 12th. This episode is filled with excitement as we discuss the venue, the Drury Inn Plaza Hotel, and its unique history.
Our main focus is on the critical topic of accountability in safety practices. Jennifer Long sheds light on implementing accountability strategically and culturally within organizations. We also touch upon the intriguing connection between mental health and safety, particularly in high-risk industries like construction.
Get a sneak peek into the workshop layout, designed to build language and fluency in managing reliable and resilient operations. Whether you're a beginner or bringing along decision-makers, this conference offers valuable insights for everyone. Plus, discover the culinary delights and biking opportunities that Santa Fe has to offer during the Wine and Chili festival.
Don't miss out on this enriching experience! For more information and to secure your spot, visit Join us in Santa Fe for an event that's sure to enhance your understanding of safety and accountability. Learn, enjoy, and stay safe!

7 days ago

Welcome to another episode of Todd Conklin's Pre-Accident Investigation Safety Moment. In this brief yet insightful segment, Todd shares two essential tips for the summer season.First, he emphasizes the importance of staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a common issue, and ensuring you consume enough water can significantly impact your well-being.Second, Todd delves into the concept of imperfect knowledge. When faced with situations where you lack complete understanding or information, he advises seeking out differing opinions and perspectives. This approach helps to bridge knowledge gaps and fosters continuous learning.Tune in to discover how embracing diverse viewpoints can lead to better problem-solving and organizational growth. Remember to stay curious, have fun, and prioritize safety.

Saturday Jul 13, 2024

Welcome to the Pre-Accident Investigation Podcast, hosted by Todd Conklin. In this episode, Todd sits down with Asher Balkin from The Ohio State University's Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab. Asher is a brilliant researcher known for his work in resilience engineering and his ability to communicate complex ideas in an accessible manner.
Join Todd and Asher as they delve into the challenges and opportunities in the field of resilience engineering. They discuss the difficulties in making advanced research widely accessible and the importance of translating complex ideas for broader audiences. Asher shares insights into the lab's efforts to bridge the gap between academic research and practical application, particularly in industries with high exposure to failure such as healthcare, IT, and aviation.
Learn about the lab's innovative approaches to education, including short courses designed to make resilience concepts more attainable for professionals. The conversation also touches on the importance of building strong partnerships between academia and industry to foster a more resilient and adaptable world.
Don't miss this engaging and enlightening discussion that promises to leave you with a deeper understanding of resilience engineering and its critical role in today's ever-changing environment.

Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

Hey, everybody. Todd Conklin here with a Pre-Accident Investigation Safety Moment. Can you tell it's summer? Today, we're diving into a crucial topic that's been coming up a lot lately: the significance of the green light on your progress chart.
One of the things that I think is so important to understand is that you should fear the green, embrace the yellow, and understand the red. The green light doesn’t really tell you anything, and fatalities and catastrophic failures often live in the green light. So, as leaders, it’s essential to question what's happening when everything seems fine.
Catastrophic failure doesn’t live in the yellow light because you’re already examining it. It sure doesn’t live in the red light because the red light gets a lot of attention and resources. But the green light? It’s often overlooked because it’s not “squeaky.”
That is your safety moment for today. Short and sweet. Learn something new every single day. Have as much fun as you possibly can. Be good to each other. Be kind to each other. And for goodness’ sakes, be safe.

Saturday Jul 06, 2024

Join Todd Conklin on this enlightening episode of the Pre-Accident Investigation Podcast as he sits down with retired Rear Admiral John Meyer of the United States Navy. Dive into a fascinating discussion about Admiral Meyer’s innovative approach to safety, his unique journey, and the transformative steps taken within naval aviation to enhance safety protocols.From the creation of a simulation center for aircraft movement on flight decks to a paradigm shift in leadership thinking, this episode offers valuable insights into managing safety in complex environments. Learn how Admiral Meyer's dedication and forward-thinking have led to significant improvements and what advice he has for current and future leaders.Don't miss this compelling conversation that blends philosophy, practical solutions, and leadership wisdom, all aimed at making the workplace safer for those who serve. Tune in to discover how small changes can lead to monumental impacts in safety and operations.

Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

In this episode of Pre-Accident Investigation Safety Amendment, Todd Conklin explores a crucial aspect of effective leadership: the connection between learning and leading. He emphasizes that good leaders are inherently good learners and delves into the importance of embracing the unknown.
Todd highlights the value of continuous learning and the humility it requires, suggesting that leadership success comes from a willingness to seek knowledge and understand the intricacies of organizational processes and employee experiences.
Tune in to discover how embracing the journey of learning can enhance your leadership skills, making you a more effective and empathetic leader. Remember, the more you know, the better you lead.
Join us for this insightful discussion and take away practical tips to improve your leadership approach. As always, stay curious, be kind, and stay safe.

Saturday Jun 29, 2024

Welcome to the final part of our three-part series on patient and worker safety in children's hospitals across North America. In this episode, we dive into the evolution of employee safety and health practices, focusing on the challenges and successes experienced over the past few years.
Discover how hospitals have shifted from having no data or willpower to address staff safety, to now having 95 hospitals submitting critical safety data. Learn about the innovative strategies used to engage leadership, including board training and distributed leadership models, which have significantly influenced hospital culture and safety practices.
We also explore the importance of asking the right questions and fostering a proactive safety culture. The episode concludes with reflections on how to sustain these improvements and the exciting potential for spreading these practices across multiple hospitals.
Join us for this insightful conversation that highlights the power of collective learning and the ongoing journey to enhance safety in healthcare environments.

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

In this episode of "Pre-Accident Investigation Safety Moment," Todd Conklin shares a compelling story about a friend who learned a powerful lesson in leadership. This friend, known for her unpolished approach, often faced resistance and pushback from colleagues. Her boss advised her to remain calm and become instructive rather than defensive when met with opposition.Conklin emphasizes the importance of this advice, highlighting how it can transform challenging interactions and foster better understanding. He encourages listeners to adopt this mindset, reminding them that resistance often stems from a lack of understanding. By becoming instructive, we can navigate conflicts more effectively and build stronger relationships.Tune in to learn how to turn resistance into an opportunity for growth, and remember to be kind, take care of each other, and stay safe.

Saturday Jun 22, 2024

Welcome to part two of the Pre-Accident Investigation Podcast, where we dive deep into the significance of involving frontline workers in problem-solving within organizations. This episode underscores the importance of asking those who do the work to define the problems and propose solutions, emphasizing their unique expertise.
We continue our conversation with five experts discussing proactive safety measures in children's hospitals. Discover how engaging frontline staff has led to improved outcomes and a stronger safety culture. Learn about the success stories of proactive huddles, the creation of behavioral event response teams, and efforts to address safety disparities among patients.
From exploring the challenges of measuring psychological safety to the inspiring stories of reducing unplanned extubations, this episode is packed with insights and practical takeaways. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of listening to and valuing the expertise of frontline workers.

Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

In this episode of Pre-Accident Investigation Safety Moment, Todd Conklin delves into the topic of change and its significance in our professional and personal lives. He discusses his recent project, a book focused on managing the transition from old thinking to new thinking, and shares valuable insights on the importance of being proactive in the face of change.Todd emphasizes that being on the "pro-change" side is crucial for success and adaptability. He reassures listeners that while change can be challenging, it is also a constant part of life that we are inherently good at handling. By embracing change and staying ahead of it, we can ensure that we are not merely reacting but actively shaping our future.Tune in to learn why it's essential to be on the front end of change, and gather practical tips on how to make this mindset a part of your daily routine. Remember to be kind, stay safe, and embrace the continuous journey of learning and growth.

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