Safety Moment - Frequency and Severity

29Jun

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence


What does the New View do?   We constantly are working at reducing the frequency and severity of events in our organizations.   It is as simple as that.

We don't reduce human error.  We really can't.

We don't write perfect procedures.  We don't know how.

We don't have perfect equipment.  That is not possible.

What we do is reduce the frequency and severity of events.   Thanks for listening.
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PAPod 76 - It is not “If” but “When” - Steve Scott on Controls

25Jun

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This PreAccident Podcast is AMAZING.  Listen carefully to Steve Scott.  Steve is the International HP Advisor for a "major company."  Where he works is not nearly important and what he is doing and how he is thinking.  He is out on the edge of the conceptual struggle between prevention and response.

If you manage reliable operations - anywhere - you have to listen to this podcast.   I think this podcast will change the way you think about doing your work.  It is that good.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.   You make this podcast a success.
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Safety Moment - On Probability

22Jun

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence


How much do you really know about probability?  Would you be angry if I told you that your stoplight chart to determine probability is wrong.  Events either happen or don't happen...there is no in-between...none, zero, nada, zip, zilch, nil, zero.   

All the time we spend guessing how likely it is an event will happen is not very valuable to our workers or our organization.  We know, and have known for a long time, that workers don't really accurately guess probability.   I think I am safe.  I am not sure you are safe.  Both ideas are wrong.

Listen and enjoy.  Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are such a huge part of the success!!!  Thanks.
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PAPod 75 - Simple, Complicated, and Complex - Ivan Pupilidy

18Jun

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence


OK...Hold on for this episode.  It is a great discussion about how organization's learn from themselves.  The most important thing we do is help translate our operational learnings in to operational success and Ivan is THE EXPERT in this world.  If you don't learn something from this podcast, there is no supper for you!!!

Ivan talks in his warm and friendly way about how we think about learning.   He makes a strong case that we have to understand what has happened in order to best understand how to learn.  HIs logic is smart, funny, and super effective.   

Thanks for listening.  Listen twice for sure!  This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  Thanks!
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Safety Moment - Rumble Strips

15Jun

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence


This safety moment is by request...no actually by about a million requests.  This is a whole safety moment on my personal favorite safeguard, barrier, defense, you name it.  This safety moment is about rumble strips.    

Rumble strips are an excellent way to talk about how must create and manage systems that don't deny human error.   We don't drive error out of our organizations.  We build error in to our systems and processes.  We build systems that are able to handle variability from human operators - because we constantly have variability from human operators.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and use this and all the episodes to make the world a better place.   Thanks!
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PAPod 74 - New View Safety - Senior Leaders Saga - Superior Industries

11Jun

Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning


This episode is an interview with not one, but two Senior Managers who are in the process of moving their companies towards a new view of performance, safety, operations, and learning.

Meet Paul and Dave Schmidgall.  These guys openly and honestly talk about their journey at Superior Industries.  Bob Edwards did a great job getting this interview.  

Enjoy and learn from this.  It is great to hear these guys talk so openly about this work.  I learned much.  So will you.

This episode is sponsored by Safety On The Edge, Atlanta, GA, June 28, 2016
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Safety Moment - Graceful Exstensibility

8Jun

Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning


I was sitting around one afternoon talking to a group of friends.  We were chatting about resilience and reliability, safety and DevOps...you can maybe guess where we were.   David Woods told a story about always having "one more orbit around the earth" and how NASA looked at the idea of recoverability.

I was listening carefully because I struggle with what to call what we do....do we help add defenses and controls, safeguards and barriers, or do we give the organization capacity to fail safely?  In a way, a very real way, what we do is try to give workers "one more orbit around the work."  

That's when the great Dr. Woods said these words, "Graceful Exstensibility!"  That is what we want....now how do we do it?

Thanks for listen to the podcast.  You are making this baby go!
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PAPod 73 - An Over-Emphasis on Prevention?

4Jun

Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning


OK.  Fasten your seat belts...I am about to say something that I never imagined I would ever say.  We are putting too much emphasis on prevention.  So much emphasis that we are not managing safeguards and controls very well.  We have talked ourselves in to believing that every accident can be prevented.  We have sold this idea to people so well that they actually believe it.   

The problem is when a bad thing happens - our workers are caught with their symbolic pants down.   Think of the automotive industry, think of all the defenses that are in a new car, and ask yourself this questions, "Should we be asking drivers not to crash, or managing the outcomes of the crashes we know will happen?"

Thanks for listening to the podcast.    This is sponsored by Safety On The Edge in Atlanta, Ga - June 29.
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Safety Moment - Time to Think and Time to Work - They’re Different You Know

1Jun

Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning


There are two different times for workers.  There is time to think.  There is time to act.  You don't really do these two functions at the same time.  When we don't give time to do one or the other of these times...reliability suffers and suffers greatly.

This episode is very interesting and very important.  Listen carefully and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are a huge part of this little experiment's success.

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