“Safety planning isn’t exclusive to the workplace. Safety must also be practiced at home,” says Don Martin of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who says employers should encourage employees to “practice behavior at work that reinforces safety at home whenever potential risk is at play.”
“Organizations that implement oversimplified BBS systems are shortchanging themselves and their people,” says Jim Spigener of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who encourages the use of system-focused BBS.
“Confirmation, overconfidence, sunk cost and optimism biases all are the results of the pleasure we feel when we’re right and the pain we feel when we’re wrong,” says Michael Mangan of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability. So what can leaders do to overcome them?
Washington — Scott Mugno’s nomination to lead OSHA was resubmitted to the Senate a second time by President Donald Trump on Jan. 16. The administration also resubmitted Heidi King’s nomination to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“What if the human vision system itself is a hazard within the workforce?” asks DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability’s Rajni Walia, who says that “despite the fact that so much of our brains are devoted to seeing, there’s no guarantee that we see correctly.”
“As with most seemingly simple questions, the answer is more complex,” say DEKRA Insight’s Don Groover and Rick Smith, who contend that “one important point to understand … is where the organization is on its safety journey.”