“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.”
"When the job market tilts in favor of workers … how do you keep your best people?" asks DEKRA Insight's Don Groover, who outlines four steps leaders can take to swiftly and effectively "stop the hemorrhaging."
“Many organizations still are using safety programs from the past century,” says DEKRA Insight’s Don Groover, who describes four ways organizations can update their programs to respond to “the safety needs of today.”
Don Groover from DEKRA Insight discusses how shifting the conversation to workplace exposure and away from employee behavior “can create momentum for better exposure control that will protect workers each time they perform an activity.”
As the economy expands, will your company ride the “safety roller coaster”? Craig Hathaway from DEKRA Insight asks business leaders if “they’re confident that they’re proactively controlling reducing or eliminating exposures.”