“Involved employees” and “engaged employees”: William Bozzo and Donald Groover of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability break down why these terms “are sometimes used interchangeably but are quite different.”
“Our research and client experience has shown that about 25% of OSHA recordable events have realistic serious injury and fatality exposure potential,” says Don Martin of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability.
OSHA’s serious injury and fatality reporting requirements have been in effect for four years. Don Martin of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability looks at the numbers and offers suggestions for improving the reporting system.
“Companies that fail in safety often are those that limit their strategy to ‘quick-fix’ approaches with no long-term vision of what they’re aiming to achieve,” says Guillermo Díaz of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who poses five questions to safety leaders.
“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?
“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.”