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Yogi Berra’s 9 Best Quotes for Safety Professionals

yogi_berraP14One of the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, Yogi Berra, died Tuesday, September 22nd at the age of 90. Berra had a way with words, ironically while butchering the English language, and his statements were appropriately deemed “Yogi-isms”. Within a few of his quotes, laced with sharp wit, there are some important lessons for safety professionals and leaders across industry and discipline. “We made too many wrong mistakes.” This quote says much more than most six word … Continue Reading ››

People are the solution

peoplearethesolutionI once ran some focus groups on a mine site. The goal was to identify conditions that made work difficult. One of the issues that the workforce identified was that “Work is difficult when you drive at night and you can’t see signage, rocks, and other traffic”. After having presented this and other findings to the project employees during a prestart meeting, one of the truckies came up to me and said: “Let me know if you … Continue Reading ››

Safety on the edge

In mid-2013, some insightful and very radical safety thought-leaders will visit three Australian cities. During a two day workshop, they will present their thoughts on how people and organisation can relate to safety in a novel and more functional way. They will provide you with alternative viewpoints, with new ways to intervene and improve safety, on topics such as: Human error, Zero Harm, Risk management, Safety Culture and Black swans.. If you are curious, or if you are serious, about doing safety differently, this is a … Continue Reading ››