In a newly crafted paper, Sidney Dekker describes two opposing ways of thinking about humans at work: Are employees a problem to be controlled, or a solution to be harnessed? Outlining the evolution of these two perspectives, as well as their respective consequences for how we see and manage safety, this paper is a handy and accessible primer for starting a safety differently conversation. The paper is available under the resource tab above, or by clicking here.
UK-based architect Paul Bussey contacted me recently, offering to share information about a newly developed tool for integrating Safety in Design. The safe design of buildings and structures requires foresight into a myriad of potential hazards and work conditions – information which may be difficult to access and make meaningful early in the design process. To boost the capacity to embrace the often fragmented and complex information and make it available in a user friendly format, Paul has developed Safety Visually. The Safety Visually tool is described in a paper that you find under the resource tab, or by clicking here.
Paul is interested in feedback on this tool, as well as other interpretations on the same process. Feel free to use the reply field below to discuss and provide comments.