Tag Archives: safety-I

Safety-II as disruptive innovation

The field of safety management has operated within the same paradigm for decades: finding and fixing things that go wrong, reactively and predictively. Much of the safety management of previous years can be seen as an expression of Safety-I thinking, … Continue reading

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Seven questions on Safety-II: Ensuring things go right

This post is an article that was published in The Ergonomist: Newsletter of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Ref: Shorrock, S. and Licu, T. (2014). Moving toward Safety-II: Ensuring things go right. The Ergonomist. March. Download the original … Continue reading

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Maslow’s hammer: How tools bias attention and straightjacket thinking

In May 2013, Edition 5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published by the American Psychiatric Association. According to the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM handbook establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used … Continue reading

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Déformation professionnelle: How profession distorts perspective

So, what do you do? If you work in a health and safety role, there is one question that can make for an awkward conversation: “So, what do you do?” I was asked this question at passport control on entering the … Continue reading

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