Category: Safety

Fishing Vessels : Avoiding them means avoiding the consequences

12 miles off the coast of Cochin, India a small fishing boat bobbed in the sea.  Perhaps the fishing was done for the day and the 14 Indian fishermen onboard were resting, awaiting the rising of the sun and a new day.  Or, perhaps they were taking advantage of the light of the full moon to extend their work day.  Regardless, tragedy approached for 3 of the 14. Continue reading “Fishing Vessels : Avoiding them means avoiding the consequences”

Should we look at safety reporting differently?

From Dr. Todd Conklin of the Preaccident Investigation Podcast comes Safety Moment – Success is BEST when Shared.  Dr. Conklin opines,

“Your organization has waaaaaay more success then failure!!!!  You are always winning, to quote a recent election held somewhere in the world.  You have much success.

But success only matters when it is shared and learned.   We know that we are better when we talk about success.  This safety moment tackles that very issue.  You don’t talk about safety success at all…and you should.”

These are certainly valid points.  We normally concentrate on the negative indicators of failure such as near misses or hazardous conditions, but do not necessarily request or require an equal emphasis on the dissemination of best practices.

Perhaps we should.