Safety Statistics

By Greg Smith, WHS Lawyer. First published here Quote from the article: If two people die in an electrical incident at your workplace, nobody cares what your last safety culture survey reveals. You need to demonstrate how the risk of electrocution was managed in your organisation, and whether it was managed effectively. No one cares what ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 13 comments }

Greg, the author of this article (first published here), certainly does upset some safety people on Linkedin! He makes an excellent point here – you may get 97%, a big tick or a star for having a plethora of JHAs (or SWMS, JSAs, SOPs etc), another for them being extremely comprehensive and a few more ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 7 comments }

LTIFROne thing normalized in the culture of safety is the delusional idea that ‘attributed’ measures like LTIFR actually have meaning… Discover more >>>>>

{ 30 comments }

What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished? Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Did you know one of the smallest risks that statisticians have ever measured is—dying as a result of cancer caused by the release of plutonium from a deep space probe that loses control during its ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 0 comments }

TRIFR Safety Zombies The surge in interest in the zombie phenomena (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie) across media, social media, movies and literature is extensive. The zombie apocalypse (societal breakdown) projects a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life that engage in a general assault on civilization. The surge in interest in zombies was anchored to the ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 2 comments }

Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion It was Marx (The German Ideology) who said ‘as individuals express their life, so they are’. At the heart of this aphorism is the idea that what is normalized in a culture comprises what the culture is. One of the things that have become normalized in the culture ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 15 comments }

10 Safest Companies In America and the ‘Extraordinary’ Ways They Did It EHS Today recently announced their “2016 America’s Safest Companies Awards” (HERE) There are no clear criteria on the results page as to how this is judged but the application form (download here) makes for interesting reading – the first few pages are devoted to extensive ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 2 comments }

The Bradbury Effect, BP Syndrome and TRIFR Stats Everyone knows the story about Stephen Bradbury and his gold medal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYUjmEH9NNk). Here is the Aussie running last in the speed skating event of 2002 and by sheer luck and the misfortune of others he comes first and wins the gold medal. Now, without taking any credit from ...… Discover more >>>>>

{ 17 comments }