PreAccident Investigation Podcast

By Todd Conklin

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The Pre Accident Podcast is an ongoing safety podcast conversation of Human Performance, Systems Safety, & Safety Culture.

Episode Date
Safety Moment - Say it and believe it.
03:13

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!

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Apr 17, 2019
PAPod 220 - Sneak Peek on The Big Discussion - Thanks for Being a Part of this Event.
30:29

Special thanks to all who appeared and participated.  You were great!

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!

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Apr 13, 2019
Safety Moment - The Wisdom of Russel Ackoff
04:49

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Apr 10, 2019
PAPod 219 - Accidents Will Happen
23:54

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Apr 06, 2019
Safety Moment - Throwing Away Your Umbrella during a Rainstorm...Because You Are Not Getting Wet?
03:47

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Apr 03, 2019
PAPod 218 - The Costa Concordia - "We were the first to talk to the Captain about what he was thinking." - Nippin Anand
30:29

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Give this a listen.  These views are Nippin Anand's personal views and may not represent the views of the organization that employs Nippin Anand now or in the past.

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Mar 30, 2019
Safety Moment - With or About
02:31

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Mar 27, 2019
PAPod 217 - An Airport Phone Call with Bob Edwards - Earth to Bob!
25:35

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Mar 23, 2019
Safety Moment - Life is the Pursuit of Better Problems
03:16

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Mar 20, 2019
A Special Safety Discussion for our Friends in New Zealand
04:24

This week was horrible.

In New Zealand, a place where good things happen with great regularity, a bad thing happened - beyond prediction, beyond imagination, beyond recovery.   

Now it is time to think about Restoration...in a world that sometimes does not seem to want to be restored.  We must...

Our hearts are with you during this time.  We want you to know that we care.

Thanks for listening - we are here to listen if you need us.

Mar 18, 2019
PAPod 216 - Let's Talk Metrics!!!! Meet My Friend Ned Harris
39:38

Here it is... A whole pod dedicated to metrics - bet we have a couple of these.

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Mar 16, 2019
Safety Moment - You Can't Learn and Perform at the Same Time
03:14

Happy Birthday To David E. Conklin!

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Mar 13, 2019
PAPod 215 - Friend of the Pod, Gareth Lock has an exciting new book!
33:08

It will be available to pre-order from 1 March on
https://www.thehumandiver.com and from Amazon 12 March, Kindle about a
month later.

The book contains more than 30 case studies from divers across the
world, with world-leading wreck explorers, cave divers and underwater
photographers/videographers contributing, mixed with theory to show the
relevance of non-technical skills, human factors and Just Culture to
sport diving operations and how divers can improve their performance by
applying knowledge and skills from the book.

The aim is to transfer and translate the knowledge from high-risk
domains like aviation, healthcare and oil & gas into the SCUBA diving
world to improve performance and safety and show that human error is
normal, even for those at the top of their game.

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Mar 09, 2019
Safety Moment - Shun Disbelievers
03:48

I don't know what it is about Linked-In that makes people hate me.  I have decided I also don't care if some guy in Australia, or some engineer in Michigan hate me.  I won't hang out with them, ever!   What should we do with people who don't believe and are angry - This pod takes that question on - head on.

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Mar 06, 2019
PAPod 214 - Sharing Knowledge VS. Keeping Knowledge - This is one time you can have your cake and eat it too! (I never joke about cake)
15:08

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Mar 02, 2019
Safety Moment - Our Past is Our Investment in Our Future
04:13

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Feb 27, 2019
PAPod 213 - Todd and Brent Chat About Safety Down Under - Kiwi Style
33:22

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Feb 23, 2019
Safety Moment - A Salvaged Leader is an Amazing Leader!
03:57

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Feb 20, 2019
PAPod 212 - United Around a Choice - Biscuit or Cinnamon Roll?
29:19

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Give this a listen.  Sorry United - but, next time save the sweet, sweet, cinnamon roll for the big man!

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Feb 16, 2019
Safety Moment - Learning is Transformative
02:59

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Feb 13, 2019
PAPod 211 - The 5 Stages of HOP Organizational Transformation - Bob, Andrea, Marc, and Todd all chime in - at once
39:21

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

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Feb 09, 2019
Safety Moment - Build a Positive Cycle!
03:29

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Feb 06, 2019
PAPod 210 - Culture, Reliability, Safety, and Capacity...
35:25

interculture.org/program/WIIC

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Feb 02, 2019
Safety Moment - Failure to Notice and Failure to Know - They're Different...
02:59

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Jan 30, 2019
PAPod 209 - The 5 Principles of Human Performance Book is NOW Available!
29:50

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So, I just finished a new book and thought you might like to know.  This book takes us back to the original 5 Principles of Human Performance - and then this book takes us ahead with a new understanding of these original 5 Principles through the lens of Safety Differently!

The say it is a good book.  They say it is an important book.  I like the cover - that is what I say.

Give this a read and see what you think.  You can pick this up on Amazon....or other places you buy books.

https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Human-Performance-contemporary-updateof/dp/1794639144/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548571684&sr=8-2&keywords=5+principles+of+human+performance

See if you can be the first on your block to pick one up!

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Jan 26, 2019
Safety Moment - Don't Meet Pain With Pain
03:41

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Jan 23, 2019
PAPod 208 - Safety and Security - The fuzzy lines we all must find
21:59

Here is a podcast about violence and safety - a topic that none of us want to think about - but, the timing is finding us - we are going to have to chat!

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Jan 19, 2019
Safety Moment - Bad News Does Not Get Better with Age!
02:37

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Jan 16, 2019
PAPod 207 - Paul Cullen - An Opportunity for YOUR Help...
36:58

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Paul is a friend of the pod and has a request for all of us.  Listen to the episode and see if you can lend a hand.

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Jan 12, 2019
Safety Moment - A Like Button on Your Procedures? Why the heck not!
02:34

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Jan 09, 2019
PAPod 207 - Todd and Marc - Q and A
28:19

A couple of friend sitting around talking about life and love and new safety.  Give it a listen!

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Jan 05, 2019
Safety Moment - The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
03:25

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Jan 02, 2019
PAPod 206 - Happy Stinking' New Years!
23:09

Happy New Years from the PAPod!

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Dec 29, 2018
PAPod 205 - Season's Greetings from PAPod
03:50

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Dec 22, 2018
Safety Moment - Perceptions Are Reality - WI Thomas
03:01

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Dec 19, 2018
PAPod 204 - Adapting for Ebola - Another day the world changed in Dallas - Dr. Gary Weinstein
36:45

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Special thanks to Gary Weinstein and to the ALERRT conference 2018.

 

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Dec 15, 2018
Safety Moment - Don't Bet Against Physics...you'll always loose!
03:31

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Dec 12, 2018
PAPod 203 - Andrea Baker on Program Sustainability
28:40

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This episode of the POD is mui importante!  Listen carefully for new ideas.  There are many

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Dec 08, 2018
Safety Moment - Confidence and Capacity
03:56

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Dec 05, 2018
PAPod 202 - SPECIAL EPISODE - Shane and Todd discuss the Big Discussion - Don't miss it!
24:25

Howdy

On Feb 6 and 7, 2019 in Denver, Colorado there is a special two-day workshop on Advanced HOP Practices.

If you have practitioner-level knowledge on Safety Differently, you will find the Big Discussion a great use of your time and effort.  This workshop agenda is completely organic and will be set by what the workshop participants need to discuss.

The second day is focused entirely on practice...and LEARNING.  I know it a busy time, both Shane and I believe this will be an excellent use of your time.   Please Plan on Attending.  We want you there!

If you are interested contact:   Officetoddconklin@gmail.com

Don't miss this.  It is by special request and 

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Dec 01, 2018
Safety Moment - Lloyd S. Knutson
03:38

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Nov 28, 2018
PAPod 201 - Todd Revisits the Triangle - that damn triangle - to try to understand why we can't manage fatalities better...
25:41

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Nov 24, 2018
Safety Moment - Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkey
03:47

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What more can I say...

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Nov 21, 2018
PAPod 200 - Khalid Al Hemaidi, COO of HSE&Q, Qatar Gas - Embracing the Red and Questioning the Green!
29:41

This episode of the POD is very special.  Listen carefully as a senior leader in Qatar Gas tells the story of two companies journeys and the learnings that happen to these companies as the become one.  

Special thanks to Khalid Al Hemaidi for his time and his candor.  Don't miss this podcast.

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Nov 17, 2018
Safety Moment - The Moral Complications of Life Saving Rules.
04:29

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What you may think makes the world more clear - may actually be placing you in a moral quandary.  Be careful what you wish for...

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Nov 14, 2018
PAPod 199 - Bob and Todd - Post Atlanta AAR
29:41

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Here is Bob and Todd talking about the most recent workshop in Atlanta.

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Nov 10, 2018
Safety Moment - You don't know that you don't know what you don't know that you know. I know you know I know you know, but do you know that I know?
04:05

You don't know that you don't know what you don't know you know.

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Nov 07, 2018
PAPod 198 - Back By Popular Demand - Steve Scott and Critical Controls - Don't Miss This Again!
32:20

This Podcast was from a couple of years ago.  I have had a bunch of request to put this back in the rotation - so, I did.  Better yet, I think it is time for Steve Scott to get back on the pod.

This podcast has changed a bunch of organizational safety programs, big and small.  I hope you get as much from this as all the others have gotten.  

Listen carefully - much content in this episode!

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Nov 03, 2018
Safety Moment - Perceptions Count!!!
05:28

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Oct 31, 2018
PAPod 197 - John Cleese on the Importance of Human Error
19:14

I am so excited for you to listen to this podcast episode.

So listen NOW!

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Oct 27, 2018
Safety Moment - The Problem with Plans
05:23

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Oct 24, 2018
PAPod 196 - Some Comments on the Recent HOP vs. BBS Article in ASSP.
32:03

Well...It happened.  The BBS guys have written an article telling us how simular BBS and HOP are.

It is up to you to determin if this article makes the world better...

or worse.

Here are my quick thoughts on the topic.

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Oct 20, 2018
Safety Moment - The Solution for Complexity is not Simplification..Dang it!!! The Solution is Transparency
04:02

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Oct 17, 2018
PAPod 195 - Safety Leadership Discussion with Matt and David -
31:02

Matt  Compher and David Flener talk about safety leadership, safety management, and the power of failing safely - it is quite a story.

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Oct 13, 2018
Safety Moment - People Stop and Problems Move On...
05:07

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Oct 10, 2018
PAPod 194 - Drones, Jets, Technology, and Capacity - Safety and Technology - Terry Chapas and Travis Brock Discuss
29:41

Does safety add value or create capacity?

Listen to a discussion on that topic and technology to boot.

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Oct 06, 2018
Safety Moment - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later
04:43

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Oct 03, 2018
PAPod 193 - Top Ten Reasons Leaders Push Back
25:26

Top Ten Reasons Leaders Push Back

10.  It is easier to NOT Change

9.  It is not my problem

8.  The world is supposed to be linear and predictable

7.  Systems change takes time and money

6.  We need a weak part to fix

5.  Two Words:  Sunk Cost

4.  Accountability is emotionally  satisfying

3.  The thought that bad things can "just happen" is super scary

2.  The mistaken belief that management controls process.  Tee Hee

1.  Blame reduces Uncertainty

 

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Sep 29, 2018
Safety Moment - Good Safety is NOT an Exception to the Norm...It is the Norm!
02:47

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!

I like that one...it is up here two weeks in a row!

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Sep 26, 2018
PAPod 192 - One Night In Bangkok - Shane Bush Sees the World!!
33:24

Shane Bush and I did some training in SE Asia and we had a great time.

We also talked about safety differently.

See what you think.  We DID NOT get arrested.

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Sep 22, 2018
Safety Moment - Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!
02:44

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!

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Sep 19, 2018
PAPod 191 - Safety Differently and Normally - Meet DeLan Heath...
20:42

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Sep 15, 2018
Safety Moment - The Three Reactions I Have to Criticism.
02:40

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Sep 12, 2018
PAPod 190 - 2018 ALERRT Conference Invitation for You!
26:19

Here is friend of the pod, Alan Frankfurt, talking about the 2018 ALERRT Conference.

www.ALERRTConference.com

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Sep 08, 2018
Safety Moment - Is life an all versus all equation? Nope - Probably Not!
02:52

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Sep 05, 2018
PAPod 189 - Marc Yeston Struggles (out loud) with free will...
32:29

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Sep 01, 2018
Safety Moment - We want machines to be people and people to be machines. What is wrong with us?
02:36

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Aug 29, 2018
PAPod 188 - A Vancouver Workshop with Jeff Lyth - BE THERE!
20:46

November 27th, 2018, I will be in Canada with my buddy Jeff Lyth and we are going to throw a little day-long party - the kind of party where we talk about HOP and Safety Differntly for a room full of people who are manageing work that has the potential to hurt people. 

Please join us.  We need you in the room.

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Aug 25, 2018
Safety Moment - Trust Rides a Horse
03:26

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Aug 22, 2018
PAPod 187 - BIG Projects and Safety Differently
24:19

Welcome Dave Fink back to the pod.

He was on with his boss a year or two ago at the beginning of a big project.   Let's see how it went.   

You'll hear a success story of safety differently, but not about leadership - it's about the team and flatting out an organinzation.  You will like this a lot.

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Aug 18, 2018
Safety Moment - In A Crises - All Correlations Go To One!
03:20

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Aug 15, 2018
PAPod 186 - Critical Risk Management - This is what it looks like in action...Meet Jennie Bailey
24:03

The combination of risk and control is very interesting to me - and I am sure it is interesting to you as well.

This pod looks at what this looks like in action.   Be ready - this is a practitioner viewpoint.  

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Aug 11, 2018
Safety Moment - Trust and Judgement
03:17

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Aug 08, 2018
PAPod 185 - Adrian Cockcroft 2018
36:11

Big thanks goes out to the GOTO Confernce 2018 in Chicago for this pod.

Our friend Adrian Cockcroft talks about big failure and the systems that support these failures successfully...this is a great pod.  I am sure you will enjoy this discussion.  You can see this speech on Youtube for the visuals - but, I am pretty confident that this will make your drive to work interesting.

Mr. Cockcroft rarely disappoints when he is on the pod.

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Aug 04, 2018
Safety Moment - Match the solution to the problem.
02:33

 

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Aug 01, 2018
PAPod 184 - The Safety FM Podcast Interview - Behind the scenes...
41:36

Jay Allen called me and asked me to be a part of his new podcast.  I said yes...under one condition...I would record it and play it for you.  

I think you will really like this discussion.  It was a ton of fun.  Enjoy this episode of the pod.

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Jul 28, 2018
Safety Moment - Predicting the FUTURE!!!!
03:13

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Jul 25, 2018
PAPod 183 - Ron Gantt and safety differently, differently
29:37

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Jul 21, 2018
Safety Moment - In complex organizational systems...it is the interactions that matter most!
03:48

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Jul 18, 2018
PAPod 182 - Essential Controls and Fatalities - A beginner's discussion
27:32

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Jul 14, 2018
Safety Moment - Expertise and Learning - the big question?
03:17

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Jul 11, 2018
PAPod 181 - Sleep DEBT! Meet Joe Balas
34:19

What is sleep debt.

Listen and learn about the most significant workplace hazard that you do nothing about.  

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Jul 07, 2018
Safety Moment - The extreme case will always give you data for the extreme case.
03:19

Safety Moment - The extreme case will always give you data for the extreme case.

You have all been to this meeting...some guy says, "What if I guy purposely breaks our safety golden rule in order to shut the plant down?  How does this new, accountability free safety work then?"

If you use extreme cases for examples, the data you discuss will always be extreme...

Simple as that.

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Jul 04, 2018
PAPod 180 - Leadership Planning for Failure...BEFORE it happens...May be the best hour your organization can spend.
24:43

This pod episode is by special request.  This pod is an elongation of a safety moment around preparing leadership for thier response to failure...It must have had some big impact, because the outpouring of love for more of this was huge.

Are leaders afraid if they talk about an event it will jinx the organization to have the event?

Or is the smart money always drilling and practicing the response an organization will have to a failure - operationally and psychologically...

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Jun 30, 2018
Safety Moment - Is the media fake? Dangerous tipping towards blame and away from improvement
03:28

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Jun 27, 2018
PAPod 179 - Food Safety and Safety Differently - Sarah Taber - Food To Taber Fellow Podcaster
29:43

Dr. Sarah Taber began crop consulting in 2006. Her work since then has focused on regulatory compliance (including food safety), IPM, crop care, and making work flows as efficient as possible in farms and facilities. Through ongoing work as a food safety auditor, Dr. Taber has developed an expert “inspector’s eye” for  potential issues in a facility or blueprint before they cause problems during operation.

Dr. Taber has also enjoyed serving as Director of Food Safety for the Aquaponics Association since 2013. This role has led to some extraordinary opportunities– being on the front line of an emerging market, cutting-edge research, and policy development for the aquaponics industry.

When not working with clients or developing aquaponics-friendly agricultural policy, Sarah Taber enjoys spending time with her family and contributing to the inevitable heat death of the universe at the gym.

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Jun 23, 2018
Safety Moment - Fearless Leadership
03:23

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Jun 20, 2018
PAPod 178 - The Safety Internet of Things - Meet Campbell MacDonald and Safety Wearables
29:47

Let's chat about the internet of things - more stuff that can help us get more stable and, at the same time, introduce a whole new form of risk...

This is Campbell MacDonald and he is someone you should get to meet and know.  He is going to talk about Proxxi...Proxxi is an industrial wearable that keeps watch over people working near medium and high voltage. It is designed to prevent injury or death by alerting the wearer before they enter the 'limits of approach' of a high voltage electrical field.

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Jun 16, 2018
Safety Moment - All you need is altitude and an idea...
03:36

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Jun 13, 2018
PAPod 177 - Backstage at ASSP - Todd and Scott have a pre-discussion
21:44

This little podcast comes from backstage at ASSP.  We were having a little lunch and Scott Geller was holding a conversation about life, safety, and the afternoon ahead.  I decided that It would be fun to record this so you could be a part of the what was happening.

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Jun 09, 2018
Safety Moment - Start Good and End Good
02:53

 

Here is a little thought to drive you through your day.

I think this maybe some of the best advice I have ever received...ever.

See what you think?

Thanks for being a part of the largest safety pod in the universe.  You did it!

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Jun 06, 2018
PAPod 176 - A podcast about a podcast...A study in MacroPodanomics
22:33

Today's episod of the PAPod features a discussion about the most listened-to episode in the history of the PAPod.   It also offers a discussion as to why this may be so popular.  

See what you think about this episode and the episode that is featured within this episode?  That is a lot of episodes to type in one sentance - probably a personal record.

Special music thanks to the talents and stylings of Miss Anabelle Yeston.  Thanks Anabelle!

Those things are what makes this episode so interesting and fun.

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Jun 02, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 5 - How Leaders React - Matters
03:04

This entire month I have taken it upon myself to reintroduce the 5 Principles of New Safety - with a giant nod to the INPO 5 Principles of Human Performance Improvement.

Each week the Safety Moment Episode of the Pod will feature a brief introduction of one of the 5 Prindiples.

1.  People Make Mistakes

2.  Blame Fixes Nothing

3.  Context Drives Behavior

4.  Learning is the Key

5.  How Managers React - Matters

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May 30, 2018
PAPod 175 - Just Culture: The Movie - Sidney Dekker's Interview on the Documentary
28:37

A just culture is a culture of trust, learning and accountability. In the wake of an incident, a restorative just culture asks: ‘who are hurt, what do they need, and whose obligation is it to meet that need?’ It doesn’t dwell on questions of rules and violations and consequences. Instead, it gathers those affected by an incident and collaborates on collectively addressing the harms and needs created by it, in a way that is respectful to all parties. It holds people accountable by looking forward to what must be done to repair, to heal and to prevent.

You know when you go to a director's screening of a movie that the director comes out on stage after the audience has seen the film...I don't know if you have ever been invited to one of those fancy showings - I can't remember ever getting an invitation to one...that is what this episode is like...you chance to talk to the producer of a docemantary about safety and just culture.

This film documents the amazing transformation in one organization — Mersey Care, an NHS mental health trust in the UK. Only a few years ago, blame was common and trust was scarce. Dismissals were frequent: caregivers were suspended without a clear idea of what they might have done wrong. Mersey Care’s journey toward a just and learning culture has repaired and reinvigorated relationships between staff, leaders and service users. It has enhanced people’s engagement, joint ownership and sense of responsibility. It has taken the organization to a place where hurt doesn’t get met with more hurt, but with healing.

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May 26, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 4 - Learning Is Key
02:36

This entire month I have taken it upon myself to reintroduce the 5 Principles of New Safety - with a giant nod to the INPO 5 Principles of Human Performance Improvement.

Each week the Safety Moment Episode of the Pod will feature a brief introduction of one of the 5 Prindiples.

1.  People Make Mistakes

2.  Blame Fixes Nothing

3.  Context Drives Behavior

4.  Learning is the Key

5.  How Managers React - Matters

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May 23, 2018
PAPod 174 - The Blue Line / Black Line - Time Line...
33:48

This episode of the Pod kind of freaked me out.  You ever see something that makes a ton of sense and yet you have never thought of before?  

That is what happened to me.

I met Jeremy Cesena the other day at PG&E - he is a friend of the pod and a big thinker...and a great guy.   He decided that he could use the blue line and black line cartoon as a way to code events - like a timeline for understanding and learning from an event.  

It is way cool. 

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May 19, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 3 - Context Drives Behavior
03:31

This entire month I have taken it upon myself to reintroduce the 5 Principles of New Safety - with a giant nod to the INPO 5 Principles of Human Performance Improvement.

Each week the Safety Moment Episode of the Pod will feature a brief introduction of one of the 5 Prindiples.

1.  People Make Mistakes

2.  Blame Fixes Nothing

3.  Context Drives Behavior

4.  Learning is the Key

5.  How Managers React - Matters

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May 16, 2018
PAPod 173 - Meet the Safety Heretic - Jeff Lyth, Eh...
29:15

You are about to meet somebody I have been following for a good long while.  I find Jeff very interesting.  He is smart.  He is funny.  He is irreverant.  He is funny and clever.

He is also very much not afraid to speak truth to power.  

That is what makes this episode so interesting and fun.

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May 12, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 2 - Blame Fixes Nothing
02:58

This entire month I have taken it upon myself to reintroduce the 5 Principles of New Safety - with a giant nod to the INPO 5 Principles of Human Performance Improvement.

Each week the Safety Moment Episode of the Pod will feature a brief introduction of one of the 5 Prindiples.

1.  People Make Mistakes

2.  Blame Fixes Nothing

3.  Context Drives Behavior

4.  Learning is the Key

5.  How Managers React - Matters

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May 09, 2018
PAPod 172 - A Practitioner Speaks - Howdy Peter Jackson!
21:15

Meet my friend Peter Jackson.  I just love this guy and I think you will love him as well.  Peter is a New View Practitioner...He does this for a living.

It is interesting to hear somebody from the trenches talk about effecting change in a major organization...and Peter is a part of the Great Southern Company.

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May 05, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 1 - Mistakes are normal
03:26

This entire month I have taken it upon myself to reintroduce the 5 Principles of New Safety - with a giant nod to the INPO 5 Principles of Human Performance Improvement.

Each week the Safety Moment Episode of the Pod will feature a brief introduction of one of the 5 Prindiples.

1.  People Make Mistakes

2.  Blame Fixes Nothing

3.  Context Drives Behavior

4.  Learning is the Key

5.  How Managers React - Matters

It will do us all good to cozy up to the first principles of this thinking.  Enjoy!

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May 02, 2018
PAPod 171 - TESLA Safety and Lagging Indicators - Let's Hear From Laurie Shelby - Global VP for Health and Safety
28:06

TESLA has been getting a lot of press lately about thier safety numbers - a lot of press.  To the untrained person, those lagging numbers sound damming and inflamitory.  Every injury is bad, but every event has its own context and conditions.  Looking backwords in order to understand the forward motion is never correct. 

That leads us to this episode of the pod.  Laurie Shelby is the VP for Gobal Safety for all of TESLA'S 40,000 Associates and she has a story to tell about the path forward for one of the world's most famous start up orgniaztions.

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Apr 28, 2018
Safety Moment - Improvements to Small Tasks Multiply Quickly and Significantly!
03:44

Small tweeks that create reliabiltiy in tasks that are done often multiply quickly to create major system stability.

Save a penny every day of your life and you will die rich.  Ugh, that took a depressing turn at the end.

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Apr 25, 2018
PAPod 170 - Data is the Fuel, Collaboration is the Engine! Meet The Honorable Chris Hart
29:00

 

Chris Hart was appointed Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on March 16, 2015. He became a Member of the Board in August 2009, and was subsequently designated Vice Chairman by President Barack Obama. Hart was nominated for a second term as Board Member in August 2013, and his nomination for a third term as Vice Chairman was confirmed by the Senate in October 2013. He served as Acting Chairman from April 26, 2014, until he was appointed as Chairman.

From 1973 until 1990, Chairman Hart held a series of legal positions, mostly in the private sector. He joined the Board for the first time in 1990 and served until 1993. From 1993 until 1995, he was Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, then went on to serve as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for System Safety and FAA Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight before returning to the Board in 2009.

Chairman Hart holds a law degree from Harvard University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and is a licensed pilot with commercial, multi engine, and instrument ratings.

Chairman Hart’s family has a tradition of accomplishment in transportation. In 1926, his great uncle, James Herman Banning, was the first African-American to receive a pilot’s license issued by the US government.

Hart’s 2-year appointment as Chairman expired on March 15, 2017. His 5-year term as Member ended December 31, 2017.

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Apr 21, 2018
Safety Music Moment - John Prine and Safety Joe
05:13

 

There just aren't a lot of songs about safety people.  In fact I only know of one.  

I love John Prine.   I mean it.   I love him so much.  Mr. Prine has gotten me through most of my life - his songs are simple, his lyrics are amazing.   He's a gem of a song writter and performer.

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Apr 18, 2018
PAPod 169 - A Happy Culture is a Safe Culture - Paul Krismer Happily Shares His Ideas
30:07

What could a Chief Hapiness Officer know about safety - well if your spent 15 plus years managing Workers Comp for a large governmental organization - the anwer is quite a lot.

Meet Paul Krismer, he is interested in you being happy...more importantly your ogranization being happy.  

See what you think.  I think you will like him.

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Apr 14, 2018
Safety Moment - What Your Workers Know...What Your Workers Think...
03:36

Knowing and thinking you know are different.

We have to be able to understand and listen for both... Really, both...

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Apr 11, 2018
PAPod 168 - Safety is a Dynamic Non-Event
22:56

 

When nothing is happening at your facility - What is happening?

A lot of people and systems are working hard to keep failure from being a success.  

That is exactly what this discussion is about.

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Apr 07, 2018
Safety Moment - Open Workshop in Denver
06:08

May 22, 23, and 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado we will be having an open workshop just for you!

May 22 - The Fundimentals of Human Performance and New Safety

May 23 - Learning Teams - Now You Can Excell in Operational Learning

May 24 - Fatalities and Serious Injuries - A Deep Dive into a new way of thinking about serious events.

You may attend one, two, or all three workshops.  

Interested?   Contact Officetoddconklin@gmail.com

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Apr 04, 2018
PAPod 167 - What is Next for Safety II - Erik Hollnagel
32:03

Erik Hollnagel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds an M.Sc. in psychology from the University of Copenhagen, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Aarhus (Denmark).

Erik Hollnagel is presently Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Professor at Jönköping Academy, Sweden. Erik is also Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University (Australia), Visiting Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University (Australia), Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universitat München (Germany), and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA) at Linköping University (LIU), Sweden. Prior to that he has held the following positions:

  • Chief Consultant at the Centre for Quality Improvement, Region of Southern Denmark (2011-2017).
  • Professor and Industrial Safety Chair at MINES ParisTech (formerly École des Mines de Paris), France (2006-2011).
  • Visiting professor (Professor II) at the Department of Industrial economics and technology management (IØT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim,Norway.
  • Professor of Human-Machine Interaction at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Linköping, Sweden. (1999-2006/2008)
  • Visiting professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Linköping, Sweden. (1997-1999)
  • Principal Advisor, OECD Halden Reactor Project, Halden, Norway. (1995-1999)
  • Technical Director, Human Reliability Associates Ltd., Dalton, Lancashire, UK. (1993-1995)
  • Senior researcher, Department Manager, and later Principal Scientist, Computer Resources International, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1985-1993)
  • Associate professor, Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (1985-1986)
  • Head of Man-Machine Interaction Research Division, OECD Halden Reactor Project, Halden, Norway. (1982-1985)
  • Research fellow, Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department, Roskilde, Denmark. (1978-1982)
  • Associate professor (lektor), Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. (1971-1978)
  • Computer programmer. I/S Datacentralen af 1959, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1962-1968)

Erik Hollnagel is an internationally recognised specialist in the fields of resilience engineering, system safety, human reliability analysis, cognitive systems engineering, and intelligent man-machine systems. He is the author of more than 500 publications including twenty-two books, articles from recognised journals, conference papers, and reports.

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Mar 31, 2018
Safety Moment - No News Is Bad News
02:16

Not knowing is not a good place for you or your organization to be...  

It is always better to know ...   do the things you should do.  Don't do the things you should not do...

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Mar 28, 2018
Sorry about the first one!...PAPod 166 - Third Try…How do you think about failure? Scott Shappell tells us more
29:24

I had a glitch in the first pressing of this podcast.   Here is the whole conversation.  Sorry about the RSS feed and the confusion.   I think this will fix the technical problem.

Dr. Scott A. Shappell is a Department Chair and Professor of Human Factors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before joining the faculty at Embry-Riddle, Dr. Shappell was a professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University. Prior to being on the faculty at Clemson, he was the Human Factors Research Branch Manager at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.

In addition, Dr. Shappell served over 16 years in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. He has published and presented well over 200 papers, books, and presentations in the fields of accident investigation, system safety, spatial disorientation, sustained operations and fatigue. Dr. Shappell received a B.S. in psychology (1983) from Wright State University graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors in psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990.

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Mar 25, 2018
Safety Moment - Change can be uncomfortable...ouch!
03:16

Change, even for the better, can often cause discomfort.

This little discussion talks about this very idea.

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Mar 21, 2018
PAPod 165 - What the hell do you mean by "Capacity?"
18:13

I use the work capacity like it has meaning that everyone on earth already knows.  

I know now that is not true...

Here is my definition of the word "Capacity."

Remember, Safety is not the absence of an accident, safety is the presence of capacity.

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Mar 17, 2018
Safety Moment -You Won't Win 'Em All
03:45

Nothing is better than a good discussion.

We will always have some folks that want to push back on our ideas.

That is good.

You won't win them all.

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Mar 14, 2018
PAPod 164 - The HOP Conference Kitchen Table Session
25:41

After the final day of the 2018 HOP Conference in Houston, Texas, Several of us were sitting around the kitchen table in our little house chatting about how the conference activities went this year.

We liked the time we had together and decided to record this event.

You are invited to join us.  Pull up a chair and chat a while.

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Mar 10, 2018
Safety Moment - There Might Be a Cliff - Ty Maxism for the Real Workers
03:23

Ty Maxism are sayings that operations people live by in parts far north from here.

Never underestimate the power that operational leaders have in understanding the work and the workers - good leaders know thier people.

Ty just tends to drop this little nuggets in to the conversation.  I always listen for them.

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Mar 07, 2018
PAPod 163 - Mass Shootings and Simplification
19:11

I really struggled to make this podcast.  Not because I didn't have stuff to say (I always seem to have stuff to say) but because I was afraid I would make people angry.

I think that is a stupid reason to not do a podcast.

I hope this makes people angry - although I softened this message a lot before I posted this message.  

We need to let go of our need to blame somebody for not predicting these events and start to really talk about a system prevention to this very unique problem we have in the United States.

Our need to blame is getting in the way of our ability to improve.

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Mar 03, 2018
Safety Moment - Risk Is Fluid
03:28

Somehow we have been led to believe that risk is permanant.  That if you do a good enough job in risk identification...you will be come safe.

That is wrong.

Risk moves like the waves of an ocean.  Risk ebbs and flows.

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Feb 28, 2018
PAPod 162 - Leading a Complex Organization - Jim Barker
30:09

Leading an organization takes time and attention, skill and knowledge, and talent.

Leading a complex organization takes all of the above plus knowledge of complexities...

Jim Barker talks about movement, leadership, adaption, and the world.   

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Feb 24, 2018
Safety Moment - Making the Simple, Complex
03:26

Here is a nice little thinker.   

See what you think?

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Feb 21, 2018
PAPod 161 - The Story of Understanding Data by Understanding What is NOT Represented...Meet Abraham Wald, Mathematician
24:32

Big Data means you have lots of information that you can use to predict and manage your systems.  Big data has been an amazing advantage for our organizations.  We need data, lots of it, to tell where we are and where we need to go

But, just but, could there be so much data that you are biased towards using the data no matter what it means to your organizaton?  Data at all cost?  Data first?  We only get what we measure?  You must be able to account for everything.

... or should you?

Here is a quick story about what the data did not show and how important that was to the future of the free world.  

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Feb 17, 2018
Safety Moment - Don't Fight Against What You Hate - Fight for What You Love!
03:22

Just a little shot of energy for all of us who spend time fighting with the old school crowd.  

Non ergo in te vocabo

Don't let the basterds get you down.

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Feb 14, 2018
PAPod 160 - 2018 HOP Conference - Lisa Brooks Talks About This Event
25:47

Howdy PodCastarians!

On February 27, 28, and March 1 there is a little meeting in Houston, Texas you should know about.  The 2018 HOP Conference.  

Lisa Brooks talks about all the effort it takes to put together a meeting on the new view for a whole selection of people.  We are not all the same and we are not all at the same place on the journey to Safety Differently.  

It makes for an interesting meeting - with all the different folks wanting to learn.

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Feb 10, 2018
Safety Moment - Smart Workers and Dumb Rules
03:04

This is a fun little romp through process and procedures.

Listen to this and think about your organization.

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Feb 07, 2018
PAPod 159 - Risk-Based Thinking - A new book by Tony Muschara
29:36

Tony is a good friend of the podcast and a great thinker in Human and Organizational Performance - He is also a great guy and a good friend.

This episode is entirely about Tony's new book:  Risk-Based Thinking: Managing the Uncertainty of Human Error in Operations.  This conversation goes deeply in to what Tony was thinking and why he penned this book. 

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Feb 03, 2018
Safety Moment - After An Accident - Cost or Investment?
03:11

This is just a great question - when something happens how do you view the outcome.  

I spend a lot of time asking organizations if they are more interested in getting better or getting even?  

This is very simular in its discussion.  Play this for your bosses - see what they think?

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Jan 31, 2018
PAPod 158 - The Hardest Conversation I Have Ever Arranged - Here is the Amazing Bill Hoyle!
34:10

Bill has more than 30 years experience in process safety and the investigation of major incidents. In the 1990s, he was the Wharton School of Business roundtable on major accident prevention as well as the EPA Experts’ Delegation that studied European safety practices while touring Germany. He was a co-founder of U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) operations in 1998. Hoyle managed the CSB investigation of the 2005 fire and explosions at BP Texas City refinery that killed 15 and injured 180. He was senior investigator for the CSB’s investigation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster as well as the West, Texas fertilizer explosion that killed 15 responders. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel that studied safety culture in the offshore energy industry. Hoyle served as keynote speaker at numerous safety conferences throughout Europe and Australia.

He was expert adviser to CalOSHA and CalEPA on revisions to their regulations for oil refineries. Hoyle provided extensive training for California state and local government refinery safety inspectors.

He is a peer reviewer of the California Council on Science and Technology report on the safety of underground natural gas storage facilities. Mr. Hoyle is an alternate member of the ANSI Z-10 Committee on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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Jan 27, 2018
Safety Moment - Hawaii Missile Alert Systems Fails Worker - Or So The Headline Should Have Read...
04:15

 

Did the Emergency Management Worker fail the Alert System or did the Alert System fail the Emergency Management Worker?

If this was your organization, what would you have done?

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Jan 24, 2018
PAPod 157 - Sex and Safety Differently
34:37

Ill bet this one catches your attention.

Friend of the pod, Bill Rigot talks about the current discussion around sex that is happening in the United States.

I could say more, and I should, but I think it would be better if you dig in to this episode.

Enjoy and think!

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Jan 20, 2018
Safety Moment - What is it that gives you confidence?
03:31

Here is the best safety question ever...

"What is it that gives you confidence you wont have another event?"

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Jan 17, 2018
PAPod 156 - Challenging the Safety Quo - Craig Marriott Speaks About His New Book
31:18

Safety is broken. The people who are responsible for helping you stay safe should be at the top of your Christmas card list, but all too often they are despised, ridiculed and ignored.

But safety management is beginning to be challenged. Businesses have begun to realise that what they have been doing is no longer providing any additional value.

The same issues are repeatedly raised by corporate leadership:

  • How do we get our workforce engaged in safety?
  • How do we improve safety systems to gain commitment from all employees?
  • How do we improve safety understanding to make the case for change?
  • How do we embed safety as an integral part of culture in an environment of ongoing change and cost pressure?

Challenging the Safety Quo makes the case for change based on stagnating performance, identifies areas where there are problems and proposes alternative ways to progress. Provocative but practical, it outlines the business benefits to be gained from putting in place the right approaches to managing safety, although not in the way traditionally presented by most safety managers.

This book translates theory into practice; putting an accessible, practical and usable spin on cutting-edge thinking in safety.

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Jan 13, 2018
Safety Moment - The Types of Minds You Deal With Everyday
02:34

Let's talk about how people think.  You know the world is filled with different types of people.  Here is a discussion on that very point.

This episode is a part of our discover the mind series.

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Jan 10, 2018
PAPod 155 - Safety Culture from the Horse's Mouth - Meet Mark Fleming
30:22

Dr. Mark Fleming is the CN Professor of Safety Culture. He received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Human Factors from Aberdeen University and his PhD in Psychology from The Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Mark is an applied psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience in industrial health and safety management in high hazard industries including the offshore oil and gas, nuclear power, petrochemical, power generation and construction. He is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools to assist organisations to prevent harm.Listen and see what you think.

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Jan 06, 2018
PAPod 208 - Todd and Marc 0 Q and A
28:19

Just a couple of friends asking each other questions about life and love and the new view.  Listen and see what you think?

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!

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Jan 05, 2018
Safety Moment - The Power of Local Rational...it is big!
04:20

What was the worker thinking when the worker triggered the condtions that led to the failure?

Everybody does what they do for some reason.  

Here is our chance to discuss this - again.

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Jan 03, 2018
PAPod 154 - Happy New Year!
03:34

Happy New Year 2018!

 

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Dec 30, 2017
Safety Moment - Questioning Attitude
02:46

Here is a great idea - revisited just for you.

Hope you are having a great holiday.

Listen and see what you think.

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Dec 27, 2017
PAPod 153 - Merry Christmas
04:36

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 

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Dec 23, 2017
Safety Moment - Improvement is always Incremental
02:53

Improvement hardly ever happens with a bang...much more likely is to have improvement creep and ooze throughout the organization's processes and operations.

Yet, we want improvement to be immediate, big, and earth-shattering.  

It just isn't that way, sadly.

This is a quick discussion of the power of noticing and celebrating small changes.

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Dec 20, 2017
PAPod 152 - After 9/11 - Who Managed Safety on "the Pile?" Meet Ray Master
27:28

After the 9/11 tragidy, who would manage safety programs in a pile of rubble and human remains - more importantly, how would you manage safety in an enviorment that has never happened before with pressures that are unimaginable at every level.

There were not processes or procedures.  There were no best practice learnings to be discovered.  

Every part of this operation was emergent and sensitive.  What would you do if you where there to be a voice for safe and reliable operations/

Exactly what Ray Master did.  Learn, Learn, Learn.

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Dec 16, 2017
Safety Moment - Engagement Demands You Do Something Engaging
03:05

If we want our workers to be engaged.  We must give them a reason to engage - other than telling them that they matter.   We must do engaging things with our workforce.

Engagement Demands Engaging Subject Matter.

Listen and see what you think.

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Dec 13, 2017
PAPod 151 - What is all this talk about Mindfulness - Ellen Langer is someone you should know.
24:09

Mindfullness.

Why is it that everyone is talking about mindfullness.  From HRO's to Monks in Pagodas... everyone is talking about mindfullness.

Mindfullness is the ability to see something new in a world you live in everyday.  

Listen and see what you think.  Be mindful while you listen.  What is new here?

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Dec 09, 2017
Safety Moment - Noticing and Knowing
03:07

There is a huge difference between noticing and knowing.    

We often participate in a "collective ignoring" of the facts that exist in our organizations.   We see but we don't see.

We see but we don't see...

That is the difference between noticing and knowing:  Seeing.

Listen and see what you think.

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Dec 06, 2017
PAPod 150 - Sidney Dekker and The Safety Anarchist
29:37

Sidney Dekker's newest book is just out and I like this one a lot.

The Safety Anarchist is a book, not about anarchy, but about standing up to the traditional paradigm and calling out the future - and it does not look the same.

This book is a thoughtful discussion of the changes that have been taking place.  It is solid argument (in the academic form of that word) for change.   The reviews alone are worth reading.

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a student Book Store some place.   

Dec 02, 2017
Safety Moment - Charged with Emotion
02:55

It never ceases to amaze me... just how resiliant human beings are...

This episode is about being human.

Listen and see what you think.

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Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a mall some place.   

Nov 29, 2017
PAPod 149 - Ron, Bob, and Todd - Safety Differently Among Friends
27:00

So, what happens when Ron Gantt, Bob Edwards, and Todd Conklin are waiting for an airplane in a quiet room with a big oak table?

A conversation among friends ensues...

And you are invited to join in.  Respond as you see fit and don't be afraid to argue - steel on steel - and tell use what you think.   Here is the state of our unions, at least as it relates to December 2017.

Listen and see what you think.

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Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a student union lounge some place.   

Nov 25, 2017
Safety Moment - Thanksgiving 2017
05:52

Happy Thanksgiving.  Think of all the things you have to be thankful for this week.  

Eat some pie.

Take a nap.

Eat some more pie.

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you at a dinner table some place.  

Nov 22, 2017
PAPod 148 - Getting to know Kurt Lewin and Safety Differently
25:50

You are going to get the chance to learn about one of the more important thinkers in new safety.   Listen and see  if you like what the most famous Professor Kurt Lewin has to teach us about humans and systems.

Lewin, Rodgers, and the rest of these guys have created the path that we now all travel.  I love what Professor Lewin has to teach us.  You will too.

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a graduate school some place.   

Nov 18, 2017
Safety Moment - Which is more important: Talent or Coaching?
03:13

 

I love this question...I love how it makes me think.  I don't really have an answer - but maybe you do.  Which is more important...

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends - I was told you could have more then one.  See you in a shoe store some place.   

Nov 15, 2017
PAPod 147 - Safety on Tap - Meet Andrew Barrett
40:29

This is a fun episode and I realy enjoyed the chance to put this together.  Nothing happened the way I would have imagined it would happen - but that makes for a fun podcast conversation.  

Andrew is a friend of the Pod and a pretty hardcore listener.  He also has a podcast all his own.  Safety on Tap is a podcast that provides motion, guidance, and attention to poeple just like ourselves.  

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a greasy spoon some place.   

Nov 11, 2017
Safety Moment - Things go right until they don't...
03:44

This is perhaps the most obvious thing ever uttered by a person.

But, holy crap on a craker, is it ever true.

Listen and see what you think.

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Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Nov 08, 2017
PAPod 146 - Spaghetti Models and Ivan Pupilidy
34:21

Ivan is back!

...and we had quite a little conversation about life, dogs, safety, reliability, and spaghetti.   Some of my favorite subjects.   We tackle the need for organizations to be smarter and learn more effectively.  

Not an easy topic to be certain.   See how we did and tell us what you learned.

Listen and see what you think.

But first, wish me a happy birthday - let's say I am in my late thirties - very late thirties.

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Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Nov 04, 2017
Safety Moment - History is not spoken in the language of "was." History is always spoken in the language of "is."
03:41

 

History is not a "was" story...History is always colored by the present...History is an "is" story.

Listen and see what you think.

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Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Nov 01, 2017
PAPod 145 - Falling Safely? Jimmy K. is Back!
30:22

 

Jim Klienstuber is back to talk to us about the slip, trip, and fall simulation system that he trains and supports all over the world.  You will not believe how much this baby has changed.

I love talking with Jim.  He is what Safety 2 sounds like in practice.  

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Oct 28, 2017
Safety Moment - Restoring After a Hurricane
05:07

 

I have really been profoundly impacted by all the bad things that are happing.  Hurricanes and Fires have impacted folks accross the USA.

This safety moment talks about the way an organization restores itself.  

This is an important factor for us to spend time and thinking...we must understand the power of restoring our world.  Maybe this will help.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  We are pulling for you.  Get back up and move forward.   

Oct 25, 2017
PAPod 144 - The Safety Differently Documentary - A Film About Hope
30:24

 

This month the documentary "Safety Differently" was released withou restriction to the entire world.  It is a 30 minute story of three organizations that changed the way they viewed safety and, in turn, changed themselves for the better.  

This project was crowd-funded and is a beautiful and effective story of what a journey to change looks like - for organzations that want to be even safer, even more robust, even more effecite.  These are organizations that want to experience safety differently.

Sidney Dekker and his partners in the documentary don't tell or lecture the audience - they simply allow three stories to emerge into one theme.   Hope in each other.

You can find this film at sidneydekker.com

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Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Oct 21, 2017
Safety Moment - First Boyfriend
04:57

 

This came out of a class I helped to deliver the other day.  

I think this story is the best example of the opposite nature between blame and learning.

See what you think?

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Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a in the future.   

Oct 18, 2017
PAPod 143 - Heinrich Was Wrong - Admit It - and Move On...
26:18

 

Sometime around 1938, Mr. Heinrich made a triangle - and the rest of the world fell in love with it.  

We should stop.  It is wrong and we all know it.  We must stop selling this magical thinking as real.

Listen and see what you think.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Oct 14, 2017
Safety Moment - You Can't Just Point to One Thing
03:28

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Given the current news - this podcast safety moment is pretty timely.   There is never just one reason a system goes out of balance - never - and that is worth talking about with your folks.  

When you hear a talking head on television say there is not just one issue here - your answer should be yes that is true.

Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Oct 11, 2017
PAPod 142 - Allan Turner Interviews Todd for Graduate Credit
44:49

This podcast episode features a listener interveiwing Todd for his thesis work.  It is so great to work with people getting degrees and I though maybe you might like to listen

So here it is.

Allan is retired from Corning and knows a lot about manufacturing and safety.   Enjoy.

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Give this a listen.

Thanks for listening and tell your friend.  See you in a bus station some place.   

Oct 07, 2017
Safety Moment - What Leadership Sounds Like...
08:11

On September 29, 2017, Lt. General Jay B. Silveria, Administrator of the United States Air Force Acadamy gave the entire organization a chance to improve - he could have punished, he could have sough revenge, he could have responded entirely emotionally - but he chose not to...he chose to respond by improvement.

When something bad happens leaders can either blame and punish or they can learn and improve.

Here is what learning after a serious violation of policy sound like.  Listen carefully - its worth your time.

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Thanks for listening.  You are the greatest.

Tell your friends.

Oct 04, 2017
PAPod 141 - A Worker Talks About Work - Meet Cleve Bond
26:50

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You're going to love this episode.  You're going to love Cleve Bond.  You're going to love how honest and smart he is when he talks about work.  

I almost can't wait to share this episode with you.

Cleve is going to talk about the journey that his organization is on.  Sit back and relax and enjoy.  You will listen a couple times to this one for sure.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends and co-workers.  You make this podcast the success it is.

Sep 30, 2017
Safety Moment - International Learning
04:00

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Special thanks to the workers in Thailand for letting us listen in a bit to what they are doing.

Learning does not seem to respect international boarders - all people learn - and learn people do.

 Thanks for listening.  You are the greatest.

Tell your friends.

 

 

Sep 27, 2017
PAPod 47 - Beyond Blame - Dave Zwieback (Greatest Hits Series)
28:32

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There is a new book in town.... and it is a good one.   Beyond Blame is a story about how one organization had to move past the old ways of viewing the world and start looking at new ways to learn and improve. 

 
This podcast is a crossover between DevOps, High Reliability Computing, Safety, Human Performance, Operations, and pretty much any other process that is too risky to leave alone and too valuable to fail.  I love the fact that our worlds are colliding and combining.  You will really like this podcast no matter which world you operate within...he says, ending a sentence with a preposition.
 
Dave Zwieback has been working with complex, mission-critical I.T. services and teams for two decades. His career spans small high-tech startups, non-profits, and behemoth engineering, financial services, and pharmaceutical firms.  He is involved in the AWSOME POSTMORTEMS workshops!. Almost everything about Dave is cool.  Listen and find out more.  Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You make the podcast go!!!
Sep 23, 2017
Safety Moment - The Most Listened To Advice?
03:47

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What do people most want to hear?  What do people listen to the most?  Do our workers listen to managers?

We know workers are poeple - and we know what poeple want to hear.  

Here is a stab at making a point around this...

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and invite them to be a part of this discussion.

Peace and be good to each other.

Sep 20, 2017
PAPod 140- Two Tragic Stories about Controls, Resilience, and Recovery - The Great Bill Rigot
31:30

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We learn by telling and listening to stories.  Today is a big learning day for all of us.  Friend of the Pod, Bill Rigot, tells to stories of his life that illustrate the power of understanding recovery and controls.  

Listen to this episode a couple times.  This is an intense look and some very serious failures with the intent of not preventing the next event, but in fact controlling the next consequence.  

I think you will learn much from these stories.   

Please tell your peers and your friends - more listeners is more fun.  Subscribe and write a review.  Do it now so you don't forget.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this a successful community of ideas.  Thanks

Sep 16, 2017
Safety Moment - Most Process Improvement is Free.
03:13

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A little discussion on the actual cost of makeing improvements and getting better.

It is often free...

Removing goal conflicts, getting rid of stupid procedures, improveing - really costs nothing.

You should do it more.  So few things are actually free.

Thanks for listening to the Podcast.  You are the best.   Keep listening and tell your friends.

Thanks a million for being a part of the podcast.   

Sep 13, 2017
PAPod 139 - So, We Get Some Letters Every Once In A While - Here's a Discussion on a couple.
24:56

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A couple of letters.

A couple of comments.

See what you think?

Thanks for listening and being a part of the podcast.  You can be a part.   Contact me and see what magic we can make together.  

See you next time.   

 

Sep 09, 2017
Safety Moment - A Process for Process Improvements
03:23

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You can have the best ideas in the world, but if you don't have a way to execute on those ideas they really don't matter much.

Much of our improvement failures happen because we have not taken the time to talk about and create a system to use to improve.  Seriously, improvement doesn't happen by magic or accident.  Build a way for improvement to happen - and it will happen.

Thanks for listening.  Tell your friends and subscribe - will ya?  Peace - Todd Out

Sep 06, 2017
PAPod 138 - A Podcast Response to Harvey
18:54

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This week has been horrific.  Watching and texting back and forth with all my friends in the pathway of Herrican Harvey.  i can't express how much my thoughts and actions were influenced by the pain, loss, and suffering that memebers of our community were experiencing.

This is a quick response to how disaster makes us feel and the importance of restoration and recovery - leading to resillience is vital as the path forward.

We are thinking of you.

Peace.

Sep 02, 2017
Safety Moment - The Power of Micro Learning
03:41

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This week's episode of the PAPod is a sweet little safety moment that talks about the power we have in all our organizatons to learn from small, lean micro learning events.  A learning team is a great example of micro learning.  

You do this all the time.  Now you know what to call it.   You will sound smart and hip.   Who doesn't want to sound smart and hip?  Not you for sure.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  If you want to be a part of this podcast.   Drop me a line.  I am glad you're here!  TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND SUBSCRIBE.

Aug 30, 2017
PAPod 137- Conklin and Geller - The Presentation Everyone is Talking About.
58:00

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In Denver, during the month of July in 2017, there was a little meeting at the ASSE conference.  

Here is a sample of the meeting for you to hear.   What do you think?

Thanks for listening.  You are the reason the podcast exists.

Aug 26, 2017
Safety Moment - Death Hides in Successful Work
02:53

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Thanks to Sid Dekker.

Thanks to you.

Safety Differently rules.   

I gotta go catch a plane.

Keep listening.

 

Aug 23, 2017
PAPod 136 - Todd, Bob, and Ron - LIVE!!!
32:19

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This podcast episode was recorded live on July 27th, 2017.  It is presented unedited - so you know how googy people really are.

This is a chance for a couple of friends to talk about what they are thinking about.

You will enjoy this episode.

Thanks to Bob Edwards and Ron Gannt.   Cannot do it without you as well.  Thanks for listening.

Aug 19, 2017
Safety Moment - Expertise exists at every level - Part Two
03:50

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We have chatted about this before...and I bet we chat about this again.  We must know that expertise is at every level of our organization.   

You have experts doing everything.   Actually everything.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Keep listening and tell your friends.   We need you and your ideas.

Thanks

Aug 16, 2017
PAPod 135 - A Contractor Talks About Your Contractor Safety
26:49

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This is one of the most interesting conversations I have had in a while.  Let me give you some background on what happened...

A couple of episodes ago, we had a conversation about contractor safety.  Contractor safety is a big challange for us at almost every level.  Contractor safety is hard to do.

This guy writes me an email to tell me how he had a "beef" with that very conversation.   He's a contractor and he knows how this all works.  

Meet Ted Luyckx!  He has much to say about safety and YOUR organizatioin.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this podcast what it is.  You are the best.

 

 

Aug 12, 2017
Safety Moment - Fix The Worker!
03:45

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This is the most interesting part of what I do.  I am constantly amazed by the fact that we have to remind managers that the workers are not the problem....the workers are the problem slovers...the workers complete your organiztion - the workers are the master's of the blue line...

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are such an important part of what is going on accross the globe.  You are doing a great job.  The world is changing.  This is a great time to be doing the job that we are doing.

Tell your friends and listen a lot!  We are the most listened to safety podcast on earth.   Thanks for that!

Aug 09, 2017
PAPod 134- The Great and Gentle Mike Wright Conversation
27:23

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There are several people that have been thinking and fighting for Safety Differently when it was not so easy.  In fact there are folks who were really pretty much beat up by the safety community - the old school safety community.  Really!  It was not pretty, making a case that worker behavior is not the solution for corporate safety.

I try to think about these folks.  There really was a time when what we talk about would have been "laughed" out the safety room.

We owe some poeple thanks!  That is why you should meet Mike Wright.

Mike Wright is the Director of Health and Safety for the Steelworkers.  He is one of the best guys in the industry.  This podcast episode will enlighten and educate you.  Give it a listen!

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast.

Aug 05, 2017
Safety Moment - Similar Misses
02:59

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We spend a lot of time thinking how lucky we are. 

I am not sure we are lucky...I do think we get smarter and smarter.  We learn from what happens, or almost happens, we improve and we get better...and better...and better...

This is a sweet little OE moment.  See what you think?

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are the greatest.  You can always listen and always subscribe.  Tell your friends to listen as well.

Thanks

 

Aug 02, 2017
PAPod 133- The Fearless World of Professional Safety
30:25

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The Fearless World of Porfessional Safety in the 21st Century - Scott Gesinger is the author and thinker about this book topic.

I met Scott through you guys.  I got an email that said I should get this guy on the podcast - and here you go!

We had a great conversation.  I think you will like this conversation a bunch.

If you know somebody, like Scott, who would be a great person to put on the podcast.  Tell me.

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  More people is always better

Jul 29, 2017
Safety Moment - On Being Wrong
03:26

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You can't spell wrong without Ron G.   

Being wrong is soooooooo much more interesting then being right.

Go out and prove yourself wrong and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends.  Give these babies away.  Help us grow.

Thanks again.

Jul 26, 2017
PAPod 132- The Art of Work - Danial Hummerdal
29:47

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You have already met Danial Hummerdal - he talked about appreciative investigations waaaaay earlier on the podcast.  In this episode he will discuss his new company - The Art of Work - that is taking the world by storm.

If you have ever been to the Safety Differntly website, you know a bit about The Art of Work.  After this podcast you will know much.  Enjoy!

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are the reason it exists.  Tell your friends.

Thanks...

Jul 22, 2017
Safety Moment - Occam's Razor
03:23

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When given two ways to describe how something fails - always pick the simplest idea.

Occam's Razor has been around along time.  

Sometimes little rules to live by save time, save energy, save emotion, and are the smartest ways to begin exploring and explaining the universe around you.

Thanks for listening to the Podcast.  If you have comments or ideas- we are always listening.  Give us a shout.

Jul 19, 2017
PAPod 131 - Fatalities and Serious Events SUCK!
30:45

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I am really mixed on this episode.  On one hand I am kind of freaked out that it does not include a conversation with some experts on this topic.  On the other hand I am completely disappointed with the experts on this topic.

We are thinking about fatalities wrong...

This episode, I am super proud of this episode, offers you a new set of questions.  Listen to this and see what you think.   I hope it makes you think in a new way about a serious and significant problem.

Thanks for listening.  You guys amaze me with your dedication.  The podcast is just growing and growing and growing.  Tell your friends and co-workers.  Do it now while you are thinking about it.   

Jul 15, 2017
Safety Moment - Death Hides in Normal Work
03:51

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We want bad accidents to be predictive.  We want a way to tell our organization that something bad is about to happen.  We want Heinrich's pyramid to be accurate, effective, and predictive...

That is what we want.   It is not what we have.

Bad accidents hide in normal work.  That is what this safety moment discusses.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this show go.  You are the greatest.

Jul 12, 2017
PAPod 130 - People Really Are The Solution - Meet Angela Durkin
24:33

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I recored this episode of the PAPod in a hotel lounge in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It was a beautiful day and we had just had an amazing event with a group of senior operations leaders.  

I just mentioned to the COO, Angela Durkin, that I wiould love to get her on the podcast and she said yes.   You never want to give a senior leader much time to think about the decision to be on the podcast because they will think of many reasons why it is not the best idea.  

So we grabbed a couple of chairs and had a discussion.  It was great.  Thanks to Maersk and Angela for making this happen.  You will like this podcast a lot.

Thanks to you as well.   You make the podcast go.   It is very fun to have you on board.  Tell your friends and get ready for some fun.

Jul 08, 2017
Safety Moment - Keep Risk Alive
04:37

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Organizations that are good a reliability use one trick.  They keep the discussion of risk alive, operationally, everyday. 

Sounds easy?  It is not an easy thing to do, but it is a vital way to create real-time safety in all the work you do.

Thanks for being part of the podcast.  Happy July 4th a day late.

Tell your friends to listen.  It really helps us out a lot.

Jul 05, 2017
PAPod 129 - The Berlin Session - September 5, 6, and 7, Open Workshop in Europe
09:52

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On September 5,6, and 7, 2017, we are having an open workshop in Berlin.  You are invited and we need you to attend.   We have been asked to bring this workshop to Europe and so we have done our best to do so.  Thanks to Andrea and the gang, we will have three great days of instruction just for you.

Contact Officetoddconklin@gmail.com to sign up and pay your admission.  The total cost of the workshop is 1900.00 usd and will include a lifetime worth of instructional memories.   

Thanks for listening and we will see you there.

Jul 01, 2017
Safety Moment - Who Failed or What Failed?
03:40

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The power is in the question.   A simple change for the initial question after an operational upset.   Shift your thinking from the old "who failed?" thinking to the much more effective "what failed?" thinking.

You'll be glad you did.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends. to listen.   Do it now and see if it makes a difference.

Jun 28, 2017
PAPod 128 - Climbing El Capitan?
18:49

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That is a question, not a statement.

This month a young climber, let's call him Alex (cause that is his name) climbed El Capitan, 3000 and some change feet above sea level - solo and without safety equipment. 

I have a question for you?

Risky or Expert?

You decide and think about your answer.   This is an important discussion.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have made this the most listened to safety podcast on earth.   Thanks and tell your friends.   Please subscribe and write a reveiw.  Thanks again.

Jun 24, 2017
Safety Moment - The Thomas Kuhn Report
04:32

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Thomas Kuhn is one of my favorites.  I bet you knew that if you listen to the podcast.   This discussion is about the need to replace an old idea with a new idea.

You must replace old thinking with new thinking.  You cannot leave a vacuum of thought.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the world a better place just by listening.

Tell your friends. 

Jun 21, 2017
PAPod 127 - An Australian Forester Speaks about Wildland Fire and Safety
24:44

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Ivan Pupilidy and I sat down for a conversation with one of the most interesting people I have talked to in a long while.  Meet Roger Strickland, Australian, Fire Fighter, Trainer, Leader, Listener, Story-teller, and most importantly - a great learner of how things normally go right in order to understand how things sometimes go wrong (Thanks Erik).

This conversation, the first of what I hope is many, talks about wildland fire and learning.  What a great topic.  We can all learn from such great conversations.  Sit back and enjoy how much you will gleen from this little talk.   

Thanks for being a part of the Podcast.  You are a big reason we keep having such good conversations.  Without you we would never get the chance to share such important information.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS (AND EVEN POEPLE YOU DON'T LIKE VERY MUCH) TO SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN.  It is mighty fun having you along for the ride.  

 

Jun 17, 2017
Safety Moment - Headwinds and Tailwinds
04:23

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See what you think about this episode.   I like the idea that we seem to be fixated on our headwinds and seem to ignore our tailwinds.  What makes us successful?  That is a good point of both thinking and talking.

Thanks for all you do for this podcast.  You make the show go!!

Jun 14, 2017
PAPod 126 - A chat with Rey Gonzalez
22:14

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Meet Rey Gonzalez.  Rey is a long term HPI guy who has worked all over the USA with utiliities and other organizations to move these organizations towards the new view.

Rey is one of the voices talking about how to manage work so that the work is more stable and reliable.  This conversation is an interesting conversation between how Todd sees the world and how Rey sees the world.   I think you will like this a bunch.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You make the show go to be sure.   If you are intersted in being a part of this podcast...and we hope you are...drop me a line and we will take it from there.

Subscribe and tell your friends.  We are growing everyday.   Thanks.

Jun 10, 2017
Safety Moment - Failure makes you Whole
03:04

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Failure is not the opposite of success.

Failure is an important part of being successful.

Failure makes you better, smarter, faster, safer, and better.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are the community we are building.  Thanks again!!

Jun 07, 2017
Special Announcement: Workplace Fatalities: Failure to Predict
04:08

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Welcome to this Special Announcement Episode of the PreAccident Podcast.  This is a short announcement, by request, to tell you that Todd's new book has dropped and is available for purchase.  I try to do this a sparingly as I possibly can.

Purchase this book here:  https://www.amazon.com/Workplace-Fatalities-Discussion-Fatality-Reduction/dp/1546979654/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496684431&sr=8-1&keywords=todd+conklin

Why is it that very safe organizations continue to have problems with fatalites and serious events?

What lies behind these fatalities? Do they really happen because some people don’t wear their personal protective equipment; that some don’t wear gloves when rules say they should? WorkPlace Fatalities: Failure to Predict is the first book for the industry professional that speaks directly to this important challenge: If your organization is so safe - Why do we have fatal and serious events?

Jun 05, 2017
PAPod 125 - With Experience Comes Baggage - Tom McDaniel and Safety 2
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This Episode of PAPod is a great romp through the history of New Safety in the USA.  I know you will love this one and I have listened to this a couple of times.  I like the way this conversation happens.

This is Tom McDaniel and his ideas around contractors, safety management systems, and workers doing work.  Tom is an investigator and a thinker and he knows everybody...everybody.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have make this the number one safety podcast in the world.   I can't thank you enough.  

If you are interested in sponsoring the podcast.  Give me an email and we can get you a seat at the table.

Jun 03, 2017
Safety Moment - Don't Strive for Common Ground!
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We don't want to strive for common ground.

What we want is to reach higher ground.

Need I say more?  

Probably not.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are so welcome.  I am glad you are listening.  Tell your friends and have them tell their friends - soon we will have a crap-load of people all thinking about these ideas.  That would be cool.  Thanks

May 31, 2017
PAPod 124- Tare-Away Gloves and New Thinking
22:36

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Ever have one of those days that just get away from you?  This is my excuse for this episode.  I am so excited by this story that I just could not stop.  This is the best story.

Today we discuss not a pair of gloves - although that is the very reason we are having this conversation - today we discuss a shift in thinking about a problem that has existed for a long, long time:   Worker hands and rotating tools.  

You will love the outcome of this story.  More importantly, you will love the context of this story. 

Thanks for making the podcast one of the best in the industry.  You have made this podcast community grow and trive.  Keep building community.  Keep building community.  Keep building community.   

May 27, 2017
Safety Moment - Choices are Little Tiny Shortcuts - Production Advantages
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Our discussion on choice continues...

Really choices are little shortcuts that workers make while they perform work in real-time, while working with real risks and hazards.  This we know to be true.

Thanks for being a part of this conversation around choice.  I am interested in what you are thinking and doing around the notion that, "You cannot NOT expect your workforce to make choices."

You rely on worker's making choices everyday.   Think about that.

Still looking for a sponsor.   Thanks for listening to the podcast.  It is pretty fun hanging out with you.

May 24, 2017
PAPod 123- This is what a Corporate Podcast Can Do For Your Organization
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Barbara Cristinziani has her very own podcast in her company.  Well, she is a part of the podcast that is shared by the entire organization, but she hosted the very first episode ever!  Oops!  Just learned that this is the second episode of the podcast for this organization...that is close to the first...isn't it?

Guess who the guest was for this podcast?  Yes, the guest is a fellow podcaster.  That guest was Todd Conklin and the discussion was one of safety, reliability, and an organization that has really grown towards becomming more and more reliable.

This episode is a little glimpse in to how other organization's are doing some of this important work.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.   If you would like to sponsor this community of thought, we would love to have you as a part of our team, connect with us and see what magic could happen.

See you next podcast.   Thanks for listening and subscribing.  You make the podcast go.

May 20, 2017
Safety Moment - Choice Assumes Knowledge
03:23

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If you think workers have choice, the illusion of free-will, then you have to also think that the worker fully understands the choice about to be made.

You cannot tell me a worker made a choice towards getting hurt.  

You must tell me the worker purposefully did not choose all the other ways to do the work that would not have caused the failure...can you do that?

This gets a bit complicated.  Listen and see what you think.  I am so dang glad you are here!

 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST!!  Do me a favor, ask a person to listen and subscribe to the podcast.  I think we are going to make the world a better and better place to work and live.   Thanks for listening and doing what you do.  Now go a take a dollar out of petty cash.

 

May 17, 2017
PAPod 122 - If you blow me a kiss...That's lucky, too! A Chimney Sweep and Safety
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Meet the always energetic Toby Brown.  He has a story to tell about his journey in to the world of safety.   He kind of dropped in to this world...rather hard, and now he is telling his story to companies around the country.   Perhaps he should tell you his story as well.

Toby is this kind of person who picks you up at the airport with a sign that reads, "Tater Tots!"   He is very thoughtful and careful in the way he thinks about his profession and the risks that are always present in this type of work.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST!!  Do me a favor, ask a person to listen and subscribe to the podcast.  I think we are going to make the world a better and better place to work and live.   Thanks for listening and doing what you do.  

 

May 13, 2017
Safety Moment - Are Accidents a Failure of Imagination?
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We are good a prevention.

We are not so good at prediction.

Can we ever possibly know all the things that could happen wrong in a system that mostly happens right?  It is a good question, one that needs some time and thinking by YOU.

This podcast is the beginning of a long-term discussion about prevention and prediction.   Get ready.  Fasten your psycholicial seat belts.... we are going for a ride.

Thanks for listening.  Still looking for a sponsor.  Any comments?   Ping Toddconklin@gmail.com.  Thanks for being you - don't stop being you - you are the best you there is...   Gracias.

May 10, 2017
PAPod 121 - Airlines, Passengers, and Security
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This month has not been the best month for passangers on US Airlines, in fact this month has been about as bad as a the flying public could imagine.   A 69 year old man was dragged off a plane, against his will, on video for the entire world to see.

What could possibly be going on?  How can these things be happening?

This episode challanges the traditional ways that the world wants to frame these problems.  Do we fix the people of do we fix the system?   

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  If you are interested in sponsoring this podcast - give me a call - we can hook you up.   Tell your friends and keep listening.  We need you.  Thanks!

May 06, 2017
Safety Moment - Safety Differently is a PHILOSOPHICAL Change
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Its not a new program!

I swear...It is not a new program!

And yet if it looks like, smells like, acts like, and feels like a new program - it is a new program.  This is struggle for folks all around the world.  We don't need a new program - we just need to think about our current programs differently.

That is the entire point.  It is not a new program.  It is a new way to think about all of your systems and programs that currently exist in your organization.  

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.   You are the best.   

May 03, 2017
PAPod 120 - Timothy Van Goethem - Safety Differently Globally
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This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is a fun romp through the eyes of a safety manager doing real work every day with real people.  I love this episode because it is fun and very imformative.

Timothy is a safetly leader in his company and he is working in the EU market everyday.  He is thoughtful and smart, mostly however he is funny and clever - two of my favorite things.   Listen carefuly to this episode - there is much here for all to learn and laugh.

Thanks for your support of the podcast.  You make this podcast go.  If you are interested in being a sponspor to the podcast, and who isn't?, give me an email and I can set your organization up.  I know people.  Thanks for listening.

Apr 29, 2017
Safety Moment - Safety on Paper?
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This is my very favorite safety moment I have ever done.

I think the opening question on this episode is the best question I could ever ask of you guys...listen and see what you think?  I love this question because it makes you think

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  This is the biggest safety podcast on the web.  You did that.... and for that I say thank a million.

I hope you are getting what you need.   I always hope for that for you.  Keep listening and SUBSCRIBE - please ask a friend to join us on the podcast.

Apr 26, 2017
PAPod 119 - Just What Is a Chief Nuclear Officer, Anyway? Meet Mike Blevins
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This episode is great fun and pretty darn informative.  We talk to Mike Blevins, who spent many a year serving in a very exclusive club, super exclusive, only about 100 people have ever been in the club.   Mike was a CNO for a Power Company and has much to say about safety and performance and reliability.

Listen to this one closely - there is much here.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  Cheers till next time.

Apr 22, 2017
Safety Moment - Lather, Rinse, Repeat
03:38

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Trust is really important.   

This episode is about building and maintaining trust within an organization.  The instructions are pretty easy - you already know them - they are the same instructions on a bottle of shampoo(p).

 

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  This is the biggest safety podcast on the web.  You did that.... and for that I say thank a million.

This just may be the best darn safety podcast ever made!   A tip of the hat to you!

Apr 19, 2017
PAPod 118 - Sidney Dekker and The End of Heaven
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This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is a special conversation with Sidney Dekker on his latest book, "The End of Heaven."  Sid digs deeply through the world of complexity, cause, and human beingness.  

In this unique book, Sidney Dekker tackles a largely unexplored dilemma. Our scientific age has equipped us ever better to explain why things go wrong. But this increasing sophistication actually makes it harder to explain why we suffer. Accidents and disasters have become technical problems without inherent purpose. When told of a disaster, we easily feel lost in the steely emptiness of technical languages of engineering or medicine. Or, in our drive to pinpoint the source of suffering, we succumb to the hunt for a scapegoat, possibly inflicting even greater suffering on others around us. How can we satisfactorily deal with suffering when the disaster that caused it is no more than the dispassionate sum of utterly mundane, imperfect human decisions and technical failures? Broad in its historical sweep and ambition, The End of Heaven is also Dekker's most personal book to date.

This is a conversation that moves from cause to the Protestant work ethic and back.  I love this episode and you will too.

We also present an open opportunity to be a part of an open discussion that will be held in "The Bay Area" on June 9th, 2017.  SCM Safety is presenting "Safety Differently with Sidney Dekker and Todd Conklin."  You are welcome and invited to attend.   

Thanks for listening to the PodCast!  You make every single episode a success.  This episode is another great success because of you - take tomorrow off.

Apr 15, 2017
Safety Moment - Google's Team Excellence Traits
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I saw this article and became pretty darn interested in what these team traits could be.  I was impresed and not very surprised by the outcome - pretty much what you think you are going to see.   Here's what caught my attention - can we seek to become these things as an outcome to be achieved - or are these traits the outcome of a team that creates these traits?   Pretty much the old chicken and the egg delima, don't you think?

Listen to this long moment - the longest one on record - and see what you think?  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  This is the biggest safety podcast on the web.  You did that.... and for that I say thank a million.

Apr 12, 2017
PAPod 117 - An After Action Review on Event Learning - A conversation with Bob and Todd
29:07

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This episode of the Podcast is an open discussion about the recent Learning Workshop that was held in Las Vegas.  This conversation is our after action discussion about what worked, what needs work, and where we can improve what we do and understand.  It sounds really boring and awful, but this conversation is kind of interesting.

When we think about safety differently - we are forced to think about changing the way we do our work.  Learning how to learn is a very valuable skill - and the chance to practice that learning is worth its weight in gold.

Thanks for listening to the Podcast.  You have helped make this podcast the most listen to and best safety podcasts on the web.   Thanks for listening and tell your friends.   YOu make the podcast go!

Apr 08, 2017
Safety Moment - The Next Generation of Safety Thinkers are NOT Thinking about Safety at All
03:01

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Have you thought about the fact that the more we think about new safety, the more we think about safety differently, the less we think about traditional safety as we once knew traditional safety.  It is plain to see that the next big thinkers around safety are not really thinking about safety at all.  These thinkers are thinking about lots of other things that really surround the work of stable and mature system performing with dependability...in a way this is the most exiting part of the new view journey.

Thanks for listening.  You have made this podcast the best safety podcast in the world.  I can't thank you enough. Remember everything you do makes our systems better and better

Apr 04, 2017
PAPod 116 - Safety, Health, and Our Future - Meet Dr. Casey Chosewood
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Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is the Director of the Office for Total Worker HealthTM at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promoting the protection and improvement of the health and well-being of workers. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the Office of Health and Safety at CDC safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced the new challenges of the modern public health era. His team has overseen a multi-faceted workplace health and wellness program providing more than 200,000 health promotion encounters, screenings, and health opportunities annually. He has presented extensively on the topic of occupational safety and health, well-being, and worksite health promotion.

This is a must listen podcast episode.  I really like Casey, a bunch.  He is remarkable in his depth of knowledge and skill in creating this conversation around safety and health.    Wellness is the key for every job we do:  worker wellness, sure! Organizational wellness, you bet!  System wellness, absolutely!  It is about wellness at every level.

Thanks for listening to this podcast.  Thanks for listening to all the podcasts.  Please tell your friends and subscribe.   You make the podcast go.

Apr 01, 2017
Safety Moment - Not Where you Were!!! It is Where you are Going!!
03:48

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For far too long we have managed safety by observing where we were in the journey - now we are learning that it is much more important to know where we are going.   

We manage the now... We cannot manage what has already happened, because it has already happened.   We can only really live in the now - the moment.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.   I really need you to listen.  It is very lonely to do this without you.

 

Mar 29, 2017
PAPod 115 - Safety Differently is not an "or" proposition - it is an "and" strategy
35:10

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Welcome on of the worlds best safety thinkers to the podcast - he is smart, interesting, and Scottish.  That is the perfect combination to make this a very interesting and educational episode of the PAPod!   Glad you are in place.

John manages safety at a Global level and has the ability to watch change happen at different rates.  This is a fun discussion and a great podcast.  You will like it a bunch.

Thanks for listen and enjoying the podcast.  Isn't it time for you to be a part of the show?  Keep telling your friends and let's see where this takes us?

Mar 25, 2017
Safety Moment - We Want Workers Who Understand Risk
03:05

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We don't want workers who shy away from risk.

We want workers who are good at manageing risk safey.

This podcast discusses how we must attract and maintain workers who know how to manage risk - well.  Listen closely to this discussion... see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  I appreciate your support...Tell your friends and keep listening.

Mar 22, 2017
PAPod 114 - Johan Bergstrom on Human Error for Humans
14:30

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Error is so important it is no longer interesting.  

Ponder that thought a while as you listen to Johan Bergstrom and Todd have a nice chat about the world of Safety Differently.   I love the European discussion becuase I love the comparison and learning that we can all share.   You will like this podcast a lot.

Thanks for listening to the fastest growing safety podcast in the world.  Tell your friends.   

Mar 18, 2017
Safety Moment - Goodness makes Greatness
03:17

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This is a discussion about how important it is to understand that the organization is made up of its people - we are our organization - and how we think about the world is how the organization is formed.

We are a product of good people - who make up great organizations.    This OE moment is a simple discussion of this very important value.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Thanks for telling your friends.

Mar 15, 2017
PAPod 113 - How To Play BlackJack - Jim Barker
30:29

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Who would have ever imagined using BlackJack as a method to talk about Hollnagal's notion of ETTO?  The quick anwer to that question is James Barker.  Our friend Jim has graced the podcast several times and most often discusses the idea of complexity and the world of reliabiltiy.  Today he goes one step farther on this journey and talks about risk and complexity using BlackJack.

Complex systems are interdependant, interconnected, interrelated, and infinately possible...and so is BlackJack.  Give this one a listen - you will like it.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.   You make the show go.   

Mar 11, 2017
Safety Moment - A Five Legged Dog
03:16

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This quick safety moment is a play on an old joke about a a question.  I like this moment a bunch because I love what this old joke does to people when you tell it to them.  This joke makes you think about how we determine what is real and what is not real.

Thanks for being a part of this podcast.  You make the show go.  Tell your friends and subscribe - I am getting tired of begging - don't make me come to your office and "make a show" in order to get you more involved.  I'll do it, but I don't want to do it, but I will.   

Thanks again.  The answer is 4.

Mar 08, 2017
PAPod 112 - The Hotel Session - Todd goes to Disneyland
17:14

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In the midst of a complete computer melt down, Todd somehow squeezes out a little podcast that talks about one of the best instructional activities for teaching "Safety Differently" to a room full of leaders and managers who are trying to move thier thinking in a different directon.

Enjoy this podcast!  It is a very special episode.   You wont hear many like it.   I hope you learn something new.   Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  

Mar 04, 2017
Safety Moment - Acceptance is our Standard
03:37

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We can say we have rules.   

What matters is what we accept, not what we say.  What we will accept is our standard.  Peole with high-standards don't accept just any result.  Descerning what we want is fundamental to knowing what we will get.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go.  Tell your friends to subscribe and write us a review, will you?  Thanks a million!

Mar 01, 2017
PAPod 111 - How Manager's Should Think About PreJob Briefs
26:27

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Workers get the blunt of pretty much all the pre-job briefing discussions, training, responsibility, and accountabilty.  Workers do all the pre-job work - all the time.

But here is a question:  When is the last time a manager had to do a pre-job brief?  Would they be good at briefs like this?  Would these even work for the work they do?

It is NOT that we are ascribing pre-job briefs for managers (may not be a bad idea), but more that Marc Yeston talks about how managers should THINK about their responability for making pre-job briefs successful in thier organizations.   It is a good thing for us to think about.

Thanks for being a part of the PreAccident Podcast.  You make the show go.   Keep listening and tell your friends.   See in in the airport.   

Feb 25, 2017
Safety Moment - Don't Wait for Failure
03:40

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If we want to understand how safety and reliability really works in our organizations we must not wait for our systems to fail.  We must understand how successful work happens every day, most of the time.  

As obivious as this is...I don't think we say this enough to our organizations.  Whatever you do, do it by understanding how work really happens.

Thanks for listening.  You have made PreAccident Podcast the most listened to podcast on safety on the web.  Thanks

Feb 22, 2017
PAPod 110 - Investigations By Any Other Name - Scott Fillmon
30:35

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This episode of the PreAccident Podcast features Scott Fillmon.  Scott works with investigations in the transportation field and talks about the way he sees investigations as tools for improvement.  Scott brings a lifetime of experience in teaching investigators how to see the world around them - and how to catagorize this information in a way that becomes usefull.

You will like this podcast.  It is fun and interesting - just like you!  Thanks for listening and being a part of the fastest growing Safety Podcast in the world.   You make the show go!

Feb 18, 2017
Safety Moment - A Celebration of Maintenance
03:22

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Let's face it....new is way sexier than old.  We love new stuff.  We love new construction, new buildings, new equipment, new computers.  We love all this stuff - sometimes - at the expense of maintaining the old.   That topic is what this podcast tries to discuss.

Maintenance is very important.  We have to value the men and women who do the heavy lifting everyday - keeping our facilities up and running.  

We must combat the "bias towards the new" in our thinking as well.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and subscribe if you have not already.  We need more listeners like you - if we want to change the world.

Feb 15, 2017
PAPod 109 - Breakfast in Beijing
25:40

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This weeks podcast is an interview done by the world famous Bob Edwards...and I do mean world famous.  Bob had a breakfast interview with Gary Tang, the owner of one of the largest EHS consultancies in China.  Gary was formally as Safety Person for GE...he saw an opportunity to get in to the EHS China market and took it.   He is a leading thinker in a huge market and he is doing well.  

Bob talked to Gary and his associates about the New View and Safety Differently.  It is a great conversation.  This is a world to watch.  Safety is only just beginning in this working world. 

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  Tell your friends.  

Feb 11, 2017
Safety Moment - On Being Right
03:50

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Being right is not nealy as valuable as being curious.  Being right simply re-inforces the fact that you were right.  You learn nothing and therefore you know nothing new.  It is far better to be curious than right.  When you are curious you are constantly learning.  Knowing more makes you smarter!

I hope you noticed that I did not use the word wrong.  I don't care much about being wrong either...I want you to know the power is in not knowing, the power is not so much in being right or being wrong.

Thanks for not being right all the time.  Thanks, also, for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends, subscribe, and please, please, please, please write a nice review.  Those help a lot in getting the word out.   

Feb 08, 2017
PAPod 108 - Not Compliant...but not NOT compliant. Carsten Busch
30:11

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Compliance is a complex idea.  It seems simple, but in reality, compliance is very much in the eye of the person who is looking for compliance.  Carsten Busch has thought about this idea a lot and has some excellent ideas to share with the podcast audiance.  You will love this podcast.

Special thanks to both Carsten and ORCHSE.com.  Most special thanks to you for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go.

Feb 04, 2017
Safety Moment - The Power of Incrementalism
03:48

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This safety moment is maybe the most important advice we can hear - and we don't hear it enough.

There is an old joke - "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!"  In many ways that old joke - I never said funny joke - is a good lesson for us.  Change happens one bite at a time - not all at once.

There is power in incrementalism.  Small changes matter!  We change the world one conversation at a time.   Don't forget that!

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF THE PODCAST.  WE WON AN AWARD FOR HOW COOL WE ARE!  I chalk all of the credit to you.  Thanks for listening.

Feb 01, 2017
PAPod 107 - Shane Bush Returns! ...And we're happy about it!
37:03

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What can I say?  This is more of the great Shane Bush.  What a hoot it is to talk to Shane.  He is a Human Performance guru - and a wonderful human being.  It makes me feel young and excited to remember the times when Shane and I would travel around the country with Earl Carnes and talk about these ideas to whole rooms full of poeple who had never been introduced to Human Performance ideas.

And now Shane does it again for all of us on the Podcast.  Enjoy Shane and all he has to say about the world.   I know I really enjoyed having this conversation.

This episode is sponsered by ORCHSE.COM.  Drop by and give them a thank you for sponsoring this episode.  Thank you for listening.  It is mighty fun to have you on board.

Jan 28, 2017
Safety Moment - Just Where Did Cause Come From?
03:14

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Cause is a construct - not a real thing.   

Sorry you guys.  I know that makes some of you crazy and you want to argue with me a lot about why that idea is wrong.  The problem is that the idea is not wrong - Cause is a construct that is attributed to an event - it is never real and never singular.

This Safety Moment talks about this idea in a nice way.  See if you agree and see what you think.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are the best!

Jan 25, 2017
PAPod 106 - An Open Learning Team Workshop - March 22 and 23, 2017 - and YOU'RE INVITED!
21:53

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On March 22 and 23, 2017, Bob Edwards and Todd Conklin (that is me!) will offer an open workshop on Operational Learning and Learning Teams for Safety Improvement to be held in wonderful Las Vegas, Nevada.   

You are not only invited - but your presence is requested and needed.  In fact, we cannot do the workshop without you.   This two-day workshop will give you all the tools and the practice to start operational learning improvement in your organization the very next day!  It is fun and I promise a great day.   

Please plan on attending the workshop.  We would love to see you there!   This workshop is limited to the first 28 people - so don't think about it too long.

The podcast is sponsored by ORCHSE.COM.  Thank them for thier support.  Thank you for your support as well.  It is great to be on this ride with someone as cool as you!  Keep listening and tell your friends.  Subscribe and write a reveiw as well - it really helps!  Thanks!

Jan 21, 2017
Safety Moment - These Things Didn't Fail
03:01

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A couple of million times I have opened CNN and a forced-fed advertisement has started to play without my request.  Usually this kind of forced advertiseing just pisses me off - and I rush to click the ad closed as fast as possible...

But one got through - and I had to capture it for you.  I hate to play an advertisment, but this is different.  The BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN OUR BUSINESS IS THE LACK OF A NULL SET...We can't count something that didn't happen.  You will never be able to write a report to your boss that discusses how many people did not get hurt at your work today.  

I guess that problem exists with computer security as well.  IBM is trying to tackle this problem with this ad.  Listen carefully and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Hope you are having a great 2017.   Tell your friends and subscribe - write a review as well.   Thanks for listening!

Jan 18, 2017
PAPod 105 - Ice Road Technicians - A special Discussion
18:08

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This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is taken from a recent YouTube video that was posted early last month.  The video can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCEzEVJkO1U.  Needless to say, this video caused quite a stir among the safety community - but is it the right kind of stir?

It is easy to say this is the result of a bad worker making a bad decision.   Almost too easy to say - but if we blame the worker what have we learned about creating safe capacity in field work?

Thanks for listening to this thought prevoking episode.  Thanks also for listening to all the podcasts.   Take a moment and tell a freind, subscribe, and write a reveiw... I can't do the podcast without you.   Thanks!

Jan 14, 2017
Safety Moment - A School Bus and A Bad Apple - The Making of a Tragedy
05:40

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On Novemeber 22, 2016 a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Six children were tragically taken from thier families, their communities, and the world.  Was it a bad driver?  Or is it a bad system - a system that is built around two very fragile operator dependancies - perfect school bus drivers and perfect motorist surrounding the bus?

This safety moment was painful to record - and I will bet it will be painful to hear - but listen and think about what this accident should mean for all of us.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are such an important part of this community - we cannot do it without you.  Thanks!

Jan 11, 2017
PAPod 104 - Social Sensemaking - Robert Sams
32:06

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This weeks episode of the PreAccident Podcast features the aurthor of the hot, new safety and reliability book:  "A Reflective Journal; How we makes sense of risk."  It is a great book on risk.

After the last Safety Moment, I figured I owed you a bit of the origin story of how we got to where we go on the notion of risk - and more importantly, where we should be moving in our thinking about risk.

If the way we are thinking about safety is different - it goes without saying that our thinking about risk must also change.  Listen carefully to this podcast and see what you think?

This podcast is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thank them for thier support.   And thank you for your support.  I am counting on you all this next year.  Happy New Year!!

Jan 07, 2017
Safety Moment - A Better Definition of Risk
03:11

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We have for too long allowed a Western Economic definition of risk to rule our businesses, our thinking, and our system reliability programs.  

What would you say if I told your the current definition we use to describe risk is probably over simplistic and not very accurate.  Risk is not probability times severity.  Sorry safety guys - you have been sold some snake oil.   

Risk must be better defined to include variability and complexity.  Risk is not stable.  Risk is not permanant.  Risk is not linear.   Sorry.

Risk is more about defining the amount of uncertainty the worker will face.

Thanks for listening.  Sorry I just told you your baby is ugly.  We can still be friends.

Jan 04, 2017
PAPod 103 - 2016 New Years Eve Spcial
20:37

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!   This is the last episode for 2016.  This is a recap of what happened this year and whats going to happen next year.   You can learn what Todd's goals are for 2017, what will be the watchwords that Todd will try to follow for the 365 days of 2017.  

Thanks for listening.  It was a great year...and next will be even better.  I can't wait to see who we will talk with and what we will learn form all the great people that are good enough to spend time chatting on the podcast.   

One more thing...HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIEND!!!  Have a very nice year, do your best, be kind, be nice, and get what you need.

Dec 31, 2016
Safety Moment - Your Karma Ran Over My Dogma
03:51

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The biggest problem we have in making our system reliable is the bias we have that we know the answer...

When we think we know the answer we don't look at the problem.   The safety Pyramid is a great example of safety mythology becoming hardwired in to our safety thinking.  It is not right.  It is not empirical.  It is just made up - and yet I'll bet in your company there are folks right now who think that if they stop a first aid they will have stopped a fatality.  

Ahhhhhhh  Dogma.... the sweet belief that we have it right.  It totally gets in the way of thinking, learning, and changing.  

Happy Holidays and See you next year!

Dec 28, 2016
PAPod 102 - Christmas Greetings Podcast 2016
05:19

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Merry Christmas!

 

This episode of the PreAccident Podcast is my audio Christmas Card to you.  Thanks for a great year!  More importantly, I wish to you and your familty, the very best Christmas wishes I could bring to your ears.  Please have a safe and happy holiday.  

Thanks for all you have done.  I look forward to a happy holiday season for myself and my family.  May we all get everything we need from this time of year!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 24, 2016
Safety Moment - The Tragedy of the Commons
04:13

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Here is today's lesson in both sociology and economics.  

Enjoy and learn from this podcast.  It is really important.   

And when you listen to this podcast - think about the internet.  The internet is our public pasture in the middle of the town square.  Are we aware of the potential dangers that exist when we all use the commons for our own good.

This is a really important safety moment.  Listen Twice.

Thanks for being a part of the Most Listened to Podcast on Safety in the Commons.

Dec 21, 2016
PAPod 101 - DROPS! Meet Forrest Hester - The Man That Controls Gravity
30:44

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This episode of the podcast lets you meet Forrest Hestor, Electrician, Inventor, Husband, and Gravity Controller - you wait and see.  Forest is the force behind Tutus Dropped Object Prevetention Solutions.  

I met Forrest at a meeting and just got excited by his excitment and zeal for helping to find a solution to a really big problem in many industries.  He comes at this from the sharp end of the stick - a worker with a solution is a powerful force - and Forrest is a great example of how one man with passion just may change the world.  Enjoy this podcast.  It is really motivating.

This podcast is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Stop by and thank them for their help.  By the way, Thank You for your support of the podcast.  Without you... it would just be me.

 

Dec 17, 2016
Safety Moment - Designing Systems that Support Their Own Self-Interests
02:59

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We don't design systems to support the continued use and joy of the system.  We have to make systems that we want to use because the system is constantly reinforcing itself.   We want a system that is not just efficient, but also enjoyable to use.  I know that sounds like something you would never say at work - at THAT IS THE POINT of this podcast.  We design systems to be fufill the self-interests of the organization, but not the system and users of the systems.

Thanks for listening to this episode.  You are the greatest.  I hope this podcast makes you want to listen to the next podcast - it is doesn't, I am not following my own advice.  Thanks!

Dec 14, 2016
PAPod 100 - Special 100th Episode!
20:48

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This episode is the 100th episode of the PreAccident Podcast is a selection of clips from the last 100 episode of the podcast.  These are simply a taste of the journey that we have been on for the last two years.  This has been a lot of fun.  Thank you for being a part of the podcast.  Thank you for your contributions to safety and reliability.  Thank you for your ideas about human performance and system stability.

This episdoe is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Give them a 100th episode shout, would you?  Thanks for listening and be sure to tell your friend to listen and subscribe.  We can't do it 100 times without you.

Dec 10, 2016
Safety Moment - Success is BEST when Shared!
03:28

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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.

Thanks for being on this podcast with me.  It is just you and I.  We are the final two listeners and talkers and we only have each other.  We must make the best of it!

Talk about success.  Learn from success.  Be a Winner!

Dec 07, 2016
PAPod 99 - Sidney Dekker, Heaven, and a Trip to the USA
38:51

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99 episodes published.  Wow!  Can you believe it?  It seems like we just started this podcast and now we are going to climb over 100 episodes and 200,000 listens and growing.  It all seems amazing to me.   

This weeks episode is my friend Sidney Dekker!!!!   He talks about his new book, his newer book, and we end up thinking about doing a workshop or two in the USA.  You Have to Come to One!   

Safety and reliability are really interesting concepts and Sidney digs pretty deeply in to the thinking around these ideas.  Listen carefully - there is much in this episode for you to enjoy and learn.  

This episode is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thanks to them for all they do for the world of safety.  Thanks to you as well.  You are the entire reason Sidney Dekker is on this podcast.  Keep doing what you are doing.  It makes a HUGE difference.

Dec 03, 2016
Safety Moment - If it is emotionally satisfying - Do the opposite
03:38

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This safety moment comes from a HR person who said she learned a long time ago that if punishment feels emotionally satisfying, punishment is not the right thing to do>

That made me start thinking about culture and justice and all the things that make up our constant struggle to make the world a better place.   We know that if we punish to make ourselves feel better about the organiztion that is the wrong thing to do.  I worry that much of what happens is that we make the worker the bad guy in order to shift blame away from who we are as an organization.  That can't be right.

Listen and see what you think!  Remember culture cannot be just - people must be just in order to make a just culture.   

Thanks for listening.  This is a good one!  Go to Itunes and tell the world just how "5 star" you feel...thanks again!

Nov 30, 2016
PAPod 98 - The Learning Team "How To" Episode
59:03

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Special thanks to the WECC Meeting in Salt Lake City for this podcast!!!

This is Stephanie Swindle and Beth Lay - both are HP professionals in the Utility Industry and both are amazing.  This is an All-Girl power podcast on "How To Do Operational Learning at the Worker Level."  You are going to love this podcast.

Talking about learning is very differnt then going out to actually learn and improve.  Here is a conversation/presentation that discusses that very issue.  I promise that this will be a keeper in the annals of podcasting history.

This episode is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thank them for their service.   And thank yo for listening.  You make the podcast a hit.  Without you it is just data.   Ta Ta!!

Nov 26, 2016
Safety Moment - Awareness Overpowers Ignorance
02:58

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Knowing less does not make you smarter.  You don't know what you don't know...and you don't know a lot about your operations...  there is good news!  There are people in your organization that are smarter about how work is done AND they work for you!  

In a part of our ongoing effort to shift the way we see our workers - from problems to be fixed to solutions to be harnessed - this episode is built upon the idea that by simply going out and learning you have a weapon to combat Management Bias...

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  We are the most popular podcast on safety and reliabilty in the world.  Thanks for that.

Nov 23, 2016
PAPod 97 - The Thanksgiving Episode
08:24

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It is that time of year again in the Unitied States.  The time where we sat an entire thursday aside, eat turkey and all the fixins, and become thankful.

This episode of the PreAccident Podcast does the same thing this episode.  We take a day to think about how we also must be thankful.  Special prize at the ending.

Thanks for listening to this episode.  Tell your friends and be ready for some super sweet podcasts in the very near future - hint - it rhymes with mekker.

 

Nov 19, 2016
Safety Moment - Prediction of the Present
03:20
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Safety Moment Alert!  I love this episode and I thought of it doing the last episode.  We don't predict the future - we can't really predict the future worth a crap!  What we can do a much better job at doing is to learn to predict the present.  Knowing what is happening helps us understand what will happen.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go!   Tell your friends and coworkers to listen to this and all the other episodes.  We will slowly change the world.  Yay!
Nov 16, 2016
PAPod 96 - Safety Storytelling - Disastercast
32:41
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Meet Drew Rea, he's a professor at Griffith University in Brisbane.  He is a leading safety thinker, has his own podcast, writes books, speaks at big safety conferences, and is an all-around good guy.   He tells us about the power of story in our safety and operational learning.  
Listen to this episode.  You will lean much and think about new ideas for safety leadership and safety program.   This episode is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thank them for listening.
Nov 12, 2016
Safety Moment - Certain Terms for Uncertain Events
03:48
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This safety moment is pretty ding-dang important.  We must use certain language to describe uncertain outcomes...Because we cannot predict what will happen exactly, we must use the language we use to describe the question in the most specific way we can possibly can.   That is our charge.  That is our job.

This episode is short and sweet, and yet it is very powerful.   Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go!  Tell your friends - tell you coworkers - tell everybody.  Thanks!
Nov 09, 2016
PAPod 95 - Safety, Reliability, and Project Management
28:40
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Welcome Dave Fink and Patrick Morris to this episode of the PreAccident Podcast.  I am so glad to have them with us for this discussion.  I never get the chance to talk to Project people - because they are project people.  Project people almost never have time to sit around a talk.  Major Capitol Projects suck all the attention out of any organization.  They are complex animals.  The demand Attention.

This talk has a focus on leadership and capacity to project work successfully.  You will notice that I have them define success.  It is all about the customer.   

This episode is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.  Thank them if you can for their support!


Nov 05, 2016
Safety Moment - It is not "Just Culture" it is "Just Leadership,"
02:46
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I am pretty convinced that we don't want a just culture.  What we want is a leadership culture that is just.   Think that one over....

I started thinking about the idea that we cannot attach culture to something as amorphous as safety.... it must be true of something just as amorphous as justness...

Enjoy this discussion.   Think about it a bit.


Nov 02, 2016
PAPod 94 - 5300 Workers Fired - 5300 Problems Solved
21:47
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This year, Wells Fargo announced that due to a error in worker judgement 5300 employees were terminated from their employment.  It is clear that there was some rather large problem and that the solution to a large problem is to fire a large amount of "bad" employees.   

I just have one question:  What did they fix?   

Any problem that requires the termination of 5300 workers must be a heck of a problem.  Listen to this episode and see what YOU think?

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Oct 29, 2016
Safety Moment - Is Stop When Unsure A Bad Piece of Advice?
03:47
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What could possibly be wrong with asking worker to stop when unsure?  It seems - I said seems - like such a good and right thing to say to workers...

but is it?

I wonder if we should change this advice to start when sure?  Isn't it easier to know when you are ready to do work and opposed to being psychic enough to know when some surprise event will lead to failure.  
Oct 26, 2016
PAPod 93 - Safety, Risk, and Capacity - Mark McElhaney
37:24
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This weeks episode of the podcast is not just about safety and not just about workplace violence - it is about the meeting point between safety and workplace violence.  This problem is a social problem and a workplace problem - and we have to talk beyond the actual event and discusses the deeper systems weaknesses that are present.

Please listen carefully to this episode.  I found this very informative and instructive.

This episode is sponsored by ORCHSE.com.   Give them a visit and a thanks.


Oct 22, 2016
Safety Moment - Recovery Resilience - Part Three of Three
03:01
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

There are three type of resilience you manage in your organization:  Prevention, Work Execution, and Response.  All three of these are super important and super powerful.  The problem is you have to balance all three at the same time.  This three part Safety Moment podcast discusses these three forms of resilience.   

Thanks for being a part of this podcast.   Invite your friends to join us in this discussion.  The podcasts are free and interesting - every time.   
Oct 19, 2016
PAPod 92 - Pre-Job Boxers of Briefs - Marc Yeston Returns
31:41
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

I love the name of this episode.  Pre-Job boxers or briefs.  This could be my best work yet!

You will also love the way that Marc Yeston thinks about this work and safety activity.  Marc is a leading thinker in how workers think about work, both before execution and after execution.   You will learn much.

Thanks for listening.  You are the best.  Thanks to ORCHSE.com.   Listen and keep listening.
Oct 15, 2016
Safety Moment - Work Execution Resilience - Part Two of Three
02:59
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

There are three type of resilience you manage in your organization:  Prevention, Work Execution, and Response.  All three of these are super important and super powerful.  The problem is you have to balance all three at the same time.  This three part Safety Moment podcast discusses these three forms of resilience.   

Thanks for being a part of this podcast.   Invite your friends to join us in this discussion.  The podcasts are free and interesting - every time.   
Oct 12, 2016
PAPod 91 - Safety on the High Seas
25:43
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

This episode is super interesting.  Our field reporter, Bob Edwards, interview a crew of a large petroleum tanker about how safety happens at sea and at port.  You will love the way these guys talk about managing safe and reliable operations ALL the time.  These workers are experienced professionals both at the work they do and at the way they perform safety.  To top all of this off, this crew manages three types of safety:  Industrial Safety, Maritime Safety, and Process Safety.   

Thanks for listening to this podcast episode.  It is a great episode.  You will listen again and again.  Thanks for listening and thanks to ORCHSE.com.
Oct 08, 2016
Safety Moment - Prevention Resilience - Part One of Three
03:14
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

There are three type of resilience you manage in your organization:  Prevention, Work Execution, and Response.  All three of these are super important and super powerful.  The problem is you have to balance all three at the same time.  This three part Safety Moment podcast discusses these three forms of resilience.   

Thanks for being a part of this podcast.   Invite your friends to join us in this discussion.  The podcasts are free and interesting - every time.   
Oct 05, 2016
PAPod 90 - Rodney Grieve tells us about leadership
35:10
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

Rodney and I met a bunch of years ago after I spoke at a conference.  It was a world-wind friendship, we both think the same way about our work.  Rodney works with leaders about the way they lead.  He is sharp and fun.  You will love this podcast.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go!  THANKS TO ORCHSE.COM they have really helped the podcast out.  See you in a couple days.
Oct 01, 2016
Safety Moment - How We React - Matters (a lot)
04:07
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

You know it.  I know it. The world needs to know it.  How leaders react to failure within their organizations matters greatly.  In fact, how leaders react may be everything.  Curious leaders want to learn and improve.  Leaders who believe they know tend to blame and punish.  It is as easy as being interested that changes the way leaders react.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Thanks to ORCHSE.com for all your help.  Give them a look at their website and tell them a big Podcast THANK YOU!
Sep 28, 2016
PAPod 89 - One Company's Journey - so far...
29:56
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

The best part of the podcast is the chance to talk with organizations that are actually out in the world doing this work.  Using New Safety to make a difference for real workers doing real work.  Marcie and Terry talk to use about the Journey of Mississippi Lime - a bright, shinning star of safety in a world of hazard and risk.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go.  Thanks also to ORCHSE.com and to Mississippi Lime.  See you next podcast.
Sep 24, 2016
Safety Moment - Hazards are Fluid - Those Babies Move!
03:07
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

There is a belief that hazard are stable and that if we were simply able to identify all of the hazards and then take care of those hazards we should not ever have an accident.  That is just wrong.

Our workers discover new hazards, hazards that we did not see or think about, all the time.  

Thanks for listening to this safety moment.  It is fun to have you on the brain train.
Sep 21, 2016
PAPod 88 - Edgar Schein - The Father of Organizational Culture Speaks
37:00
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives, Safety Culture, Organizational Culture, Culture Studies, Safety Culture Surveys

OK!   In the podcast world there are guests and then there are GUESTS.  The bigger the name the bigger the "GET."  I would have never dreamt that I would have Edgar Schein on our little PreAccident Podcast.  Never in a million years!  And yet...

Here is Dr. Edgar Schein, Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.  This discussion is remarkable because Dr. Schein talks about his reluctant entry in to the world of safety culture and the new view.  His comment is, "I did not choose safety.  Safety choose me."  This conversation is interesting, challenging, and remarkable.  I know you will find this an important podcast.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Special Thanks to our sponsor for this important episode, ORCHSE.COM.   Tell your friends and keep listening.   You make the podcast go!


 


Sep 17, 2016
Safety Moment - Fundamental Attribution Error
04:40
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

Today's Safety Podcast Moment is meant to introduce what I think is one of the biggest barriers to the diffusion of New Safety ideas.   Fundamental Attribution Errors happen all the time.  You might say these bias are built-in to the human condition.   We always search for someone or something to blame... and this is the fancy-pants word for this search.

Listen to this carefully.....and thank you for being a part of this podcast.  You make the podcast go.   Tell your friends and write us a review.   

See you next time.
Sep 14, 2016
PAPod 87 - Twin Podcast - Kicking Boxes with Randy
31:31
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

This episode of the PreAccident podcast is a double treat.  I did a podcast for Randy Cadiaux and while I was doing his podcast I recorded it to share with you guys.  It was a two for one, efficient and safe...I saved time and you get to see how the other half lives.  Randy is a top-notch safety guy with a background in Crew Resource Management CRM.  He is super experienced and quite amazing at the work he does.

Our conversation is about the work we all do in general.  It is a fun conversation.  I think you will like it.  Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the show go!!
Sep 10, 2016
Safety Moment - Organizations Close to the Edge
02:25
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

The very best team you have in your organization co-exists with the very worst team in your organization.  Teams that are operating close to the control limit have a BIG problem - that problem is they look just like teams that are not close to the control limit edge.  

This safety moment introduces this idea.  Think about it for a couple of minutes.... now what are you going to do?

Thanks for listening to this and to all the podcasts.  You make the show go.
Sep 07, 2016
PAPod 86 - Debate on Human Error - All Star Cast!!!!
47:48
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

What happens when you put 5 people with strong opinions about human error on the same podcast?   This episode is what happens.   Get ready!  This is a ride....

Tony Muschara, Ivan Pupilidy, Bob Edwards, Bill Rigot, and Me....all sit around and talk about error...three engineers and two social-scientist.... walk in to a bar.... and say ouch that was an error.

Enjoy this one.  It was fun to make.


Sep 03, 2016
Safety Moment - Traveling Far
02:19
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives
This is taken from recent television...but I am so glad I listened.   If you want to go fast travel alone...if you want to go far travel together.    

Could any one statement be a better description of the New View?  We must include the workers.  The workers are not the problem...the workers are our travel mates.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make these little shows go.  Tell your friends.
Aug 31, 2016
PAPod 85 - Barry Boswell - A Senior Executive Talks About the New View
23:11
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

Barry is the Senior Vice President for Generation for Luminant Energy.  He grew up in the power industry-he pretty much has done everything you could do (or lead) at a power plant.  That is what  makes this episode so interesting...plus the fact that he is such a great human being.  Barry is one of the nicest and best leaders I have ever had the pleasure to work beside and with...

You will love this podcast.  Listen carefully and have a great time.  Thanks for listening.  Tell your friends.
Aug 27, 2016
Safety Moment - Workers Complete the System Design
02:00
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives
The best plans in the world  are always finished by the worker.  All systems are always completed by the users...and always completed by the worker... don't forget that.  It  is important.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast...tell your friends and subscribe to the podcast.


Aug 24, 2016
PAPod 84 - Marc Yeston LIVE! at HPRCT
45:29
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

What can I say about Marc?  He's amazing.  He's smart.  He's super experienced.  He is a great leader.  He is fun at a party.  He has managed more high-risk work then you have...and I really mean that...way more.

This is Marc's presentation at HPRCT 2016...He killed it by talking about the power of planning work in order to create capacity.   Need I say more?   I just have one comment to make sure you listen to this episode.  Marc asked how much longer he had during his presentation and a participant from the audience yelled out: "the rest of the meeting!"  THAT IS HIGH PRAISE.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and right a review on iTunes.  Thanks
Aug 20, 2016
Safety Moment - Instructions for Building Trust
02:58
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

Remember these words:  Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Trust is given freely until it must be earned.   This little discussion talks about that very issue...we trust people until they give us a reason to not trust them.

Thanks for listening.  You make the podcast go.  Enjoy this episode.
Aug 17, 2016
PAPod 83 - Andrea Baker - New View Practitioner - Europe and Beyond
28:04
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives
Andrea is a New View teacher, practitioner, guide, leader, and student - all at the same time - and she does it in about 10 languages.  I could not wait to talk to her about her journey and what she is constantly learning and teaching.  

If you are an "APPLIED USER" of the new view....this episode is just for you.  You can't not learn a bunch about what we do.   She is great and fun.  I liked this podcast a bunch!

Thanks for listening and being a part of the fastest growing podcast on earth.   Tell your friends.
Aug 13, 2016
Safety Moment - Rewarding A while hoping for B
03:37
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives

In 1995, Steven Kerr wrote an article that has become a "standard" in the business executive reading list.  It is a great little discussion about how we create incentives in our worlds.

He starts we the idea that our systems our "Fouled Up."  I think he is right on target.  We reward something while expecting other things...and we do it all the time.  Listen to this and see what you think?

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this baby go.  Tell your friends.
Aug 10, 2016
PAPod 82 - Hampton Sides - One of my favorite Authors
36:39
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Southwest History, Kit Carson

This episode is like a big dish of ice cream.  It has no safety-nutritiional value, but it is super fun to enjoy.

HAMPTON SIDES is best-known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. He is the author of the bestselling histories Ghost SoldiersBlood and ThunderHellhound On His Trail, and, most recently, In the Kingdom of Ice, which recounts the heroic polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette during the Gilded Age.

Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside and a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other magazines. His journalistic work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.

His book, Hellhound On His Trail (Doubleday, April 2010), is about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and the international manhunt for assassin James Earl Ray. The book was the basis for the acclaimed documentary, Roads to Memphis (on the PBS show, The American Experience), for which Hampton served as historical consultant.


Aug 06, 2016
Safety Moment - Signal Strength
02:56
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering

Everything is about signal strength.  A cross-walk that is too short to make it all the way across the road has bad signal strength.   A door that pushes when it looks like it should pull has poor signal strength.  A light-switch that is in an odd place had unusual signal strength.  Everything is about signal strength.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this program a success.  Keep listening.
Aug 03, 2016
PAPod 81 - Bob Nelms - Failsafe Networks and RCA
28:20

Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence


Bob is a degreed Aerospace Engineer, having graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970. He worked at McDonnell Douglas as an Aeronautical Loads Engineer on the F4 Phantom Fighter until 1973, then became employed at Allied Chemical's Nylon plant in Chesterfield, Virginia --an internationally recognized leader in Manufacturing Reliability at the time. Nelms eventually became part of Allied's Corporate Reliability Center, where he concentrated his attention on Failure Analysis until the Center was disbanded in 1986 -- whence he formed Failsafe.
 
His professional work initially focused on the physical causes of machinery failure. He developed an expertise in experimental stress analysis, including strain gage and photoelasticity studies. He also became involved in probabilistic reliability studies, including Weibull and other statistical analysis methods. But his passion emerged when it became obvious to him that human beings cause all physical failure. Since 1996, Bob has devoted most of his time trying to clarify the sensitive human issues at the root of all failure.

 

Jul 30, 2016
Safety Moment - Tell Safety Success Stories - Talk about safety that works!
03:23
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering

We all have fallen for this trap.  We talk about the stuff that is bad.  We present accidents and near misses in the hopes that workers will learn and be better...in a way we want to deter your accident by scaring you with someone else's accident.  It does not really work, but hey when has that ever stopped us.  Bet you a dollar you can find Heinrich's Pyramid someplace in your plant - worse yet - I'll bet you can find somebody that believes if you have 300 sprained ankles the nest event will be a death.

Let's talk about what works.  Let's talk about where our safety programs and controls are working.  Let's tell stories of how we are getting better and better.  Let's talk about where we have failed safely.

Thanks for listening.  You make the podcast go
Jul 27, 2016
PAPod 80 - David Woods: A Scholar Looks Ahead - Part 2
23:03
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering

OK Stop... if you have not heard PAPod 79 go back and listen now.  The background will make PAPod 80 sing like a beautiful opera singer...and make the world a better place.

This is the look ahead from David Woods.  This is the best discussion of the idea of "Graceful Extensibility" I have ever heard.  You will love it.  

Thanks for listening and subscribing.  Tell your friends.  I am sure you are getting your money's worth -  The last several podcasts alone have changed my life.  Thanks again.
Jul 23, 2016
Safety Moment - Stop Work Authority is a Prevention Tool NOT a Barrier
03:02
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering
This will not make me popular...but dammit, I am right on this one.  We have to stop thinking about the "Stop Work Authority" we all give our workers like it is some kind of control or barrier.  IT IS NOT!!!

At best it is a prevention tool, but mostly it is used retrospectively to blame workers for failing to stop.

Enjoy this podcast.  I am sure I will get some tomatoes thrown against my house.  Thanks for listening.  Tell your friends and subscribe... More people are always better.
Jul 20, 2016
PAPod 79 - David Woods: The History of the New View - Part 1
42:48
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering

This is part one of a two-part episode.  This is an interview with David Woods, The Ohio State University and father in some (or much) parts of the contemporary New View.  I adore this man on so many levels and so will you - I promise - love him.

This podcast will talk about the early days and the early thinking of how this move towards the new view happened.  It is smart and short, fast and deep, and most of all fun and interesting.

Thanks for listening.  Tell your friends.  This one is important.  Listen several times..
Jul 16, 2016
Safety Moment - Even Good Systems Have Limits
04:33
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

The best systems in the world have limits.  The best systems in the world fail.  You cannot or will not ever make a system that will be perfect.  Stop thinking like that.  It makes you look dumb when something bad happens in your organization.

What you manage are the limits of the system.  What you manage are the margins.  What you manage is the systems ability to fail and not explode...

Thanks for listening.  Isn't this getting fun.  I love typing all of these notes - I am sure nobody reads them - but if you do and you send me an email.  I will talk about you on the podcast.  Thanks again!
Jul 13, 2016
PAPod 78 - Chaos Monkeys - Adrian Cockcroft
34:27
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

I could not wait for this podcast to hit the streets.  This podcast is thoughtful, smart, forward-looking, and super interesting.  In short, I love this episode.  Please meet Adrian Cockcroft...I will grab a bio...he's done everything.  Listen to this twice.   Thanks for being a part of the podcast.

Mr. Adrian Cockcroft has been a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures since 2014. He joined the firm in 2013 and focuses on IT Infrastructure. Mr. Cockcroft advises Battery on technology trends and issues, help with deal sourcing and due-diligence and speak at events around the globe. He served as a Chief Architect and Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, Inc. He joined the Netflix in 2007. Mr. Cockcroft directed a team, and responsible for research and development of scalable personalized web architectures. Prior to Netflix, he joined eBay in 2004, where he initially worked in Operations Architecture, investigating new platforms and providing guidance to the capacity planning groups at eBay and PayPal. As a founding member of eBay Research Labs in 2005, Mr. Cockcroft helped define the initial strategy for the Labs and an Innovation Forum. Prior to eBay, he spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems, became a Distinguished Engineer in 1999, and served as Chief Architect and Product Boss for Sun's High Performance Technical Computing business Unit. During this time he also served as the on-site capacity planning consultant for the Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He filed two patents on capacity planning techniques while at Sun, and four patents related to peer to peer marketplaces while at eBay. Mr. Cockcroft has consulted on architecture, scalability and performance for the Bebo.com social network, and is an advisory board member at Holocosmos. Mr. Cockcroft serves as Member of Advisory Board at Infovell, Inc. and DeepDyve, Inc. Mr. Cockcroft is best known as the author of four books including Sun Performance and Tuning (2 editions); Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Internet Services. He was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He graduated from The City University, London with a B.SC in Applied Physics and Electronics.  (Bloomberg)
Jul 09, 2016
Safety Moment - Cardinal Rules are not so Cardinal
07:05
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

What could be better then 8 or 9 or 6 very clear rules that must be followed?  It is brilliant!  It is so simple!  It makes safety easy for the workers - simple never break one of these rules and you will never have an accident.

Who the hell made that up?  That is not only naive and simple, but I think it actually makes management of reliable organizations difficult and unsuccessful.   

Perhaps we could use that same list to manage controls?  Now that makes more sense.   

Thanks for listening.   You make the podcast go.  Keep it up and tell your friends.
Jul 06, 2016
PAPod 77 - Expertise and Capacity - Hello Ron Gantt!
30:36
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence
Ron Gantt is the Vice President of SCM Safety. He has over 15 years of experience in the safety field. Ron has earned his Masters of Engineering in Advance Safety Engineering and Management and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to his academic achievements Ron is also a Certified Safety Professional, an Associate Risk Manager and a Certified Environmental, Safety, and Health Trainer. Ron was awarded the 2013 Rising Star of Safety from the National Safety Council and the Young Talent Participant from the Resilience Engineering Association in 2015. Ron specializes in working towards creating noticeable change in the safety field by working with clients to enhance their safety leadership, safety management systems, regulatory compliance and organizational learning. In his free time Ron enjoys spending time with his wife and their 4 dogs, watching movies and learning new things.
Jul 02, 2016
Safety Moment - Frequency and Severity
02:27
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

What does the New View do?   We constantly are working at reducing the frequency and severity of events in our organizations.   It is as simple as that.

We don't reduce human error.  We really can't.

We don't write perfect procedures.  We don't know how.

We don't have perfect equipment.  That is not possible.

What we do is reduce the frequency and severity of events.   Thanks for listening.
Jun 29, 2016
PAPod 76 - It is not "If" but "When" - Steve Scott on Controls
32:20
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence
This PreAccident Podcast is AMAZING.  Listen carefully to Steve Scott.  Steve is the International HP Advisor for a "major company."  Where he works is not nearly important and what he is doing and how he is thinking.  He is out on the edge of the conceptual struggle between prevention and response.

If you manage reliable operations - anywhere - you have to listen to this podcast.   I think this podcast will change the way you think about doing your work.  It is that good.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.   You make this podcast a success.
Jun 25, 2016
Safety Moment - On Probability
03:56
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

How much do you really know about probability?  Would you be angry if I told you that your stoplight chart to determine probability is wrong.  Events either happen or don't happen...there is no in-between...none, zero, nada, zip, zilch, nil, zero.   

All the time we spend guessing how likely it is an event will happen is not very valuable to our workers or our organization.  We know, and have known for a long time, that workers don't really accurately guess probability.   I think I am safe.  I am not sure you are safe.  Both ideas are wrong.

Listen and enjoy.  Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are such a huge part of the success!!!  Thanks.
Jun 22, 2016
PAPod 75 - Simple, Complicated, and Complex - Ivan Pupilidy
34:03
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

OK...Hold on for this episode.  It is a great discussion about how organization's learn from themselves.  The most important thing we do is help translate our operational learnings in to operational success and Ivan is THE EXPERT in this world.  If you don't learn something from this podcast, there is no supper for you!!!

Ivan talks in his warm and friendly way about how we think about learning.   He makes a strong case that we have to understand what has happened in order to best understand how to learn.  HIs logic is smart, funny, and super effective.   

Thanks for listening.  Listen twice for sure!  This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  Thanks!
Jun 18, 2016
Safety Moment - Rumble Strips
03:54
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This safety moment is by request...no actually by about a million requests.  This is a whole safety moment on my personal favorite safeguard, barrier, defense, you name it.  This safety moment is about rumble strips.    

Rumble strips are an excellent way to talk about how must create and manage systems that don't deny human error.   We don't drive error out of our organizations.  We build error in to our systems and processes.  We build systems that are able to handle variability from human operators - because we constantly have variability from human operators.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends and use this and all the episodes to make the world a better place.   Thanks!
Jun 15, 2016
PAPod 74 - New View Safety - Senior Leaders Saga - Superior Industries
33:12
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

This episode is an interview with not one, but two Senior Managers who are in the process of moving their companies towards a new view of performance, safety, operations, and learning.

Meet Paul and Dave Schmidgall.  These guys openly and honestly talk about their journey at Superior Industries.  Bob Edwards did a great job getting this interview.  

Enjoy and learn from this.  It is great to hear these guys talk so openly about this work.  I learned much.  So will you.

This episode is sponsored by Safety On The Edge, Atlanta, GA, June 28, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
Safety Moment - Graceful Exstensibility
03:17
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

I was sitting around one afternoon talking to a group of friends.  We were chatting about resilience and reliability, safety and DevOps...you can maybe guess where we were.   David Woods told a story about always having "one more orbit around the earth" and how NASA looked at the idea of recoverability.

I was listening carefully because I struggle with what to call what we do....do we help add defenses and controls, safeguards and barriers, or do we give the organization capacity to fail safely?  In a way, a very real way, what we do is try to give workers "one more orbit around the work."  

That's when the great Dr. Woods said these words, "Graceful Exstensibility!"  That is what we want....now how do we do it?

Thanks for listen to the podcast.  You are making this baby go!
Jun 08, 2016
PAPod 73 - An Over-Emphasis on Prevention?
21:08
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

OK.  Fasten your seat belts...I am about to say something that I never imagined I would ever say.  We are putting too much emphasis on prevention.  So much emphasis that we are not managing safeguards and controls very well.  We have talked ourselves in to believing that every accident can be prevented.  We have sold this idea to people so well that they actually believe it.   

The problem is when a bad thing happens - our workers are caught with their symbolic pants down.   Think of the automotive industry, think of all the defenses that are in a new car, and ask yourself this questions, "Should we be asking drivers not to crash, or managing the outcomes of the crashes we know will happen?"

Thanks for listening to the podcast.    This is sponsored by Safety On The Edge in Atlanta, Ga - June 29.
Jun 04, 2016
Safety Moment - Time to Think and Time to Work - They're Different You Know
03:16
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

There are two different times for workers.  There is time to think.  There is time to act.  You don't really do these two functions at the same time.  When we don't give time to do one or the other of these times...reliability suffers and suffers greatly.

This episode is very interesting and very important.  Listen carefully and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are a huge part of this little experiment's success.

Jun 01, 2016
PAPod 72 - Where LEAN and THE NEW VIEW intersect. Catherine Warner
24:46
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

This week's PreAccident Podcast episode is all about the place where manufacturing and reliability meet...and it is so much bigger than quality, safety, production, and operations.

Catherine Warner is a Senior Safety Leader in manufacturing and brings to the podcast microphone a depth and understanding of what it is like to shift thinking towards managing success through reliability.  You will get much value from this podcast.

Thanks for listening and enjoy this episode.  This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.   
May 28, 2016
Safety Moment - Climbing Everest with Bob Fitzgerald
02:50
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

Bob is a long time safety thinker and leader.  His approach to safety is a bit different then most people.  Bob discusses how he thinks about his role and shares how you might think about your role as a safety person.   

This is a great safety moment.  Think how about how you view yourself.  Success is only ours when other succeed.   That seems like an important thought.  

Thanks Bob...and thank you for being a part of the PreAccident Podcast.  It only works because you listen.  
May 25, 2016
PAPod 71 - BA Flight 038 - Failing Successfully Matters! Peter Burkill
01:03:24
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

This episode is a gift from Oil and Gas Denmark.  Peter Burkill was the pilot of the ill-fated BA 038.  He has a story to tell and does he ever tell it.   Listen carefully, there is much here.

British Airways Flight 38 (call sign Speedbird 38) is a scheduled flight operated by British Airways from Beijing, China to London, United Kingdom. On 17 January 2008, local time 12:32 GMT, the Boeing 777 used for the flight, having completed the 8,100-kilometre (4,400 nmi; 5,000 mi) trip, crash landed just short of the runway at its destination.[1][2][3] There were no fatalities but from the 152 people on board, 47 people sustained injuries, one of them serious.[4] The 150-tonne aircraft was the first Boeing 777-200ER to be written off in the model's history,[5][6] and the first hull loss of any Boeing 777.  (wikipedia)


This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.  Thanks to them
May 21, 2016
Safety Moment - Investigations Learn and Corrective Actions Fix
03:02
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence
This is the most important safety moment in a while.  

As goofy as this sounds - we tend to think of an investigation as a "fix."  Investigations are never fixes...investigations are done for one reason:  To learn and improve (that seems like two reasons - just go with it).   

Corrective actions fix.     Corrective actions are the result of learning.  Stop saying your company investigates in order to stop re-occurance... that is wrong. 

Thanks for listening.
May 18, 2016
PAPod 70 - Lawyers, Risk, and New View Safety - Charlie Madison
31:00
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

Today's episode is a discussion between Legal and Safety...Something that I try to normally avoid - because it never goes quite the way I want it to go.  But today is different, this conversation goes really, really well.  What a surprise!

We have to learn to invite Legal to the table earlier in our movement an process towards the new view.  It is time to know that if we talk to Legal about what we are doing in prevention - they are much better prepared to have conversations when we have to manage a failure.   Makes Sense...

This podcast is sponsored by SafeMap.     Thanks for listening and being a part of this community!
May 14, 2016
Special Promotion - LIVE PODCAST AT HPRCT CONFERENCE
03:20
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning
HPRCT Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado still has plenty of room for YOU!!!

And to make things more interesting, We are going to do a LIVE PODCAST of the PreAccident Podcast form Colorado Springs during the conference.  More importantly, You are invited to be a part of the action.

There is still time and there is great professional development opportunity at this conference.  If you can make it happen, this is the year to show your support.  Thanks for listening to the Podcast and please think about being a part of the action.
May 13, 2016
Safety Moment - Expertise exists at every level of the organization
03:50
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning
This safety moment just reminds us that expertise is everywhere in your organization.  You are not the sole owner of good ideas.  You don't really know how work is done.  You don't have a lock on operational knowledge.

The workers have an expertise that you can never have.  User of your systems know things about your systems you simply don't know.   

Knowing this makes life better.  Listen to this episode and enjoy!  Thanks for making the podcast great!
May 11, 2016
PAPod 69 - The New View of Safety - Zach Woods and Mike Rayo
27:02
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

Lets here from some of the millennial voices that are thinking about safety.  These voices are fresh and new and not encumbered by years and years of the old view making its way in to the thinking and actions about safety.

The language is changing - the language is moving from safety to resilience, from enforcement to reliability, the world is getting smarter and we are getting better.   Mike and Zach are young thinkers from The Ohio State University school of thought.  You will like this podcast.  

This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com   Thanks for listening!
May 07, 2016
Safety Moment - Humans have a bias towards optimism
03:45
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

We believe we can do it!   

Humans have an unyielding bias toward success.  I would suggest this bias is what has kept us alive as a species and had led to much success and improvement.  It is not a bad thing.

It does make thinking about risk a bit complicated and tricky.   

Enjoy this episode.  I think you make the podcast a hit.  Thanks for listening.
May 04, 2016
PAPod 68 - Tony Muschara LIVE at NERC 2016
39:55
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

Tony Muschara gave a great presentation at NERC 2016.  He knocked it out of the park.  I thought your should hear this presentation.  I asked and got permission to share this with all of you!  

NERC is the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.  The conference they have every year is a great one!  Check them out.

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  Thanks for making the podcast go.
Apr 30, 2016
Safety Moment - Tacit V Explicit Knowledge: Battle Royal!
04:36
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

One of the most interesting parts about being human is this:  The stuff you know you know, the stuff you don't know, the stuff you don't know you know, and the stuff you will never know.   This is a tiny bit Donald Rumfeildian, I know, but the difference between the stuff you know and can talk about and the stuff you know and can't talk about is quite amazing.

Listen to this podcast.   It will make you think!  Thanks for making the podcast a hit.  It is sure fun to go on this ride with you.   
Apr 27, 2016
PAPod 67 - Utilities, Power, and Human Performance - Stephanie Swindle
19:21
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

Stephanie Swindle is the HU Program Lead for Georgia Power - Southern Company.  She is smart, experienced, fun, and has much to share.  Bob Edwards talked to her in the field and you get to listen to this very conversation.  I know you will like it.  

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have made this podcast the most popular safety podcast in the world.  Thanks!
Apr 23, 2016
Safety Moment - Luck Has Nothing To Do With Safety
03:28
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence
Stop saying we got lucky and start figuring out what safeguards worked and what safeguards failed.  I promise you will be smarter.  Don't we all want to be smarter?

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this baby go!!!!
Apr 20, 2016
PAPod 66 - A Discussion on Human Error
27:29
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience, Safety II, 
Human Error is so normal it is boring and uninteresting.   Human Error is never causal.  Human Error is misunderstood.   Human error is used incorrectly in safety learning and corrective action planning.

What do we do with all this information?  Listen to this episode of the PreAccident Podcast and see what you think. 

This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  Thanks to you for making the podcast a hit.  Could not do it without you.
Apr 16, 2016
Safety Moment - Data Happens Post Decision
04:30
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This discussion is pretty important.  You always know more after an event happens.  That sounds pretty obvious...and everything is obvious after it happens...but, we forget this in our organizations.  You don't know what will happen until you do the thing you are contemplating.  

Thanks for listing to the podcast.  You make the podcast go.

Apr 13, 2016
PAPod 65 - Why is running hurdles like doing work? Lincoln Eldridge
32:32
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

Meet Lincoln Eldridge.  Lincoln is the featured interview on this weeks PreAccident Podcast.  Lincoln is an accomplished Safety Specialist offering an outstanding performance record driving transformation of organizational safety cultures within the resources and energy sectors. Global experience in resource sites across USA, Canada and Australasia, leading and supporting organisations such as BHPBilliton, Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, Aker Kvaerner, Boeing and Ergon Energy in strategic safety directives, safety performance acceleration and workforce engagement. A consummate leader known for capacity to engage at all levels to produce organisation-wide zero harm commitment. Exceptional research, analytical, and facilitation skills and able to partner with staff from the boardroom to the mine floor.

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.com
Apr 09, 2016
Safety Moment - What got you here...won't get you there!
02:21
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning

What got you this far... which is great and good and super... won't get you to the next level.  If you wan't a different outcome, you must do something different.

This Safety Moment talks about this very idea.    Listen carefully.  You just might learn something new.

Thanks for making the podcast go.  You are the reason this podcast exists.
Apr 06, 2016
PAPod 64 - The Learning Team Coaching Sessions Episode
32:44
Safety Podcast, New Safety, Safety Learning, Human Performance, Safety II, Operational Learning
So many people have asked about using Safety Learning Teams as a part of moving their organization towards the new view.  It was past time to do an episode of the Podcast on Learning Teams.   This episode features the power of using worker to both problem identify and problem solve.

Learning teams are a great way to engage workers, the folks who really know how the work is actually done, in identification of what the problem is (management is almost always wrong in problem identification) and solution identification and prioritization.  

Enjoy this episode.  You make it all happen.  We have broken 100,000 downloads and are still going strong. 

This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.   Thanks for listening
Apr 02, 2016
Special Product Announcement: A new way to deliver procedures
01:58
Safety Podcast, Safety Learning, High Reliability, April Fools, Human Performance, Safety II, New View Safety, Safety Leadership
It is now possible to beam procedures directly in to the head of the worker doing the work.  Imagine all the time and money that will be saved on writing, producing, printing, and distributing procedures when you have the ability to simply beam the procedure directly in to the head of the worker.

Think about it?
Apr 01, 2016
Safety Moment - Leadership Requirements
03:59
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

What are the requirements for Leadership in the world of Safety Differently?    

Interested?  Listen and see what this safety moment has to say on this topic...

Thanks for listening.  You guys are the best!!
Mar 30, 2016
PAPod 63 - Leading Safety in the New View - John Alspaw and Bob Edwards
26:39
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

What does it take to be a New View Safety Leader?  Listen as Todd, John, and Bob talk about safety leadership for high reliability.  You will be surprised how much leadership is expected to perform differently in a New View organization.

This episode is sponsored by ULWHS.com.  Visit their webpage to check them out.

Enjoy this podcast.  I think this discussion is just beginning...
Mar 26, 2016
Safety Moment - Humans are more comfortable with culpability then chaos
03:17
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

Why is it that we are more satisfied and comfortable with blame over the idea that bad things can happen in our organizations?  This Operational Excellence moment introduces this discussion to our community. We really do not want people to feel uncertainty, we really don't like chaos, we drive the unknown out of our thinking...all in favor of blame and punishment...and we have done if since history began writing itself.  

Think this over and thank you for being a part of this podcast.  You make the podcast interesting and popular.   Could not do it without you!
Mar 23, 2016
PAPod 62 - The HPRCT Interview - Should I stay or should I go? Survey Says, "Go."
30:25
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This week's  podcast episode is an interview about the HPRCT meeting to be held in Colorado Springs this summer.  Todd and Charles talk about the conference.  What is this year about?  Why should anybody go?  What does HPRCT mean?  What can I expect to get from attending this conference?

Enjoy this discussion and maybe we will see you in Colorado Springs!

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.com.   Drop by their website and see what they have to offer.
Mar 19, 2016
Safety Moment - The Plural of Anecdote is Data
02:45
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This weeks safety moment discusses the notion that if we see the same outcomes over and over - we may have a trend in our systems, not a bunch of individual stupid choices.     

Listen to this one carefully.  There is much to think about here.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go!!!
Mar 16, 2016
PAPod 61 - The Functionally Stupid Episode
20:23
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

This weeks episode features a interview from the web with Professor Mats Alvesson.  Professor Alvesson is from the School of Business at the University of Queensland in Australia.   Professor Alvesson talks about the idea of "Functionally Stupid" and our expectations from worker in our organizations.  You can find more about Professor Alvesson at https://www.business.uq.edu.au/staff/publications/mats-alvesson

Do we want our workers to be stupid or mindful?   Listen and decided what you think.  

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.com.   Stop by their website and check them out.
Mar 12, 2016
Safety Moment - Success is a Bad Teacher
02:43
Safety Moment, Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Safety Learning, Safety Programs, Safety II
Success is a bad teacher.  Full Stop!!!

When our systems are stable, our systems require less of our attention - not more attention.   In many ways the enemy of safety is stability... When nothing happens there is nothing to notice.   

This episode of the Podcast is on this very topic.  Listen and see what you think?

Thanks for making this podcast the fastest growing safety podcast on the surface of the earth.  You make the pod cast go....
Mar 09, 2016
PAPod 60 - Safety Professionals and The Shift to the New View
27:18
Safety Leadership, Human Performance, New View Safety, Organizational Change, Safety II, Safety Differently

Meet Marcie Frazier.  You will love her.  She is a National Director of Safety for a rather large mining organization.  She is quick witted, funny, and full of energy.  She is also in the middle of shifting an organization towards the new view - after a large event.   

This episode is a great conversation that Todd and Marcie had about her journey to the new ideas and processes that make-up Safety Differently.

Your feedback has told me that some of your favorite episodes are the one's where normal safety folks talk about their journey.  This episode is exactly that...enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by UL WHS.  Go to ULWHS.com for more information and thanks.
Mar 05, 2016
Safety Moment - Sidney Dekker on Why Things Go Wrong
04:58
Safety Podcast, Safety Moment, Operational Excellence, Human Performance, Safety Differently, New View of Safety,

This safety moment is a great introduction to the new view of safety by the great Sidney Dekker.  I have been looking for the perfect little elevator speech on what we do and how we think.  I found it at Griffith University and a promotional overview of "Safety Differently."

Enjoy this little safety moment.  I know I did.  It is good for us to go back and remind ourselves of the first principles of the new view.   

Thanks for making this podcast the fastest growing safety podcast on the web.  We are in the "Top 10 Podcasts for Government and Organizations" thanks entirely to you.  Keep listening and tell your friends.   Cheers!
Mar 02, 2016
Safety Moment - BONUS -L8MM
02:43
Safety Podcast, Safety Moment, Safety Differently, Human Performance, Operational Excellence.

L8MM.

Enough Said. Short, sweet, and incredibly effective.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have made this podcast a "Top 10 Podcast in Government and Organizations."  Way to Go!!!
Feb 29, 2016
PAPod 59 - There are no easy answers to hard problems - Bill Rigot and Todd talk about investigations
36:21
Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence

Bill Rigot and Todd sit down to talk about investigations.  This topic has gotten a lot of interest and this is the first of a series of podcasts that will talk about investigating a failure.  During this conversation the idea that Occam's Razor might not be true in the new view.  More information, less overly-simplified information, is better.

Investigations are an art form - not a science.  Talking about the art of investigation is probably the best way to understand investigations in Safety II - the new view.

This podcast is sponsored by UL-WHS.  Go to UL-WHS.com for more information and to thank them.  Thank you for being a part of this podcast.  Can't do it without you!
Feb 27, 2016
Safety Moment - Death-Proof Cars?
03:26
Safety Podcast, Safety Moment, Operational Excellence, Safety, Human Performance, New View Safety, Safety II

Volvo announced last month that by the year 2020 it will be impossible to die in their sedans and cross-over vehicles.   That is a bold statement.   Could they be right?  Well, nobody had died in one of their vehicles since 2011...perhaps the question should be "have they done it already?"

This safety moment challenges the way we are looking at Fatality and Serious Incident prevention.  I think we are looking at this problem wrong.  What do you think?

Thanks for listening.  You make this podcast go.  Tell your friends.
Feb 24, 2016
PAPod 58 - Todd's Slovenia HRO Conference talk
33:26
Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, Safety Culture, Human Performance, High Reliability, Safety

Last year a meeting was held in Slovenia on High Reliability and New View Safety.  I was lucky enough to be invited to give a presentation at this meeting.  

Our friend Jim Howe recorded the presentation and with much encouragement asked me to put it on the Podcast so you could hear it.  See what you think?

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are helping to make this podcast the fastest growing safety podcast on the web.

This podcast is sponsored by UAWHS.com.  Visit their site and say thanks.
Feb 20, 2016
Safety Moment - Blame vs. Understanding
02:22
Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, New View Safety, Safety Culture, Operational Excellence, Safety Moment, Human Performance, Safety

As amazing as this sounds, I think these two values (blame and understanding) are exact opposites.  In fact if you choose one of these - you cannot choose the other one.  You will have to decide for yourself if you think this idea is correct.

One way to do that is to enjoy this weeks safety moment.  See what you think?

Thanks for listening and being a part of the podcast.  You make the podcast go.
Feb 17, 2016
PAPod 57 - System Reliability - John Allspaw
46:33
Safety Podcast, Devops, Safety Culture, Safety Differently, Safety Leadership, New View Safety, Organizational Change, Operational Excellence, Safety, Reliability

So this podcast episode is one I have been looking forward to doing for almost a year.  When the podcast first started a person "tweeted" an episode on being wrong...and suddenly dozens of people were asking me about John Allspaw.  

John has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon.com, InfoWorld.com, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now the CTO at Etsy, and is the author of "The Art of Capacity Planning" and "Web Operations" published by O'Reilly. He speaks from time to time at conferences on topics related to web operations, operations and development culture, infrastructure, and capacity planning.

He's a dad, guitarist, engineer, and wiseguy.  He is also a great podcast interview.  I bet you cannot listen to this episode with learning something new...come on!  Take the bet.  You know I am good for it.  I know you will love this episode.  Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  You are a a part of the fastest growing safety podcast on earth!

This episode is sponsored by UA Workplace Health and Safety.  Learn more and thank them at UAWHS.com

PS.  Hey John.  I play the guitar, you play the guitar, we should play guitar.
Feb 13, 2016
Safety Moment - DPO
03:40
Safety Podcast, Safety Culture, Safety Differently, Safety Leadership, New View Safety, Organizational Change, Operational Excellence, Safety

If you don't have a DPO policy or process in your organization...get one!  This only makes you better, smarter, faster, stronger, thiner and sweeter.

You need all of those things...

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are making this the fastest growing safety podcast on the planet.   I could not do it without you.
Feb 10, 2016
PAPod 56 - Diabolical Change - Nicole Barrett
30:45

Safety Podcast, Safety Culture, Safety Differently, Safety Leadership, New View Safety, Organizational Change, Operational Excellence, Safety

Let me introduce Nicole Barrett.  She care a lot about safety and safety culture.  I like the way Nicole thinks about safety culture.  For too long safety culture has been a code word to blame the worker...and that simply is not true.  Nicole specialises in the area of safety culture. She designed and delivered a 3-year research program now recognised as leading practice in terms of method, rigor and value. The longitudinal studies contributed to targeted interventions and measurable performance improvements for the organisations. 

Nicole is passionate about learning. Her reputation is based on the ability to work from the conceptual through to solution design and delivery of quality outcomes. She integrates the theoretical with pragmatic yet robust interventions to bring about real transformation and business benefits.

This episode is sponsored by UA Workplace Health and Safety.  Go to UAWHS.com to learn more and thank them.   Thank you for being a part of the podcast
Feb 06, 2016
Safety Moment - Three Competencies for Senior Leaders
03:17
Safety Podcast, Safety Training, Human Performance, Organizational Excellence, Safety Moment, Safety...

There is an old joke...The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal, when a stranger stopped him. “Pardon me,” he said, “can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?”  “Yes,” answered the maestro breathlessly. “Practice!”

 The three things Senior Leaders need to practice - and we must make the space and skill to practice these three skills.

Thanks for making the podcast a success.   You are the best.  
Feb 03, 2016
PAPod 55 - Tony Muschara - Its "Risk" Differently!
31:21
Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, Safety Leadership, Human Performance, New View Safety, Operational Excellence, Safety

Here is Tony Muschara.  We love Tony.  He is the most popular podcast guest ever in the history of the PreAccident Podcast.  Tony is amazing and in many ways is one of the early adopters, thinkers, and writers of the new view in the United States.

Tony has become very interested in how workers view risk.  This new interest area is very aligned with the likes of John Adams and others.  You are going to find this podcast a bit mind bending.  Remember, our goal is to have a conversation that challenges the way we think about safety.

This podcast does exactly that.  Listen carefully.   

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go!!

This podcast is sponsored by UA Worker Health and Safety.  Go to UAWHS to learn more and say thanks.  
Jan 30, 2016
Safety Moment - The Big Short - A movie with Jenga Blocks
03:19
Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, New View Safety, Human Performance, Safety, Systems Safety, Operational Excellence, Operational Learning, 

This is a quick discussion of our ability to learn and improve from past events.  To have this discussion we are going to talk about the movie "The Big Short."  This is a movie that uses Jenga blocks to illustrate the complex adaptive. socio-technical failure that was the housing market in the United States.

Why would we care about a movie?  See if you can see the direct comparisons to systems, people, production, money, and power - and ask if we are also managing systems in which our ability to learn and improve is colored by other bias's.    Also, perhaps you look like Brad Pitt.  

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this podcast go.  You are the best!
Jan 27, 2016
PAPod 54 - SCUBA Diving, Risk, and Safety Differently
32:54
Safety Podcast.  New View.  Safety Differently, Human Factors, Human Performance, Operational Excellence.  

Gareth Lock is a technical diver who has a keen interest in understanding how human errors manifest themselves in the sport diving arena. He is currently serving in the Royal Air Force and has used his experience and knowledge gained as both a ‘Flying Supervisor’ and a ‘Tactical Flight Instructor’ to apply ‘Human Factors’ techniques from military aviation to improving diver safety.  

Gareth and Todd discuss the journey from Aviation Safety to Diving Safety and everything in between. This is a great podcast.  You will like this episode.

Thanks for listening and subscribing.   It is so much more fun with you along.

This episode is sponsored by UL-WHS.  Contact and thank them at ULworkplace.com
Jan 23, 2016
Safety Moment - Safety is a Common Good
03:47
Safety Podcast, Safety Training, Human Performance, Organizational Excellence, Safety Moment, Safety...

Safety is a common good.  Safety is created by a group of people to serve all of the members of an organization.  Safety is not a product that is produced.  Safety is not an outcome to be achieved.  Safety is a common value.  Safety benefits all. 

We have (and have tended) to forgotten this idea.  Because of the way we measure and incentivize safety we have forgotten that safety is a common good.

Thanks for making the podcast a success.  You make the podcast go.  You are a part of the fastest growing safety podcast in the world.  Way to go!!!

Jan 20, 2016
PAPod 53 - Charles Major talks about Luminant's Journey to Operational Excellence
45:15
Safety Podcast.  Safety Differently, Human Performance, Operational Excellence, 

Charles Major is the Manager of Operational Excellence at Luminant Power in Texas.  Luminant is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Our activities include plant and mining operations, wholesale marketing and trading, and development operations. Our legacy began with the first electricity service to brighten Texas homes and continues today in a strong relationship between our business, the people we serve and the families who have been part of our ranks for generations. With deep roots in communities across our state and a mission for innovation and leadership in the energy industry, we are intertwined in the history and committed to the future of Texas.

Charles talks about Luminant's journey.  This is a great podcast.  Thanks for listening.  Without you, nobody would listen.

This podcast is sponsored by ULWHS.  Find and thank them at ULworkplace.com
Jan 16, 2016
Safety Moment - Manny Albert - This Is Why?
06:30
Safety Podcast, Safety Training, Human Performance, Organizational Excellence, Safety Moment, Safety...

This is my friend Manny Albert.  Manny is from Fortus Alberta and he is great.  Manny had an idea about helping new workers think about lessons that the "old guys" had to learn the hard way.  Manny's idea is to feature potential risks by talking about why they are risks.   These conversations are technical discussion about risk, conditions, and work...and they are about a hundred times more powerful then simply telling a worker the rule.

You will love this safety moment.   Thanks for listening and if you have any ideas or suggestion send em in.   Thanks for making the podcast go.


Jan 13, 2016
PAPod 52 - Prediction! Go Figure? Cary Usrey
36:49
Safety Podcast, New View, Safety Differently, Human Performance.

Cary Usrey has been a Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. In this role, Cary is responsible for implementing safety management solutions and best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries and reduce potential liabilities. He coaches customers through an assessment, goal-setting, and goal measurement process that is designed to maximize safety improvement and widespread organizational engagement, from the field to leadership. Cary’s career as a safety professional spans twenty years and includes roles in both construction and general industry. Cary has graduated with his Associate's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is an active member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and served six years on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II). 

You make the podcast go!  Thanks for listening!

This podcast is sponsored by UL-WHS.  Find and thank them at ULworkplace.com.
Jan 09, 2016
Safety Moment - Accountability Counts
03:34
Safety Podcast, Safety Differently, Human Performance, Just Workplace, Organizational Excellence.

Let's re-introdruce this word in your workplaces.  We use accountability as a weapon by which we harm workers...Instead, can't we look at how we create an environment where our workers can be successful, and then count on the worker doing everything they can in oder to make work happen.

Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You are the best audience ever.


Jan 06, 2016
PAPod 51 - The First Annual Call-in Show
27:51
Safety Podcast, Audience Participation, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Safety Leadership... and everything else you can search.

This is the FIRST ANNUAL CALL-IN SHOW!  You asked for it and you got it.  This show is completely made up of callers who either asked questions, offered ideas, or just talked about what they are thinking about as it relates to the New View of Safety.

Thanks for making this podcast the fastest growing safety podcast in the world.  You make the podcast go.  You are the real stars of this show.   
Jan 02, 2016
Safety Moment - Satisfaction only exists in the NOW!
03:25
There are basically three times:  The Past.  The Present.  The Future.

Most people live in the first choice and the third choice.  I am either worried about what happened or freaked out by what will happen.   Neither of those times are real.  The only time you have is The Present.   

Satisfaction ONLY exists in the present.   Learn to love the now and you will be a better safety person, a better reliability person, a better person.   

For 2016, I challenge you to live in the present.   Thanks for listening.  You make the podcast go!
Dec 30, 2015
PAPod 50 - It Should Never Happen Again - Mike Lauder
30:54
In It Should Never Happen Again, Dr Mike Lauder questions the value of public inquiries. Every day, we hear about another inquiry being set up, or why the last one failed to deliver the hoped for outcomes. A great deal of time and taxpayers’ money is spent on inquiries and even more on implementing their recommendations, but the author suggests that those conducting inquiries might be considered (by their own test) criminally negligent in the way they do so and that it is no surprise that they do not lead to the learning they should. 
The focus of Mike Lauder’s research is the gaps between what is known, what knowledge is used by practitioners and those who judge them. He contends that the difference between the judicial perspective and that of practitioners who are judged by the inquiry process creates barriers that impede others from learning. Crucially, inquiry outcomes do not assist the leadership of organisations to improve risk governance. It Should Never Happen Again is based on research into high profile public inquiries and presidential commissions in the UK, the USA, Continental Europe, and elsewhere. Embracing issues ranging from terrorist attacks to pollution, fire and air disasters; criminal cases; banking and bribery scandals; and the state of public services, Mike Lauder contrasts the judicial perspective of those who inquire, the academic perspective of those who know and the practical perspective of those who are required to act, and offers new models for understanding risk and its governance.
Dec 26, 2015
A Podcast Christmas Card
05:25
An Audio Christmas Card that was made just for you!

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You have made this an amazing year.  I never imagined this many people would be interested in seeing safety differently.  I am sure glad you are a part of this podcast.  Lives are saved and the complex world in which we live has a tiny bit more capacity to fail safely.  Thanks!
Dec 23, 2015
PAPod 49 - Frank Dunlap, Safety Guy, talks about his journey to the New View
30:38
Safety Podcast, New View Safety, High Reliability, Human Performance, and Applied Safety from the Sharp End.

This is Frank Dunlap.  Frank is a safety guy, hard hat, steel toes, extra pair of safety glasses, messy office he is never in, Frank is a safety guy.  The only difference is that Frank started his company on a journey towards the new view.   

I asked Frank to be on this episode just so we could all hear what life is like on the sharp end of the stick for real-life safety.  He did a fine job telling me all about his life.  I know you will learn much from what Frank has to say.  Sit back and enjoy the world from the working end.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go.   
Dec 19, 2015
Safety Moment - The Changing Way We View Workers
04:34
Safety Moment, Safety Differently, Safety Podcast, Human Reliability, Human Performance, Organizational Excellence, Leadership.

We are involved in a change!  We are helping our organizations change the way these organizations view workers.  Where once we saw obedience - we now see creativity.  Where once we saw process users -  we now are seeing process owners.  Where once we wanted strong backs and dumb minds - now we need strong minds and strong leadership.   

There is no doubt that the way workers are seen is changing.  You can help lead that change in your own organization.   Thanks for making the podcast the fast growing safety podcast on Earth.  You make the podcast go!!!!
Dec 16, 2015
PAPod 48 - A couple of friends...sitting around talking. Status Update on Contact Energy
33:41
Please welcome back Tania Palmer and Megan Curry - Safety leaders and thought guides for organizational change at Contact Energy - New Zealand.  This podcast is an update and an opportunity for Megan and Tania to talk about what they are doing, how they are doing it, and what it means for their company and the Senior Leadership - leading a new safety effort for their company.

This podcast episode was recorded around a table in Queenstown, NZ.  Sometimes it is just fun to have no agenda, no proposed outcomes, no pressure...and that is just what this conversation was about.   We just talked about what we are learning, all of us, and we had a great time doing it.  Enjoy - we sure did!

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make the podcast go!!!  Seriously, you make it go...just not sure where,,,
Dec 12, 2015
Safety Moment - Better Meetings - Bill Rigot
06:47
Safety, Safety moment, Risk, High Reliability, Human Performance, Safety Differently.

Welcome Bill Rigot back to talk about the importance of meetings.  Meetings are the thing we do before we actually get to do work.  You know them, you love (or hate) them, you have them, and they have us....

Bill talks about his ideas for making this time better for everyone involved.  Listen to Bill's ideas and see what you think.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.   Without you this whole thing would be a bit stupid.  With you these podcasts are a chance to build community and have conversation.   You make the podcast go.  Thanks!
Dec 09, 2015
PAPod 47 - Beyond Blame - Dave Zwieback
28:32
There is a new book in town.... and it is a good one.   Beyond Blame is a story about how one organization had to move past the old ways of viewing the world and start looking at new ways to learn and improve. 

This podcast is a crossover between DevOps, High Reliability Computing, Safety, Human Performance, Operations, and pretty much any other process that is too risky to leave alone and too valuable to fail.  I love the fact that our worlds are colliding and combining.  You will really like this podcast no matter which world you operate within...he says, ending a sentence with a preposition.

Dave Zwieback has been working with complex, mission-critical I.T. services and teams for two decades. His career spans small high-tech startups, non-profits, and behemoth engineering, financial services, and pharmaceutical firms.  He is involved in the AWSOME POSTMORTEMS workshops!. Almost everything about Dave is cool.  Listen and find out more.  Thanks for being a part of the podcast.  You make the podcast go!!!
Dec 05, 2015
Safety Moment - Everything Is Obvious Once It Happens!
03:32
Safety, Safety Management, High Reliability, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence.

Whatever you call it...Our jobs are to try and predict the future.  It is very hard to predict the future.  It is easy, however, to predict the past...and our organizations tend to want to spend time and resources predicting events that have already happened.  Needless to say (yet I will still say it) prediction of events that have happened is a waste of time.

Everything is obvious after it has happened.  

This safety moment gently reminds us during difficult times that our job is to be much more aware of how successful processes are completed.  It is in our understanding of good work that we learn of the potential for bad outcomes.  Stop rehashing what should have happened and start talking about what capacity we have to manage the failure that is not as obvious...the failure that has yet to happen.  Thanks for listening.  You guys rock!!!
Dec 02, 2015
PAPod 46 - A Fireman Speaks about Safety - Bert Brugghemans
36:34
How does classical music and emergency operations fit together?  The quick answer is that both of them require, need, embrace an operational manager, an incident commander, a conductor.   This podcast is by one of my favorite people I have ever met giving a speech.  He is smart, funny, clever, creative, and damn good at what he does.  Please meet Bert Brugghemans, Fire Officer in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.   

Bert discusses his ideas and learning from a lifetime of working in the emergency response world.  He talks about safety.  He talks about communication.  He talks about reliability.  He talks about safety differently.   You are going to love this podcast.  If not. full money back.

Listen carefully to Bert Brugghemans discuss leadership and its importance to our world.  This one is for you!  Thanks for listening, you make the podcast go!
Nov 28, 2015
Safety Moment - Thanksgiving
03:05
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  This safety moment is created to remind us that mostly things go right in our organizations.   Mostly people don't get hurt.  Mostly work happens they way we plan it to happen.  Mostly our jobs are spent making the world better. 

That is important to remember.  Safety is not the absence of failure.  Safety is the presence of capacity...and our world has so much capacity. 

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  Tell your friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 25, 2015
PAPod 45 - David Marx - The Just Culture Guru Has a New Book!
37:50
Safety, Safety Culture, Human Performance, High Reliability, Just Culture:

Welcome David Marx to the Podcast!!!  Todd and David have a great conversation about choice, free-will, deli sandwiches, happiness, love, and the meaning of life...well maybe we don't go that deeply, but it is close to those topics.   

David talks about his new book, "Dave's Subs" and what this book was created to do for the world of New View Safety and Operations.  It is a great conversation.  We had a good time.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You make this podcast successful   Thanks for listening and being a part of this adventure.
Nov 21, 2015
Safety Moment - ALFA Tool
03:44
Safety, High Reliability, Human Performance, Safety Culture...

Here is a tool that was referenced earlier in the podcast episodes by Danial Hummerdal.  A quick discussion of this tool to help you do your important work.

Thanks for listening to the podcasts.  You're helping to build community overtime you listen.
Nov 18, 2015
PAPod 44 - Jim Barker, Organizational Complexity, Returns!!!
29:04
Remember Jim Barker.  You loved him last time and you will really love him this time.  He talks in even more detail about organizations and complexity.  Jim is the real deal expert in this topic and I love his thinking.  Clearly you do as well by the number of requests we got to get him back on the podcast.

Listen to Jim talk about Safety and Organizational Complexity.  It is another good ride.   

Thanks for listen to the podcast!  You are the best.
Nov 14, 2015
Safety Moment - Why Workers Don't Fix Problems
04:17
There are three reasons workers don't fix problems..... only three.... and they are interesting to all of us.

Listen carefully to this episode and see what you think.   Our job is to help workers get better...and in doing so our job becomes a job that moves away the barriers to effective and reliable performance.  

It is a great job....

Thanks for listening to the podcast!  You make it go.

Nov 11, 2015
PAPod 43 - Jim Howe Interviews Todd Conklin
20:26
Safety Culture, Safety Leadership, Safety Metics, Human Performance, Safety Differently.

In this episode the Great Jim Howe interviews Todd Conklin.

I like the way Jim asks the questions.  It is fun.

I know, I know.... I recorded this in October and released it in November.  Sorry...  I got busy and humans are fallible..even the best make mistakes.

Thanks for listening.
Nov 07, 2015
Safety Moment - Metric ARE Incentives
03:26
You have all heard it.  Many of you have said it.  We do what we measure......  could that be true of lost time injuries?  Could it......   We do what we measure.

Thanks for listening to the podcast.  You are great!


Nov 04, 2015
PAPod 42 - Safety Differently - Daniel Hummerdal
32:29
This podcast is a fun romp in to the new view of safety and reliability.  Daniel is a safety professional who is solely interested in innovative and restorative ways to manage safe in a large, high-risk operation.  He is smart, clever, and interesting.  You will love this episode.  This episode will make you think about the way your organization thinks about safety in the modern world.  If that was all this podcast did - that would be well-worth listening for a half-hour.

But even better still is the fact that Daniel decided a year of so ago to take this excitement around the new view of safety and put it all on a web-site.  Daniel is the founder of "Safety Differently."  This web page is an amazing resource for anyone who is interested in the new view.  If you don't know this webpage, it is time that you do.

Safety, High Reliability, Organizational Systems and Daniel.  What a great mix.  Thanks for listening to this episode.  Thanks for listen to all of the episodes.  You make the podcast go!
Oct 31, 2015
Safety Moment - Welcome to Country - Barry McGuire
05:21
This comes from the CME meeting in Western Australia.  I have never heard a "welcome to country" before at any conference or meeting in the US.  I was not prepared for the power and effect this welcome would have on me and my fellow meeting attendees.  

Mr. McGuire is a masterful story teller, welcomer, and speaker.   His background and life has equipped him for this amazing moment.  Listen carefully to the beauty and warmth and ask yourself, "are we welcoming?"
Oct 27, 2015
PAPod 41 - Comedian Kent Whipple and the power of the story
30:53
Kent Whipple is funny.  He is a comedian and new media manager for an Improve Company in Seattle - Unexpected Productions.  He is also very interested in the New View of Human Performance.  Kent knows a lot about what we do and the world we are trying to better understand.  His answer?  It is all about the story.  The story we tell the workers.  The story the workers tell us.  The story of a failure.  The story of Success.  It is all about the story.

Kent talks about telling stories and the power that exists in this process.  This is a great podcast and a huge part of the work we do.

Safety and safety culture are all about the stories we tell.  Listen to Kent's!!
Oct 24, 2015
Safety Moment - Transparency is the solution for complexity
04:02
Safety.  Safety Culture.  High Reliability.  Human Performance.  Safety Systems.  Safety Differently.  New View.  Highly Reliable, Robust System...

All of these topics all are connected....by the complexity of the organizations in which we work.

You don't simplify complexity - you make is visible.   

Listen to this podcast episode and see what you think?

Thanks for listening
Oct 20, 2015
PAPod 40 - Dr. Daved van Stralen on High Reliability
31:28
Workplace Safety, Safety Culture, High Reliability, Operational Excellence, Systems Resilience.

What do all of these have in common?  More then you think.  Dr Daved van Stralen is a great voice in the world of highly reliable systems and organizations.  He has led conferences all over the world, he has written articles, he coaches people almost every friday...Why does he do it?  This episode will tell you a lot about his motivation and skills in this arena.

This may very well be the perfect venue for Dave.  He is quick, smart, and pointed in how he describes what he is thinking about.  You will like this podcast much.  

Listen for the expanding capacity idea.  This discussion, alone, is worth listening to this episode.

Enjoy!


Oct 17, 2015
Safety Moment - People Stop and Problems Move On...
05:08
Safety Podcast, Velocity 2015 - New York, human performance, medical safety, high reliability.

Time is important to safety.  We must learn to create time when we have events.  This episode discusses this very issue in an interesting way.  

Enjoy and thanks for listening.
Oct 16, 2015
Safety Moment - Zero is the outcome - NOT THE PROCESS
04:21
I can't seem to get enough of the Zero Accident discussion.  I have it in my sleep.  I am constantly stopped on the street to talk about it.  Zero is on the side of every truck that comes to fix stuff in my office.   Zero, zero, zero, zero.   Enough already!

This episode talks about Zero as a part of Workplace Safety, High Reliability, Safety Culture.   We are using zero wrong and it is making our organization more quiet and less safe.   Zero is the end product, not the way we do work.

See what you think?   Give this a listen.
Oct 13, 2015
PAPod 39 - High Reliability, Safety, and Delivering Babies -Dr. Alan Frankfurt
31:49
Dr. Alan Frankfurt almost did not make this episode of the PreAccident Prevention Podcast.  Not because he had to step out to deliver a small, young life in to this crazy world - but because he is so humble about his role in understanding safety and reliability in healthcare that he did not think he had much to add to this discussion.

You will soon see how wrong he was.

Dr. Frankfurt is simply one of the best real-time practitioners of High Reliability I have ever spent time hanging out with.... he is fun, smart, and good at what he does.

Do not miss this podcast.  Medial safety, patient safety, High Reliability in Hospitals are all topics Alan can speak with great knowledge and experience.


Oct 10, 2015
Safety Moment - Always Say Yes - Bill Rigot
04:03
Try this on for size?  Can we better manage safety, operational excellence, human performance, high reliability, and our organizations by simply saying yes - and not saying no "no."   Bill Rigot, our friend the genius investigator and reformed engineer (my words - not his), tells a story from his past about the importance of service, of saying yes, and doing good work. 

Give this a listen and enjoy.  It is a great safety moment.
Oct 06, 2015
PAPod 38 -The Todd Cast - Todd Hohn, UL Health and Safety
32:53
Meet Todd Hohn a close friend and associate of many, many years.  Todd has worked in health and safety for many years and in multiple industries.  You will notice I am using the words health and safety to describe his job.  That is because this pod cast is going to spend as much time talking about health as it does talking about safety.  Emphasizing the health part of health and safety is pretty unusual in our industry (and in this pod cast - which is a problem I am working hard to remedy).

Todd is the Global Manager of Health and Safety for Underwriter's Laboratory UL.  This is a fun podcast that will take you on a journey around the intersection of worker heath and worker performance.  Enjoy this episode.   

Thanks for listening and taking part in the PreAccident Podcast.  It is great to have you on the team.
Oct 03, 2015
Safety Moment - We Fail Safely
04:06
Here is a quick thought on how we don't control accidents (because they are accidents) but we do manage conditions that lead to consequences.  All of this happens because of a giant shift in thinking about failure.  We must learn to fail forward...fail safely.

Think fall protection!  We don't manage the fall, we do manage the way the person lands.  That is the entire notion of this pod cast episode.  We fail safely.   We fail safely.  We fail safely.  If we don't fail safely, we fail safety.

Thanks and tell your friends.  You make the pod cast go.
Sep 30, 2015
PAPod 9 - (Repeat by Request) Let's talk about COMPLEXITY and organizations with Jim Barker
29:19
This is a repeat - command performance - of Jim's earlier pod cast on complexity and organizations.  So many people have asked to listen to this one again.  I decided to repeat the post. Enjoy!  Safety, Human Performance and High Reliability have never sounded better as a response to complex organizations.

Jim Barker has some great ideas about complexity and organizations.  Dr. Barker is on the leadership faculty at Dalhousie University and spends his time thinking about how organizations function in complex operational environments.  This conversation will both change your thinking and prepare you with ways to move further in understanding and managing workers in complex operations.  This conversation is the beginning of what I hope is many more conversations about "the motion of complexity."  Listen carefully to Jim's comments about workers knowing what to do now - and how the now is not the past or the future.  This is a great podcast.
Sep 28, 2015
PAPod 37 - Dr. Jim Joy - Critical Controls
35:11
Jim has worked for nearly 30 years in the Australian and Global minerals industry.  He was involved in early developments of mining risk management and from 1998 he was Professor and Director of the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Center at the University of Queensland.  Since September 2013, Jim has been self-employed, working for several clients including the International Council on Mining and Metals in the development of the new guide on Critical Control Management.

I saw Jim present after me in Australia and knew I had to get this presentation for our pod cast.  I really am interested in the way Jim (and the industry) has taken a strong look at the connectivity between Critical Tasks and Critical Controls.

Special thanks to the CME 2015 Safety & Health Conference for this little tidbit.  Enjoy and learn mucho!  Thanks for being a part of the New View of Safety, High Reliability, and Risk.  You make this pod cast a success.  
Sep 26, 2015
Safety Moment - Antifragile - a great idea for your organization.
04:08
This quick safety moment is a small introduction to Nassim Taleb's book, "Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder."  I won't review the book, or even try to discuss the book, but I will introduce a word to talk about failure in a different way.  Our systems should get stronger when these systems fail.  That is an important idea, one that demands discussion and thought.

Here is a reference on the book:  Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes.

Thanks for being a part of our podcast.  Without you this would be mighty lonely.
Sep 23, 2015
PAPod 36 - Martha Acosta Returns - The 4 Things Leaders Control
35:14
Welcome back Martha Acosta - by popular demand.  So many of us have asked to hear more from Martha and I was pleased to ask her to come back and talk to us some more.  She has much to say...and all of it seems to be extremely helpful to those of us who are on the "edge of the New View" for workplace safety and higher reliability.

Martha discusses the difference between fear and anxiety - but she has this conversation around the idea that leaders try to control things they really cannot control - and don't control the things that they really must control.  It is a great podcast episode.

Thanks for the listen and for  being a part of this community.  Safety Culture is a scary term, because we often use it as a rather fancy way to blame people and not look at processes.  Pay close attention to what Martha has to say...I promise you will learn a lot of new things.
Sep 19, 2015
Safety Moment - Experts, Safety, and Margins
04:36
Expert performers always transgress close to the margins of reliability.  

That is why they are experts!  This safety moment is a discussion of how important our expert performers are to our organization's successes.  Safety, Reliability, and Human Performance are important for all workers, but Safety is vital to experts.

Listen to this episode with deep thinking.  This is just the first of this topic.

Thanks for listening.   Thanks for subscribing.   I enjoy spending time with you every week.
Sep 16, 2015
PAPod 35 - Patient Safety, Surgery, and young Dr. Young
30:36
In my never ending quest to represent Medical Safety and the New View I have "bagged" a great interview just for you guys.   

Medial Safety, Patient Safety, High Reliability, and the people who actually do the work make up a huge area of interest and improvement for all of us.  We all know that many, many cases of medical error happen on a daily basis, yet our access in to the world is very complicated.

Today that changed.   Today we get to hear a surgeon speak frankly about what keeps his patients safe and reliable.  Dr. Eric Young speaks openly and frankly about what he does to ensure reliable performance in a variable environment.   You are going to be surprised at the error-reduction tools they use.  Happily surprised by the use of the very same tools we use.

Listen to this episode a couple of times.  It is a great episode.  Thanks for listening.  Keep doing it!!!
Sep 12, 2015
Safety Moment - Cascading to Non-Recovery
03:19
Hello People of the New View.

Safety podcasts can get a bit boring.  I just recently listened to a couple other podcasts and felt that I did not hear anything new...and then I read the newspaper while waiting at the airport...and the article I read talked about the idea of "Cascading to Non-Recovery."

I was hooked.  All average discussions about safety went away from my mind and I was enthralled by the idea of cascading to non-recovery.   The idea is a bit linear, but none-the-less a very interesting way to think about how an event happens.   

This safety moment is a discussion about how all events move from recovery to non-recovery.  This is important to students of the new view because it uses system stability to discuss system failure.

See what you think?   I think you will like this phrase.  Thanks for listening.
Sep 09, 2015
PAPod 11 - (repeat by request) Gotta Fix Everything? Not according to Tony Muschara...Critical Steps
36:48
If you missed this episode earlier this year, you are in luck.  Here is the world famous Tony Muschara episode for a repeat.   It is a great episode, and I have had the most interest is making this available for podcast listeners to re-enjoy.  So, here it is - just for you!

Tony talks about his idea of the New View, critical steps, and Human Performance.  If you have not heard this interview