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
PAPod 178 - The Safety Internet of Things - Meet Campbell MacDonald and Safety Wearables
00:29:47

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…
00:03:36

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Jun 13, 2018
PAPod 177 - Backstage at ASSP - Todd and Scott have a pre-discussion
00:21:44

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
00:02:53

 

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
00:22:33

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
00:03:04

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

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

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May 30, 2018
PAPod 175 - Just Culture: The Movie - Sidney Dekker’s Interview on the Documentary
00:28:37

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 fi [...]

May 26, 2018
Safety Moment - Principle Number 4 - Learning Is Key
00:02:36

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

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

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May 23, 2018
PAPod 174 - The Blue Line / Black Line - Time Line…
00:33:48

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
00:03:31

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

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

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May 16, 2018
PAPod 173 - Meet the Safety Heretic - Jeff Lyth, Eh…
00:29:15

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
00:02:58

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

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

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May 09, 2018
PAPod 172 - A Practitioner Speaks - Howdy Peter Jackson!
00:21:15

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
00:03:26

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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Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you in a classroom, someplace.

May 02, 2018
PAPod 171 - TESLA Safety and Lagging Indicators - Let’s Hear From Laurie Shelby - Global VP for Health and Safety
00:28:06

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!
00:03:44

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
00:29:00

 

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 returni [...]

Apr 21, 2018
Safety Music Moment - John Prine and Safety Joe
00:05:13

 

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
00:30:07

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…
00:03:36

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
00:22:56

 

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.

This is a great little podcast episode.

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Apr 07, 2018
Safety Moment - Open Workshop in Denver
00:06:08

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

Thanks for listening to the Podcast.

Apr 04, 2018
PAPod 167 - What is Next for Safety II - Erik Hollnagel
00:32:03

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:

Mar 31, 2018
Safety Moment - No News Is Bad News
00:02:16

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…

This is a great little podcast episode.

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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
00:29:24

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 psycholo [...]

Mar 25, 2018
Safety Moment - Change can be uncomfortable…ouch!
00:03:16

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?”
00:18:13

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
00:03:45

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
00:25:41

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
00:03:23

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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Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you on the slope.

Mar 07, 2018
PAPod 163 - Mass Shootings and Simplification
00:19:11

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
00:03:28

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
00:30:09

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.   

You will love this podcast.

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Feb 24, 2018
Safety Moment - Making the Simple, Complex
00:03:26

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
00:24:32

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!
00:03:22

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
00:25:47

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.

You will love this podcast.

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Feb 10, 2018
Safety Moment - Smart Workers and Dumb Rules
00:03:04

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
00:29:36

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. 

You will love this podcast.

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Feb 03, 2018
Safety Moment - After An Accident - Cost or Investment?
00:03:11

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!
00:34:10

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 provide [...]

Jan 27, 2018
Safety Moment - Hawaii Missile Alert Systems Fails Worker - Or So The Headline Should Have Read…
00:04:15

 

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
00:34:37

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?
00:03:31

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
00:31:18

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 [...]

Jan 13, 2018
Safety Moment - The Types of Minds You Deal With Everyday
00:02:34

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
00:30:22

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
Safety Moment - The Power of Local Rational…it is big!
00:04:20

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.

Listen and see what you think.

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Jan 03, 2018
PAPod 154 - Happy New Year!
00:03:34

Happy New Year 2018!

 

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Dec 30, 2017
Safety Moment - Questioning Attitude
00:02:46

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
00:04:36

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 

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Dec 23, 2017
Safety Moment - Improvement is always Incremental
00:02:53

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.

Listen and see what you think.

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Dec 20, 2017
PAPod 152 - After 9/11 - Who Managed Safety on “the Pile?” Meet Ray Master
00:27:28

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.

Listen and see what you think.

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Dec 16, 2017
Safety Moment - Engagement Demands You Do Something Engaging
00:03:05

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.
00:24:09

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
00:03:07

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
00:29:37

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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Dec 02, 2017
Safety Moment - Charged with Emotion
00:02:55

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

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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Nov 25, 2017
Safety Moment - Thanksgiving 2017
00:05:52

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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Nov 22, 2017
PAPod 148 - Getting to know Kurt Lewin and Safety Differently
00:25:50

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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Nov 18, 2017
Safety Moment - Which is more important: Talent or Coaching?
00:03:13

 

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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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
00:40:29

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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Nov 11, 2017
Safety Moment - Things go right until they don’t…
00:03:44

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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Nov 08, 2017
PAPod 146 - Spaghetti Models and Ivan Pupilidy
00:34:21

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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Nov 04, 2017
Safety Moment - History is not spoken in the language of “was.” History is always spoken in the language of “is.”
00:03:41

 

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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Nov 01, 2017
PAPod 145 - Falling Safely? Jimmy K. is Back!
00:30:22

 

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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Oct 28, 2017
Safety Moment - Restoring After a Hurricane
00:05:07

 

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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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
00:30:24

 

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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Oct 21, 2017
Safety Moment - First Boyfriend
00:04:57

 

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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Oct 18, 2017
PAPod 143 - Heinrich Was Wrong - Admit It - and Move On…
00:26:18

 

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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Oct 14, 2017
Safety Moment - You Can’t Just Point to One Thing
00:03:28

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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.

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Oct 11, 2017
PAPod 142 - Allan Turner Interviews Todd for Graduate Credit
00:44:49

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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Oct 07, 2017
Safety Moment - What Leadership Sounds Like…
00:08:11

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.

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Oct 04, 2017
PAPod 141 - A Worker Talks About Work - Meet Cleve Bond
00:26:50

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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
00:04:00

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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)
00:28:32

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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 [...]
Sep 23, 2017
Safety Moment - The Most Listened To Advice?
00:03:47

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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
00:31:30

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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.
00:03:13

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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.
00:24:56

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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
00:03:23

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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
00:18:54

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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
00:03:41

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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.
00:58:00

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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
00:02:53

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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!!!
00:32:19

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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
00:03:50

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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
00:26:49

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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!
00:03:45

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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
00:27:23

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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!

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Aug 05, 2017
Safety Moment - Similar Misses
00:02:59

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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
00:30:25

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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
00:03:26

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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
00:29:47

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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
00:03:23

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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!
00:30:45

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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
00:03:51

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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
00:24:33

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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
00:04:37

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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
00:09:52

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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?
00:03:40

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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?
00:18:49

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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
00:04:32

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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
00:24:44

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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.

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Jun 17, 2017
Safety Moment - Headwinds and Tailwinds
00:04:23

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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
00:22:14

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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
00:03:04

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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
00:04:08

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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 f [...]

Jun 05, 2017
PAPod 125 - With Experience Comes Baggage - Tom McDaniel and Safety 2
00:28:34

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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!
00:03:04

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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
00:22:36

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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
00:02:40

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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
00:23:49

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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.

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May 20, 2017
Safety Moment - Choice Assumes Knowledge
00:03:23

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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!

 

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May 17, 2017
PAPod 122 - If you blow me a kiss…That’s lucky, too! A Chimney Sweep and Safety
00:29:47

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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.

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May 13, 2017
Safety Moment - Are Accidents a Failure of Imagination?
00:02:43

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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
00:26:44

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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
00:03:48

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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
00:29:18

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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?
00:03:31

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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
00:31:10

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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
00:03:38

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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
00:34:53

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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 suffer [...]

Apr 15, 2017
Safety Moment - Google’s Team Excellence Traits
00:14:18

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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
00:29:07

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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
00:03:01

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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
00:59:48

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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.

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Apr 01, 2017
Safety Moment - Not Where you Were!!! It is Where you are Going!!
00:03:48

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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
00:35:10

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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
00:03:05

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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
00:14:30

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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
00:03:17

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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
00:30:29

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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
00:03:16

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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
00:17:14

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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
00:03:37

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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
00:26:27

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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
00:03:40

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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
00:30:35

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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
00:03:22

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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
00:25:40

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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
00:03:50

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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
00:30:11

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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
00:03:48

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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!
00:37:03

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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?
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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!
00:21:53

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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 f [...]

Jan 21, 2017
Safety Moment - These Things Didn’t Fail
00:03:01

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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 [...]

Jan 18, 2017
PAPod 105 - Ice Road Technicians - A special Discussion
00:18:08

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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.   Thank [...]

Jan 14, 2017
Safety Moment - A School Bus and A Bad Apple - The Making of a Tragedy
00:05:40

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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
00:32:06

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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 N [...]

Jan 07, 2017
Safety Moment - A Better Definition of Risk
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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
00:20:37

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
00:03:51

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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
00:05:19

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
00:04:13

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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
00:30:44

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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.

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Dec 17, 2016
Safety Moment - Designing Systems that Support Their Own Self-Interests
00:02:59

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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!
00:20:48

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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!
00:03:28

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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
00:38:51

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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 reas [...]

Dec 03, 2016
Safety Moment - If it is emotionally satisfying - Do the opposite
00:03:38

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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 Itune [...]

Nov 30, 2016
PAPod 98 - The Learning Team “How To” Episode
00:59:03

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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
00:02:58

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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
00:08:24

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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
00:03:20

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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 [...]
Nov 16, 2016
PAPod 96 - Safety Storytelling - Disastercast
00:32:41

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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 a [...]
Nov 12, 2016
Safety Moment - Certain Terms for Uncertain Events
00:03:48

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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 [...]
Nov 09, 2016
PAPod 95 - Safety, Reliability, and Project Management
00:28:40

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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.   [...]
Nov 05, 2016
Safety Moment - It is not “Just Culture” it is “Just Leadership,”
00:02:46

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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….
Nov 02, 2016
PAPod 94 - 5300 Workers Fired - 5300 Problems Solved
00:21:47

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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.   [...]
Oct 29, 2016
Safety Moment - Is Stop When Unsure A Bad Piece of Advice?
00:03:47

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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…
Oct 26, 2016
PAPod 93 - Safety, Risk, and Capacity - Mark McElhaney
00:37:24

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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.
Oct 22, 2016
Safety Moment - Recovery Resilience - Part Three of Three
00:03:01

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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.   [...]
Oct 19, 2016
PAPod 92 - Pre-Job Boxers of Briefs - Marc Yeston Returns
00:31:41

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I love the name of this episode.  Pre-Job boxers or briefs.  This could be my best work yet!
Oct 15, 2016
Safety Moment - Work Execution Resilience - Part Two of Three
00:02:59

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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.   [...]
Oct 12, 2016
PAPod 91 - Safety on the High Seas
00:25:43

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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 
Oct 08, 2016
Safety Moment - Prevention Resilience - Part One of Three
00:03:14

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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 [...]
Oct 05, 2016
PAPod 90 - Rodney Grieve tells us about leadership
00:35:10

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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 [...]
Oct 01, 2016
Safety Moment - How We React - Matters (a lot)
00:04:07

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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 l [...]
Sep 28, 2016
PAPod 89 - One Company’s Journey - so far…
00:29:56

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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 s [...]
Sep 24, 2016
Safety Moment - Hazards are Fluid - Those Babies Move!
00:03:07

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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.
Sep 21, 2016
PAPod 88 - Edgar Schein - The Father of Organizational Culture Speaks
00:37:00

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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 PreAcc [...]
Sep 17, 2016
Safety Moment - Fundamental Attribution Error
00:04:40

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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 
Sep 14, 2016
PAPod 87 - Twin Podcast - Kicking Boxes with Randy
00:31:31

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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 to [...]
Sep 10, 2016
Safety Moment - Organizations Close to the Edge
00:02:25

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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 ju [...]
Sep 07, 2016
PAPod 86 - Debate on Human Error - All Star Cast!!!!
00:47:48

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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….
Sep 03, 2016
Safety Moment - Traveling Far
00:02:19

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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.

Aug 31, 2016
PAPod 85 - Barry Boswell - A Senior Executive Talks About the New View
00:23:11

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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 h [...]
Aug 27, 2016
Safety Moment - Workers Complete the System Design
00:02:01

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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
00:45:29

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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 [...]
Aug 20, 2016
Safety Moment - Instructions for Building Trust
00:02:58

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Remember these words:  Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
Aug 17, 2016
PAPod 83 - Andrea Baker - New View Practitioner - Europe and Beyond
00:28:04

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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 p [...]
Aug 13, 2016
Safety Moment - Rewarding A while hoping for B
00:03:37

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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.[...]
Aug 10, 2016
PAPod 82 - Hampton Sides - One of my favorite Authors
00:36:39

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.

[...]
Aug 06, 2016
Safety Moment - Signal Strength
00:02:57

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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 l [...]
Aug 03, 2016
PAPod 81 - Bob Nelms - Failsafe Networks and RCA
00:28:20

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Jul 30, 2016
Safety Moment - Tell Safety Success Stories - Talk about safety that works!
00:03:23

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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 [...]
Jul 27, 2016
PAPod 80 - David Woods: A Scholar Looks Ahead - Part 2
00:23:03

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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.
Jul 23, 2016