The research, which explored how human factors issues contribute to fatalities, reviewed 18 of the 58 fatal incidents between 2008-09 and 2013-14, and drew on firsthand accounts from the HSE inspectors who investigated the cases. For 12 of the fatal incidents, there was a suggestion of poor safety culture in organisations, which was characterised by a combination of a deliberate disregard for safety and a lack of ownership and control of safety and health.
Tony Hetherington, who has worked with the UK’s HSE since 1986, will take up the new role in August.Hetherington has more than 30 years’ experience with the HSE and spent his first ten years working as a field inspector. He then worked on the implementation of the original Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations. Before taking on the role as director of the HSE’s energy division in November 2014, he worked in the Hazardous Installations Directorate from 2010.
Rating: His central tenet is that, although human behaviour tends to be at the crux of workplace safety programmes, many organisations, safety practitioners and leaders miss the point, concluding that human error is the root cause of accidents and poor performance. This, he reckons, is as bad as calling workers stupid.
About 14 or 15 years ago, the same club needed a new trainer so I said I’d like to have a go. The lady who had been doing the training was leaving, so I spent some time with her. We did the classes together, and then I started running courses myself. I learned from the other trainers and by reading books.
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As previously reported by IOSH Magazine, the incident happened on 22 June 2017 in a carriage pulled by a steam locomotive between Totnes (Riverside) to Buckfastleigh. The railway is owned and operated by the South Devon Railway Trust (SDRT), trading as South Devon Railway.
Programmes are already in place to raise staff awareness and I am particularly interested in how we support our 48,000 members and 1,100 volunteers.Promoting E&D brings balance; it encourages us to learn about different cultures and from each other, which is important to IOSH as a global membership organisation.
Carnegie pioneered the definition of business skills and motivational practices and his bestselling guide, which has sold 16 million copies, remains as relevant and popular today as ever.One of his major themes is that “the only way to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it”.He quotes American psychologist Harry A Overstreet’s 1925 book Influencing Human Behavior: “Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire – and the best piece of advice which can be given is: first, arouse in the other person an eager want.”
“There is significant evidence to show that asbestos is making its way on to construction sites and into new projects [in the Gulf region],” Charles Faulkner, head of environment, health and safety at asbestos consultancy Anthesis Consulting Group, told IOSH’s Middle East Conference in Abu Dhabi on 25 April.