Why can’t we seem to stop slips, trips, and falls?

This Robservation discusses some of the understandings and misunderstandings of safety, human and organizational performance (HOP) and the overlaps. Specifically, when an organization uses concepts like HOP and safety markedly improves (which is one of the natural...

Do Traditions Blind Us To Risk?

“That’s the way we have always done it…” Are there ‘traditions’ that blind us to risk? As we approach July 4th, Independence Day in the US, we should take a moment to try to understand if we may be blinded to potential risk by our traditions or “that’s the way we have...

Robservation # 8 – Leaving Kids In Cars

As it becomes warmer here in the US, we inevitably start to see the news stories about kids being left in hot cars. Let’s take a bit of a different view of this terrible situation and hopefully change the way people see it, approach it, and possibly change the way...

Pre-Vacation Error Traps

Error Traps increase the probability that an individual could make an error (or mistake) that unintentionally results in a bad outcome. These error traps often lay hidden, ready to spring when we least expect it. In order to deal with the error traps, and reduce the...
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