“The BST study (in which Exxon, Potash Corp, Shell, BHP, Billington, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland and Maersk participated) offers reasoned logic for a new paradigm of injury prevention and interventions.” Wayne Pardy
I met and worked with Dan Petersen in 1984…he had a very particular view of traditional safety management assumptions and conclusion reached based on very bad science. I saw him in the Royal York hotel in Toronto tell a room full of Ontario “5 Star audit affected” safety folks that there was NO scientific correlation with passing a safety audit and getting safety results. I thought I was going to have to do CPR are several of the audience members. They were all filled with “opinion” with absolutely NO real data.
The problem continues. Having Behaviour Based Safety companies to do research on their own clients is like asking McD cooks who makes the best hamburgers. What do you think they are going to say? Once you’ve had a drink from the BBS kool-aid you start believing the BBS mantra…”Human’s cause incidents”. Of course they do, but name 10 incidents that you can discuss in detail that “didn’t” have an unsafe condition attached…well according to the “data” (all opinion based by the way) 9.6 of them we can only blame on humans….poppycock I say! Dan just rolled over a bit. I really miss him!