Every hear or read anything so unbelievably stupid, silly, ridiculous, insane and or uninformed that you can do nothing else but turn your head slightly to the side like Nipper the RCA dog in absolute wonderment over what you just heard or read????
Reviewing Heinrich Dislodging Two Myths From the Practice of Safety
By Fred A. Manuele
• This article identifies two myths derived from the work of H.W. Heinrich
that should be dislodged from the practice of safety: 1) unsafe acts of workers
are the principal causes of occupational accidents; and 2) reducing accident
requency will equivalently reduce severe injuries.
• As knowledge has evolved about how accidents occur and their causal
factors, the emphasis is now correctly placed on improving the work system,
rather than on worker behavior. Heinrich’s premises are not compatible with
• A call is issued to safety professionals to stop using and promoting these
premises; to dispel these premises in presentations, writings and discussions;
and to apply current methods that look beyond Heinrich’s myths to determine
true causal factors of incidents.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family! Please have a Safe & Happy Holiday!
Winter is coming ~ isn’t it time to think about taking your CRSP
Examination Preparation Workshop … in Florida? The dates of our
Winter workshop are March 12-13, 2012 in Kissimmee, Florida! Our previous
Florida Winter CRSP Examination Preparation Workshops have been resounding
successes, so we’ve decided to go back again! Past participants have said that
it was a great location and were very happy to get away from the Canadian
winter cold and snow.
Just visit our website for more information.
Fred Manuele’s Article “Heinrich : Dislodging Two Myths From the Practice of Safety” from Professional Safety October issue can be found