NSC Congress & Expo

October 20-26, 2018
Houston, TX

Corrie Pitzer, CEO SAFEmap International speaking at the recent NSC Congress & Expo was one of the ‘must-see’ presentations at this popular event.

“Our employees don’t understand risk because we protect them,” Pitzer said. “They have to get back to understanding risk.”


Excerpt

Understanding risks and relying on human intelligence instead of only technological advances likely will play significant roles in the future of safety, SAFEmap International CEO Corrie Pitzer said during Tuesday’s Leadership Keynote at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

However, he added: “In safety, we don’t know what we don’t know.”

Pitzer guided the audience on a journey through different evolutions of safety and what he called “Safety 3,” coming sometime in the next 15 to 20 years. In every evolution, safety professionals can hit a wall, he said.

In the case of “Safety 2,” it is the increase in occupational fatalities over the past three years.

One of the root causes, Pitzer said, is that we are “paralyzed by protection.” As an example, he described how children play on safer playgrounds but still dart out in front of trucks without looking because they do not understand the risks of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt kindly taken from Safety & Health Magazine. See full article here.


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Click here for NSC 2018 Congress & Expo website

 

Santos Video Podcasts

Check out Lincoln Eldridge of SAFEmap Australasia featuring in the new Santos “line of fire” video podcasts.

Please see the excerpt below from the The Queensland Natural Gas Exploration & Production Industry Safety Forum – known as “Safer Together”.

Videos were produced by Epigroup, who partner with SAFEmap regularly on these projects.

Safemap Santos Training

 


Santos has recently developed a series of video podcasts to generate discussion within work teams about the causes of, and opportunities to prevent “line of fire” type injuries. In the spirit of collaboration and sharing, Santos has made these podcasts available to other member companies of Safer Together.

A simple definition of “line of fire” is being in harm’s way, such as being hit, crushed or cut by something. Fatal and serious injuries can result when people are caught in the line of fire.

The series of video podcasts are designed to be run as a safety communications campaign over a period of several months – this helps to reinforce learning and embed the key concepts. Click on the links below to view each podcast:

Episode 1 – Santos Line of Fire Model Introduction

Episode 2 – Trailer spotting during rig move

Episode 3 (Part 1) – Injury from loosening pipe barrel union

Episode 3 (Part 2) – The gorilla in your workplace

Episode 4 – Injury from released trapped pressure

 

See original Safer Together post here

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