Systems Thinking

SYSTEMS THINKING: Can whistleblowing work?

January 4, 2011

Realistically, what employee is going to risk his or her livelihood filing a safety or health whistleblower complaint with OSHA; even with all the so-called protections afforded in Section 11(c) of the 1970 OSH Act or the additional protections of the proposed Protecting America’s Workers Act (HR 2067) to amend the OSH Act?


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SYSTEMS THINKING: Let's get real about empowering employees

December 1, 2010

A serious disconnect existed between the kind of “power” managers thought they were giving and what employees believed they were receiving.


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SYSTEMS THINKING: Don't start the revolution without me

November 11, 2010

Safety and health management systems remain entirely too rigid and compliance-focused to effectively react to the pace of business.


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SYSTEMS THINKING: If someone wants to "beat your system"...

October 5, 2010

Use these strategies to minimize the need to beat your safety system.


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SYSTEMS THINKING: Attorney-client privilege or practice?

September 1, 2010

A colleague recently asked my opinion regarding attorney-client “privilege” being used as a “practice.”


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SYSTEMS THINKING: "Zero is the goal"

August 5, 2010
Slogans like “Zero is the Goal” are fine as long as management is willing to provide the resources to do the more difficult and expensive safety and health program activities.
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