Articles by James E. Leemann Ph.D.

SYSTEMS THINKING: Strategies for safety & health

September 7, 2009
Failure to integrate individualistic thinking into our safety messes eliminates the benefit of disagreement and serious debate, which may constrict our options to dissolve safety messes.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Safety & health worst practices

August 4, 2009
Remember, for every best practice there is an equally opposite worst practice.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Is there safety in sustainability?

July 8, 2009
To play in the sustainability game, we need to break away from the impression that all we do is inspect, monitor, police or react.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Is there safety in sustainability?

June 4, 2009
If hooking safety and health initiatives to the company’s “Green Wave Bandwagon” gains attention and financial support — why not?
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How to sweep away a safety mess

September 2, 2008
When we are confronted with a safety or health problem, we select one of four ways to deal with the problem, or mess: resolution, solution, absolution or dissolution.
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