Certainty Blog

420,000 needless food-related deaths a year… What do we do?

This article refers to something so important, that I think it’s worth posting about a second time – and if folk engage with us we might actually make a difference. The World Health Organization says some 420,000 people die each year from food-borne diseases, with young children accounting for more than a quarter of all […]

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The Checklist Manifesto – by Atul Gawande

If you’ve read ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ by Atul Gawande you’ll know the amazing effect that the World Health Organisation had by introducing a simple checklist into hospital surgery routines. The surgery infection rates and mortality dropped hugely in those hospitals that were selected for a pilot program…and now that simple list has been adopted worldwide.  […]

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Outlining the Basic Goals for Safety and Health Programs

A safe workplace is a sound business – and a great place to look at reducing operating costs is to scrutinize your ‘safety’ in the workplace. OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines and Goals for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety […]

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BBS for Improved Safety and a Great ROI

Designing a BBS Program for Improved Safety Performance and ROI

Since the inception of Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) in the early 1970s, many thousands of companies worldwide have implemented BBS programs as a means to reduce injuries, illnesses, human suffering and ultimately cost. However, like many other business performance improvement movements both prior to and since then, the success of BBS has had mixed results […]

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How much energy does it take to improve safety performance?

When it comes to managing safety performance through the use of safety data, garbage in equals garbage out (GIGO) and no amount of inconsistent, nonsensical, or incomparable safety data can help you manage safety performance comprehensively and effectively. That’s because a functional, responsive and continuously improving safety culture and safety management system relies on the […]

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