Major incidents are rare, but they migrate to sites where managers and workers have a high risk tolerance, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
Health and safety philosophy has to stretch to underpin Sheq management, from behaviour to corporate governance. Eskom gives us pause for thought.
The SA Mine Health and Safety Council has contracted the CSIR for mining behaviour and hygiene research, towards setting up a centre of excellence.
We make large investments in health and safety systems, but we should recognise fundamental human behaviour factors that make our systems work or fail. Personal transport is one of these crucial influences.