As safety leaders, we routinely address behavioral issues. The buzz around behavioral safety has spread world-wide and a degree in Psychology is helpful when dealing with difficult personalities. When investigating an incident, employees can become defensive and shut down. When asked to relive the event, unintentionally, they recall sequences that didn’t happen and details that don’t make sense. It’s our job to get to the root of the situation in order to learn about prevention.
Neuroscience tells us that people performing routine tasks often miss more detail than they recall during the act.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a young man who could have lost his life in a terrible incident. Thankfully, he didn’t. There were a series of events leading up to the incident and once we got past the emotion and unpacked the details, we discovered that working “in the moment” with special attention paid to heightened awareness and clear communication is the best way to prevent the unfortunate surprise of an injury.
Neuroscience tells us that people performing routine tasks often miss more detail than they recall during the act. This is cause for concern With most repetitive construction work. We need them to and pay less attention to their “complacent” skills and focus their attention toward slowing down and considering the outcome – to work in the moment.
Join me on a journey to break through the barriers and get to root of mutual purpose – preventing others from harm.