Safety and health management lawyer Greg Smith is myth busting safety management and asks the question: does safety administration make workplaces more dangerous?
Nearly every major accident inquiry around the world has identified that safety management systems are too complex for workforces to understand and implement, yet the paper empires which characterise
modern workplace health and safety management continued to grow.
Ironically, history tends to suggest that health and safety bureaucracy does nothing to improve health and safety outcomes, yet represents an organisation’s biggest source of legal liability. Organisations are pouring resources into a system of safety management which increases legal risk and threatens, rather than improves, safety outcomes.
International award-winning author Greg Smith will examine safety bureaucracy and the safety paradox it creates, helping you understand the limits of paper-based safety management systems and more importantly the threats those systems present to safety.