Do you know the science behind what works and doesn’t work when it comes to keeping people safe in your organisation? Each week join Dr Drew Rae and Dr David Provan from the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University as they break down the latest safety research and provide you with practical management tips.
Ep 112: How biased are incident investigators?
David and Drew discuss a research paper published this year in the Journal of Safety Research entitled “Exploring Bias in Incident Investigations: An Empirical Examination Using Construction Case Studies” by Sreeja Thallapureddy et al.
Ep. 111 Are management walkarounds effective?
In this episode, David and Drew discuss the role and impact of senior leadership safety visits and management walkarounds in safety management programs. The episode explores how management walkarounds can influence staff perception and the effectiveness of safety programs, and scrutinizes how the same general initiative can have different outcomes depending on its implementation.
Ep. 110 Can personality tests predict safety performance?
In this episode, David and Drew dig into the potential link between psychology and workplace safety, specifically how personality tests could predict safety performance. They’ll review the research on the connection between personality traits and safety performance, examining how traits like extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness can influence work behaviors. The episode also explores the potential impact of institutional logic on the link between personality and safety performance, weighing the benefits and drawbacks of using personality tests as predictive tools.
Ep. 109 Do safety performance indicators mean the same thing to different stakeholders?
In this episode, we’ll discuss the paper entitled, “Tracking the right path: Safety performance indicators as boundary objects in air ambulance services”, by Jan Hayes, Tone Njølstad Slotsvik, Carl Macrae, Kenneth Arne Pettersen Gould. It was published in Volume 163 of Safety Science.
Ep. 108 Could a 4 day work week improve employee well-being?
In this episode, we’ll discuss a study suggested through LinkedIn by Bridget/Brigid? one of our listeners. Published by a research and consultancy/advocacy organization called Autonomy, the paper is titled, “The Results Are In: The UK's Four-Day Week Pilot”. Published in February 2023, this is a non-peer-reviewed paper and the research methodology is a bit skewed as a “pilot” instead of a controlled trial, but still contains valuable results that we’ll discuss.
Ep. 107 What research is needed to implement the Safework Australia WHS strategy?
In this episode, we’ll discuss the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Strategy for 2023–2033 put out by Safe Work Australia - an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009. Safe Work Australia includes Members from the Commonwealth, and each state and territory, Members representing the interests of workers and Members representing the interests of employers.
Fantastic work gents
Your podcast is one of the best. I have learnt so much from you two. It’s amazing how often I use the learnings from your PC in situations that have nothing to do with traditional safety. Ever leader of people should be tuning in!
Drew and David break down complex safety issues and theories into easy to understand and easy to listen to parts. What could easily be boring subject matter is not at all hard to listen to.
Thanks for this great Podcast.
Such a great podcast. Rather than just discussing aspects of safety, they examine research and help us interpret it which is very used