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Toolbox Talks: Cognitive bias isn’t a thing; it’s a ton of things (Part 2)

Welcome back, or welcome if you’re just now jumping in. If you are new, or have slept since the last article, here is quick...

Toolbox Talks: Cognitive Bias isn’t a thing; it’s a ton of things (Part 1)

Not to pick on hospitals, but these things from that industry just keep popping up in the news. Last week the results of a...

Toolbox Talks: Error defenses are everywhere

Marty, a member of the Knowledge Vine team, and his wife Michelle have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child: a little...

Toolbox Talks: Human error in the news

People magazine published an interesting article about “human error” this past weekend. You can read about it here but this is the Cliff Notes version:...

Toolbox Talks: Procedures are a tool like a knife

If you’re reading this, then the title was just weird enough to pique your interest. "Procedures are like a knife? What kind of nonsense...

Toolbox Talks: Is it human performance or behavior-based safety that gets you Pro-Bowl players?

This article is part four in a series. If you want to check out the previous installments, you can find them here: Part 1...

Human performance and behavior-based safety: What’s the difference?

This article is part three in a series. Check out parts one and two. In a nutshell, here are the two big concepts from the...

Toolbox Talks: Human performance and behavior-based safety: What’s in a name?

If you hate extra steps, here’s a quick recap: Both Human Performance and Behavior-Based Safety, as originally intended, should look at the behavior of...
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Safety leaders: Companies must adopt ‘new generation’ approaches

An all-encompassing, holistic approach to safety is needed in the workplace, safety leaders emphasized at a global conference last week in New Orleans. More than...

Toolbox Talks: Human performance and behavior-based safety—how to spot imposters

This is a complicated and nuanced debate. Over the next few articles, I will try to boil-down to a few key concepts to start...

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