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Planes and Trains

05/07/2011 — 1 Comment

I attended the annual Rail Safety conference for 2011 earlier in the year and one of the speakers was Group capt Alan Clements, the Director Defence Aviation Safety and Air Force Safety. His presentation was interesting in both where the ADO is going with their aviation safety management system as well as providing some historical perspective, and statistics.

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There has been a good deal of print and perspiration expended in the OH&S community on the principal of Zero Harm with the proponents of Zero Harm taking the position that no industrial accident is acceptable, regardless of how small it is. There are however, certain problems with their position.

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Why do safety critical organisations also fail to respond to sentinel events?

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I attended the Australian Rail Safety Conference 2010 in Melbourne this week. The conference’s theme was safety leadership and as a result we had a broad spread of corporate executives present providing their views on the leadership aspect of safety.

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