Despite making significant improvements over the last 20 years, incident data suggest that there has been a plateauing of injury rates within Australia and around the world. Mature resource businesses have invested heavily in the environment and practice components of their organisations, but further improvement in safety performance lies within the true engagement and involvement of people and ‘trying something new’ instead of simply more of the same.
Businesses need to move beyond traditional education campaigns, fear driven approaches and behaviour based safety strategies, and take individual psychology more deeply into account. By engaging the minds of their people they can ensure initiatives are working with brain biology, rather than against it.
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