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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Do all people report safety concerns?

The BP story is an interesting one. "A confidential survey of workers on the Deepwater Horizon in the weeks before the oil rig exploded showed that many of them were concerned about safety practices and feared reprisals if they reported mistakes or other problems." from:


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/us/22transocean.html?ref=us

We don't have a profit motive, but do people hesitate to report their own mistakes or insignificant injuries for fear of reprisal? Like whatever happened to those dudes in the electrocution interview video? That obligatory confession in the face of a firing squad sure scared me!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

People make judgments about what is appropriate to act on.

Rules and guidelines are proscriptive. What transpires is what the employee does to comply.

Anonymous said...

7/23 1:37 AM: I think you meant "prescriptive" not "proscriptive" (i.e., forbidding). Otherwise your post makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

what electrocution video?

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