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October 23, 2019

Using Technology to Improve Safety

Technology is leading the way in safety leadership. It can have a huge impact in the safety training of employees across many industries.
September 7, 2019

Major Capital Projects

August 20, 2019

Cover-ups, lies ‘a systemic cancer’ in world of oilpatch health and safety breaches: whistleblowers

The advice may not have been specific, but oilpatch contractor Matthew Linnitt states he knew what he was "supposed" to do: lie on official records about an event that could have killed him, or someone would be fired.
August 13, 2019

Why Poor Shift Handover Can Lead to Serious Oil & Gas Incidents

In the oil & gas industry, uncertainties are unavoidable and if they are not recognized correctly, they may lead to unfortunate circumstances such as accidents. Constant process in the oil & gas industry requires people who carry out operations and maintenance of oil & gas factories, normally within 24 hours, 7 days a week.
July 7, 2016
A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

It’s early Saturday morning and Somchai, a young Thai foreman, is tired, but alert. Promoted to his position and transferred recently, along with his crew, from a civil worksite to this old refinery in South Asia, he realizes he is anxious much of each working day.
January 27, 2016
Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

A serious injury occurred at a brownfield site in Asia recently. Below are two versions of the incident.
December 1, 2015
Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Energy and construction companies have had to reduce their costs due to low commodity prices. Projects and operating sites have eliminated HSE advisors and technicians. External services, including training support, have been cut.
November 16, 2015
Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery CDRP Named PMI Project of the Year Award Winner!

Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery CDRP Named PMI Project of the Year Award Winner!

The El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project (CDRP) has been honored by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as the winner of the profession’s highest accolade—the 2015 PMI Project of the Year Award.
June 18, 2015
Australia and Korea: the Drive for Production Could Continue to Produce Tragic Consequences

Australia and Korea: the Drive for Production Could Continue to Produce Tragic Consequences

In the next month, Mike Goddu will be speaking to audiences in Perth, Australia and Seoul, Korea on Leading Safety Differently. Here he explores these two different cultures, and how there is a similar need and opportunity for Safety Leadership.
April 27, 2015
Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

In my recent blogs on “Evolving Beyond Behaviourism,” I make several assertions in regards to companies and sites that have enjoyed safety success, yet are stalled in their further improvement.