Safety

February 20, 2019

Safety Leadership isn’t what you know; it’s what you make happen.

Too many managers, especially those working in safety complain of being trapped in meeting rooms or behind a desk. When faced with real-world concerns, they communicate policy, statistics and too often, “corporate-speak”, but don’t provide on-the-ground leadership to make change happen.
December 21, 2018
Could This End Wars?

Could This End Wars?

When I was first exposed to the concepts behind our methodology here at JMJ, I thought to myself, “Wow, I think, maybe, this kind of approach could end wars.”
December 18, 2018
Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

On the golf course yesterday, I gave some thought to what may be the single biggest obstacle with our work at JMJ, and even more so for our clients taking on our work.
December 5, 2018
Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

An organizational Transformation is no small task, with the seemingly impossible demand to reach hundreds, thousands, or even hundred thousands of people sometimes on every continent on the planet. JMJ Co-founder, Joseph Friedman, spoke with JMJ Global Client Manager Billy Afghan about the value of commitment and what it takes to cause a cultural safety Transformation in large organizations that can reach around the world.
November 26, 2018
A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

In our Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety consulting work, we talk a lot about “why”: Why is it so important to hold handrails? Why is it so important to follow systems and procedures?
November 11, 2018

Four Opportunities Available by Implementing an Incident and Injury-Free Safety Approach During Front End Engineering Design phase of a Major Capital Project

JMJ’s Managing consultant Andy Mais talks about the value of bringing the commitment to Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) safety into the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase of a Major Capital Project.
August 24, 2017
The Grenfell Tower Tragedy: Learning From Major Accidents Can Lead to Lasting Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower Tragedy: Learning From Major Accidents can Lead to Lasting Systemic Change

One of our most experienced consultants (Gill Kernick) was deeply affected by the recent fire in the tower block in London. She works collaboratively to build the leadership capability to shape cultures and unlock potential and performance. Ensuring the voice of the front-line worker is heard by senior executives is a focus of her work, Gill has a passion for developing the leadership capability and culture needed to prevent major accidents.
April 28, 2017
The Hallmark of an Organization With a Great Safety Culture is How it Responds to Incidents

The Hallmark of an Organization with a Great Safety Culture is how it Responds to Incidents

Within days of that incident my close friend and JMJ Partner, Steve Lang, sent this photo and brief anecdote from a large operating and construction site in India:
March 22, 2017
Scaffold or Gallows ?

Scaffold or Gallows ?

Recently a worker fell from a 4.8-meter-high scaffold located just outside a process plant. He and two colleagues equipped with harnesses and prepped with a Tool Box Talk (TBT) set out to dismantle the scaffolding in fair weather. Despite being tied off, one man fell to the ground and suffered serious injuries. Fortunately, he did not die.
March 5, 2017
How Opening Your Car Door like the Dutch Could Save Someone’s Life

How Opening Your Car Door like the Dutch Could Save Someone’s Life

Many car drivers do not check their surroundings while opening the door of their vehicle. Seeing if something is coming from behind before opening the door is crucial, one way to make sure that you always check your surroundings is to adopt and practice the simple technique called “Dutch Reach”.