ISM colloquium: ‘Failing Safely’
“Failing Safely,” an Integrated Safety Management (ISM) colloquium, will be presented by Todd Conklin, Organizational Human Performance expert, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 402 Auditorium. Refreshments will be served.
Abstract: Can Volvo really make a fatality free car? Is it possible to fail and learn? Is it possible to fail quickly and learn even quicker? All these questions are answered in a discussion around safe and reliable operations in high hazard environments like laboratories. More rules do not make us more safe — we must move beyond basic compliance. Understanding failure and building systems that fail forward make us much more productive and better at operating a safe environment.
Bio: Todd Conklin spent 25 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a senior advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture. During that time he focused on the Human Performance program, enjoying the best of both the academic world and the world of safety in practice. Conklin has a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of New Mexico and speaks all over the world with executives, groups and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the workers in the field and an organization’s systems, processes and programs.
“Safety is the ability for workers to be able to do work in a varying and unpredictable world.” —Todd Conklin