Nassim Taleb has released a draft copy of his upcoming book “Silent Risk" for error detection... Please check out and download the pdf version on his website!


There appears to be a lot of confusion about indicators and how to use them for steering. Just a simple illustration of how processes work.

You put something in them (input), you do something with them (throughput) and you get a result (output). And so you have randomness, noise and external factors that may affect your result (ending in something we will call outcome). You can largely control output, outcome not so much. Make sure your performance isn't measured against outcome parameters, rather use one of the other three. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't monitor outcome parameters at all, but regard them as an indicator and initiation of further investigation, nothing more.

Safety professionals appear to have that gene that has them screening their environment for hazards constantly, prompting my wife often to say "You're not at work now". But still I can't help noticing (and commenting) when I see blocked emergency exits (like this one in an Oslo bookstore) and the like...


We're VERY proud to have been part of the organizational committee for this great Symposium that will take place in Amsterdam in November of this year. Please click on the picture to check out the program and find the details for participation. This promises to be one of the top HSEQ events of 2014 - make sure you're there!

A great video by Volkswagen that underlines the importance of having your eyes on the road in a rather original and effective way.

Find the video here or click on the picture.