Catastrophic Events: Eight Questions Every Senior Leader Should Ask

Numerous catastrophic workplace incidents have occurred over the past decade, capturing the attention of media, regulatory agencies, the general public, and the safety profession. A closer examination of accident investigation reports reveals patterns of organizational errors that could be corrected and prevented if they became part of our safety conversation.
This white paper offers eight questions that leaders can ask themselves in order to learn how to reduce the exposures to catastrophic incidents in their organization. We cover:
  • Transformational behaviors that drive catastrophic event prevention
  • The nine cultural factors that correlate with strong process safety performance
  • The impact of cognitive bias and normalization of deviation in PS
  • The role management systems and incident investigations play in safety performance