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7 Insights into COVID-19 Prevention

Long before COVID-19 upended life as we know it, there were organizations demonstrating exceptional safety leadership. We are proud to have worked with countless safety professionals and leaders, from small companies and major global organizations alike, who ‘Get It’ when it comes to safety. We even wrote a book about what distinguishes a leader who…


Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention – 10 Years Later

Our first study on serious injury and fatality prevention revealed that these types of incidents had very different precursors compared to other types of injuries. Now, taking this understanding to the next level, our continued research has shown the need to look at where organizations sit on the SIF Maturity Curve.

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The COVID-19 Challenge — When Complexity Overcomes Capability

Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the balance of every organization’s capability and complexity pushing them to the left. Complexity has increased exponentially as companies are faced with never seen before dangers. Current capability to fully address the challenge is lacking…


Making the Workplace Safe from COVID-19

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 is of special interest to every organization but of even greater significance for organizations that rely on people to prevent SIF events. Fortunately, these organizations can apply learnings from SIF prevention in their approach to maintaining business continuity. This is important to everyone, but crucial to those organizations that are deemed essential.

Serious Injuries and Fatalities – The Fundamental Problem

In this video, Dr. Tom Krause discusses the disturbing trend first discovered around 2010. While most companies had seen recordable injuries decline, serious and fatal injuries remained level.  Further, strategies that reduced smaller injuries did not have the same impact on serious injuries.  We must continue to rethink how we approach safety improvement in general,…

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The 7 Crucial Things all Leaders Need to Know About Safety

In our work at Krause Bell Group, we’ve found that the most important ingredient in any safety program is strong leadership. But all too often, senior leaders don’t “get” safety at the level they need to in order to be effective. So what is it that senior leaders need to ‘Get’ about safety? What is…

Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities Requires Organizational Learning

About ten years ago a global client asked why Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs) weren’t declining at the same rate that recordable injuries were. That led to a study drawing on the data of six large organizations. The answers were revealing in many ways. We found that SIFs were structurally different than smaller injuries, precursors…

Does Focusing on SIFs Mean Ignoring Smaller Injuries?

In our book “7 Insights into Safety Leadership,” Tom Krause and I make the point that leaders should start with a focus on preventing serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). What does it mean to focus on SIFs? What doesn’t it mean? Why is a SIF focus better? First, A Clarification Focusing on SIFs does not mean that smaller injuries are unimportant….