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12 Paradigm Shifts That Are Changing Safety Around the World

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A safety thought-leader is gaining a massive amount of positive international attention and is being syndicated in multiple publications around the world. Larry Wilson, author of SafeStart, has recently been spreading the word about his Paradigm Shift series of articles and is changing the way people view safety regardless of their culture, language or industry. With 12 articles, Larry is honing in on the universal problem of human error. 

A paradigm is an unwritten rule that directs actions. A paradigm shift is a change in approach that adjusts the course of your actions. This is common in safety—compliance often dictates unwritten rules. But factors like human error requires a paradigm shift to redirect the way you handle safety matters since the human element is often not sufficiently considered. 

Larry’s Paradigm Shift series addresses risk assessment, unexpected events, safety judgment and skill development, neuroscience, the complacency continuum, deliberate risk and how to handle these issues with a focus on human factors.

As a leading voice in the EH&S world, Larry has been changing the way people view safety for over two decades. In fact, he was a behavior-based consultant when he determined that safety professionals needed an advanced safety awareness training program that went beyond the limitations of BBS.

Check out part one, Rethinking Traditional Safety Part 1: Assessing hazards & human error, in ISHN Magazine where he kicks off this series in North America. He’s also featured in publications around the world like Revista Más Seguridad (Mexico), Revista Seguriiar (Mexico), Industrial Safety Review (India), Torque Magazine (UK), El Prevencionista (Peru), Revista Seguridad (Chile), Revista CIPA (Brazil), Safety Work (Columbia), Industrial Plant & Equipment (Ireland), Manufacturing Matters Ireland, SPJ Magazine (Russia) and PIC Magazine (France).

Larry has also published the book, Defenseless Moments, to provide a different perspective on serious injuries, based on these 12 Paradigm Shift articles. The book is a great read for those that want to have these great safety topics on hand in one publication, and it’s an excellent companion to his previous book, Inside Out.


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