We all have fallen for this trap. We talk about the stuff that is bad. We present accidents and near misses in the hopes that workers will learn and be better...in a way we want to deter your accident by scaring you with someone else's accident. It does not really work, but hey when has that ever stopped us. Bet you a dollar you can find Heinrich's Pyramid someplace in your plant - worse yet - I'll bet you can find somebody that believes if you have 300 sprained ankles the nest event will be a death.
Let's talk about what works. Let's talk about where our safety programs and controls are working. Let's tell stories of how we are getting better and better. Let's talk about where we have failed safely.