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Are you waiting to fail?

Are you waiting to fail?

A high proportion of employers are reacting to, rather than proactively looking for, failures, according to a new report.

The results are part of the recently released ‘Mindfulness of work health and safety in the workplace’ study conducted by Safe Work Australia.

The study says 87 per cent of employers agree that when something unexpected occurs in the workplace, they always try to work out why things didn’t go as planned. However, only 65 per cent of employers actively look for failures to understand them, the study adds.

When it comes to reporting bad news, only 37 per cent of employers go searching for it. Nevertheless, 87 per cent of employers agree that workers are encouraged to report significant mistakes. But only 35 per cent of employers agree that workers are rewarded for spotting potential problems, the study adds.

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Published on 30 July 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.

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