SAFETY PERSPECTIVES

Lack of Awareness: My Downfall

Posted by  David Juristy

Okay, so here’s a good story.  I work for a company that has an entire practice dedicated to safety and improving workplace safety.  My degree is in Industrial Operations with an emphasis in safety.  I’ve been through countless safety training courses while on active duty in the United States Air Force.  To sum it up, I like to think of myself as a safe person.  That is until I completed the SafetyDNA assessment, an online psychological test battery that measures a person’s “SafetyDNATM,” which shows your personal safety profile.

When I received my report I was puzzled how it could conclude that I had a few “blind spots” when it came to certain areas relating to safety.  For example, one aspect of my profile is that I am lower than others on “Awareness of Surroundings” and to be honest, I was a little skeptical.  That is until this past weekend.


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Safety Indicators: Measuring Something That Didn't Happen (Part 2)

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3 Ways SafetyDNA Reduces Exposure to Injury

Posted by  Esteban Tristan, Ph.D.

In our previous blogs this month we have been discussing the term “SafetyDNATM” and why it is important to safety. SafetyDNA refers to the psychological factors that are consistently related to personal safety outcomes (e.g., incidents, injuries). These factors are made up of personality traits, values, abilities, and beliefs that all predict likelihood of injury, and each person has different levels and combinations of these characteristics. As a result, everyone has a unique SafetyDNA profile, making them more or less susceptible than others to the risks around them.

Once we have an understanding of what SafetyDNA is, we can then think about ways in which it can help keep people safe. Here are three in particular that stand out to me.


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