May 25, 2017
The Last Slice of ‘Swiss Cheese': How Company Culture Saves Lives or Gets People Killed
A bit of a personal note on my latest Forbes column, if I might. I worked briefly for IBM on a loading dock. As a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune, I covered way too many (one is too many) workplace fatalities. One of my best friends from childhood died six summers ago in a logging accident. There are few things in the field of employee research about which I feel more passionately than worker safety. This is why I wrote today’s column on the current evidence connecting morale with those sometimes split-second realizations and decisions that save a life. More than usual, I hope the piece proves useful.