‘Safety differently’ is about relying on people’s expertise, insights and the dignity of work that is done to improve safety and efficiency. It is about halting or pushing back on the ever-expanding bureaucratization and compliance of work.

The cost of compliance and bureaucracy can be mind-boggling—up to 10% of GDP, with every person working some 8 weeks per year just to cover the cost of compliance, paperwork and bureaucratic accountability demands. This is non-productive time. It has also stopped progressing safety. Over the last two decades, safety improvements have flatlined (as measured in fatalities and serious injury rates, for instance) despite a vast expansion of compliance and bureaucracy.

Following his talk, Sidney Dekker took part in a talk with Monica Haage:

You can download Sidney Dekker´s presentation here.