My Life in Safety : Lessons in Performance Improvement
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Publisher: Gerakbudaya Enterprise
Author: Krishna M Bala
In the journey to improve performance in the field of safety, it is a sobering reality that input does not always equal output. That is the unique and ever-present challenge faced by leaders, managers and safety professionals in any industry that has a significant element of operational risk – industries where workers’ lives are at stake. In a novel approach to addressing this dilemma, My Life in Safety treats this as a change management project, requiring synergy between people, plant and process to deliver the desired outcomes. What it offers is a tried and tested mental model that enables a systematic approach to the attainment of the ultimate objective of achieving “Zero”. The Flow consists of a framework of tools, synthesising the author’s four decades in operational, transformational and safety roles. It is a short and light read in a chatty personal style with concepts supported by the author’s experiences and insights.
Krishna Bala’s My Life in Safety provides readers with a highly accessible and practical tool – “The Flow.” The Flow offers a data-driven approach to understanding injury causation and developing sustainable improvement strategies. Anyone in a position to help their organization get to, and stay at, Zero will benefit from it.
Partner, Krause Bell Group. Co-author of 7 Insights Into Safety Leadership
About the Author
Krishna Bala believes that the hidden hand of life prepared him for his calling: Safety. A variety of roles in research, construction, engineering, operations and change management at the National Electricity Board of Malaya, Sarawak Shell, PETRONAS, Shell EP Americas, Shell EP Asia Pacific and Hess Corporation, at global, regional and national levels have given him a unique perspective on how systems deliver performance. My Life in Safety is his final chapter in his adventure in safety. He has a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool and holds a PhD in Numerical Methods from Imperial College, the University of London.