Ferry Diaster as 30 years ON!!! Culture?

  1. Today 6th March, Marks the 30th year of Ferry Disaster of the coast of Belgium in which 193 people traveling to Dover, UK lost their lives! I recollect the event vividly.

Zeebrugge 6th March 1987 Herald of Free Enterprise!!

Some of facts:- Pressure of work, turn around!!???

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Of course, great organisations learn lessons very well and implement the recommendations. Few resist?? This one took a lot and lot of time to learn lessons as this write up explains?? 

2) Phil has posted an excellent blog on Culture sell? I have also posted my thoughts on Culture in his blog post! 

Culture is all boil down to leadership! Greater  the 1) leadership, 2)team of personnel guided by 3)Subject matter experts of professionals, who have free, independent thinking to speak about without fear or favor or retribution the better and matured is the culture in the functional area of operation. Culture can never be sold in! It is an intrinsic value. 

3) I keep seeing mails on ISO 45001 the new Standard on Occupational Safety. The new standard may be expected to get released IV Qtr 2017- II Qtr 2018. OHSAS 18001 could be valid for 3 years from the new ISO 45001 standard release date. If you are already in to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 -2015 revised standards, this one is smooth sailing. Here is an overview.


Good Luck.


6th March 2017. 1155am.

PS: Look foward to some feedback! Thanks.


Author: Karthik B; Orion Transcenders. Bangalore.

Lives in Bangalore. HESS Professional of 30+ yrs experience. Global Exposure in 4 continents of over 22 years in implementation of Health, Environment, Safety, Sustainability. First batch of Environmental Engineers from 1985 Batch. Qualified for implementing Lean, 6Sigma, HR best practices integrating them in to HESS as value add to business.

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