The Human Factor in HSE

Episode 4 - Jeremy's 30 years HSE Evolution

November 14, 2022 Bjørn Jepsen - WeFocus Season 1 Episode 4
Episode 4 - Jeremy's 30 years HSE Evolution
The Human Factor in HSE
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The Human Factor in HSE
Episode 4 - Jeremy's 30 years HSE Evolution
Nov 14, 2022 Season 1 Episode 4
Bjørn Jepsen - WeFocus

In this episode Bjørn is guested by Jeremy Nauert, International HSE Director, Norsk Hydro. The episode covers Jeremy's passion for HSE work, how he actually only incidentally ended up in HSE 30 years ago by going from biological research to safety work, how he believes that HSE work requires a deep interest in the wellbeing of other people, and much more.

Jeremy also covers how HSE for him has been an interesting challenge from a fundamental perspective to impact people's lives and try to make them safer, while these people also go to work to make a living. 

Moreover, Jeremy shares an interesting perspective on how HSE 30 years ago was all caught up in procedures: If you wrote a good procedure and told people to follow it, then everything should turn out well. Jeremy here thought there was a gap between the theory and reality. He therefore followed the science that developed over the next 3 decades and tried to balance his knowledge with findings in neuroscience and behavioural psychology as well. He, as so many other ambitious HSE professionals, wanted to get over the constant frustration with saying "The procedure was there. Why wasn't it followed?".

We hope you enjoy this inspiring and thought-provoking episode!

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In this episode Bjørn is guested by Jeremy Nauert, International HSE Director, Norsk Hydro. The episode covers Jeremy's passion for HSE work, how he actually only incidentally ended up in HSE 30 years ago by going from biological research to safety work, how he believes that HSE work requires a deep interest in the wellbeing of other people, and much more.

Jeremy also covers how HSE for him has been an interesting challenge from a fundamental perspective to impact people's lives and try to make them safer, while these people also go to work to make a living. 

Moreover, Jeremy shares an interesting perspective on how HSE 30 years ago was all caught up in procedures: If you wrote a good procedure and told people to follow it, then everything should turn out well. Jeremy here thought there was a gap between the theory and reality. He therefore followed the science that developed over the next 3 decades and tried to balance his knowledge with findings in neuroscience and behavioural psychology as well. He, as so many other ambitious HSE professionals, wanted to get over the constant frustration with saying "The procedure was there. Why wasn't it followed?".

We hope you enjoy this inspiring and thought-provoking episode!