Notes on Behaviour Based Safety(BBS) and its Evolution

Kashif Nazir Pandit During the late 1970s, Judy Komaki and her behavioural psychologist colleagues used their methodology in a food manufacturing facility to improve the safety performance by focusing on reinforcing safe behaviours. This was the birth of behaviour-based safety (BBS). Fast forward nearly 40 years and many BBS processes are still in place and […]

Bell’s Palsy: Causes and Cure(s)

Majid Kirmani Bell’s palsy is a medical condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the face. It is named Bell’s palsy after Charles Bell (a famous anatomist) who first discovered it. It can occur when the nerve (seventh cranial nerve) that controls the muscles of the face is injured, infected, […]

Odious Instincts and Crimes: Who is Responsible?

Odious Instincts and Crimes: Who is Responsible?

Muttaqi Naik While I am writing these lines, I cannot control my tears; the reason is known to most: what happened a day before in Bandipora, is damaging and alarming every aspect of our life. What I am going to tell you is what a civilized person can’t say, but am having no other option […]

On Loss, Grief and Bereavement: It’s Okay Not to be Okay

On Loss, Grief and Bereavement: It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Meer Abass “When I visit the grave where you lie in eternal peace I know that death and heaven brought you release; I try to envision your joy on that shore across the sea, And, until I join you, that’ll have to be enough for me”. Three years ago, I wrote about my best friend […]