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We don’t need no education

By Jon Keswick, CFSE / October 10, 2018

The headline, extracted from a popular song lyric*, uses the double-negative “don’t need no”, quite intentionally – to help emphasize a point. Whatever the song writer meant I’ll leave to others to decipher, but for my purposes hopefully it will get attention. * The lyric “We don’t need no education” is extracted from Pink Floyd’s “Another […]


Costly competence

By Jon Keswick, CFSE / November 4, 2016

The headline poses a tricky question. Process accident history is awash with many examples of apparent incompetence involving safety instrumented systems (and other protection layers), some of them resulting in literally billions of dollars of losses, not to mention large environmental impact and loss of human life. So, developing and maintaining competence in the area […]