Information Overload

| October 27, 2009

One of the signfiicant tasks associated with implementing any management system is managing information – typically lots of information.  Usually, way too much information.  As I discussed in a previous post – Data Sprawl – Not Just an IT Problem, the fact that we are now managing “virtual information” leads us to believe that the more information we have the better.

Not true. 

As this video points out, at some point more information simply makes us stupid.

This is an important point to remember as you are establishing, implementing and maintaining your OH&S management system.  As you are developing your procedures, programs, forms, inspection sheets, training programs, meeting minutes, e-mail updates…… remember that the human brain only has so much capacity. 

Use it wisely.

© ENLAR® Compliance Services, Inc. (2009)

Category: OHSMS Documentation, OHSMS Implementation

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