Your Safety Intuition


One of the definitions of Intuition is “the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired.” Have you ever been working away then all of a sudden you get the feeling that something just isn’t right? More times than not, your intuition is right and it should be a signal to stop what you are doing and look around. This module is about how intuition works and why it is such a powerful safety tool.


  1. There is science to your gut feelings
  2. Intuition is the highest form of intelligence
  3. Tapping into your intuition
  4. Why intuition is important to safety
  5. Thinking without thinking
  6. Paying attention to your stomach
  7. Creating white space
  8. Prioritizing sudden feelings
  9. Conducting a hindsight experiment
  10. Don’t Get Cloudy

Reflective Questions:

  • When was the last time you had a gut reaction? Was it accurate why or why not?
  • How well do you do at prioritizing sudden gut feelings at work? What examples do you have about your gut reactions / intuitions helping to keep you safe?
  • In the module you learned that you should often think without thinking? What does this mean and how do you do it?

Homework Assignment:

In the module you learned about conducting a hindsight experiment. A hindsight experiment is documenting when you have a gut reaction and then revisiting the reaction after things play themselves out. The idea is that by analyzing your gut reactions, after the fact, you can determine how accurate they are.

For the next five days be sure to document when you have a gut reaction / intuitive sensation. Then assess those reactions and sensations to measure their validity.

Journal Entry:

Post module activity that highlights the learning from the homework assignment and helps set a course for continued learning application.