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Behavioural Adjustment–Conditioning Humans to Safety New Ebook by Peter Ribbe who says:I would like to credit Dr. Robert Long (Human Dymensions) With turning on the little lightbulb above my head with his books and writing’s. And the Australian Army, who gave me the methods and experience. DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK HERE: Behavioural Adjustment - Conditioning to Safety EXCERPT:I am neither ...… Read the rest of the article

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There is no way I would do that! – Part Two People are just idiots (that makes things easier for me to deal with……)In my last piece I wrote about the impact that our social arrangements can have on how we make decisions and judgments, even in ways that we may not be consciously aware of. ...… Read the rest of the article

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  Risk and Safety in The Clockwork Universe One of the many dilemmas for the risk and safety person is tackling the randomness and uncertainty of life. How can one propose a goal that requires perfect control in a universe that doesn’t operate like clockwork?The idea of the clockwork universe was popular in the 19th Century of ...… Read the rest of the article

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Dolphyn Newsletter–March 2015

by Dave Collins
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Dolphyn Newsletter–March 2015 I have great pleasure in sharing Dolphyn’s latest newsletter. Compare this to the safety newsletters that you are used to getting – no compliance, no legislation, no data, no statistics, no snake oil, no fines, no PPE, no accident stories……just positive safety, people, learning and collaboration! ENJOY:Visit Dolphyns website: www.dolphyn.com.au Our Community & Collaboration"When ...… Read the rest of the article

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Is The Safety and Risk Revolution Coming?

by Dave Collins
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Is The Safety and Risk Revolution Coming?This afternoon I had some great, as always, conversation with my good mates Rob Sams and Max Geyer.We spoke at length at how inspired they have been lately working with companies who want to embrace real safety and risk through the understanding the social and human aspects of it ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Can’t Control Nature (or People)

by Dave Collins
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Safety Can’t Control Nature (or People) My (much) younger Sister is a talented artist and currently taking part in the 52 week illustration challenge. This week’s subject is “Green”.What I particularly loved was her comment that accompanied her piece (and no she hasn't been listening to me spruik!), I thought it particularly poignant for safety: I love ...… Read the rest of the article

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Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015 – Starts in Just 2 Weeks!

by Dave Collins

Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015Set this one in your diary, there has been nothing like this conference before. ACU, Human Dymensions and the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk are sponsoring the first Psychology of Risk Conference in Australia. The conference will be held at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney on ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Slogans Don’t Save Lives

by Phil LaDuke
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Unfortunately one of the most popular pages on this blog is our Safety Slogans Page (last week, during Indian Safety Week, it was getting 40k hits per day!).  Rob Long wrote of the futility and danger in using safety slogans here: Sayings, slogans, aphorisms and the discourse of simple. Hopefully we can introduce the safety ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety “Professionals” Behaving Badly

by Dave Collins
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Safety “Professionals” Behaving BadlyADDENDUM: This is an old post which I put up recently on LinkedIn Pulse. My Good Friend Max Geyer made a comment which I think sums this up better than I ever could. He says: I think that part of the difficulty, for the safety professional, is that they perceive that they are ...… Read the rest of the article

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Why Safety Controls Don’t Always Work

by Dave Collins
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Why Safety Controls Don’t Always Work The Way We ExpectThanks to John Wettstein from Safety Strategies for sending this photo in.Wilde’s theory of Risk Homeostasis tells us that all people have their own target level of risk. They will adjust their behaviour based on their own perception of the risk versus all of the perceived ...… Read the rest of the article

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Toolbox Talk Show–PPE

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Toolbox Talk Show – PPE Sarah Jane (The Safety Nerd) is making a series of videos and podcasts covering some of the basic fundamentals of safety. This is the first one (below) and you will be able to see them all here: http://www.riskologyconsulting.com.au/podcast SJ has also been blogging for some time ...… Read the rest of the article

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Stop, this is an intervention!

by Dave Whitefield
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Welcome to our latest Awesome Author, Dave Whitefield, from People and Risk. I first came across Dave’s work 3 years ago when he wrote Zero Harm – Just Say No!. It’s a real thrill to now have him writing on this blog, as well as getting to know him personally as a fellow member of ...… Read the rest of the article

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The workers compensation discourse

by James Ellis
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The workers compensation discourse A friend that I study with visited me recently with his wife. Cheekily, she chastised us for overusing the word ‘discourse’. “Why don’t you just say conversation or talking” she suggested? Almost simultaneously, and defensively, we responded by stating our position…..that discourse is so much more than the spoken words.According to Iara ...… Read the rest of the article

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This Toaster is Hot

by Rob Sams
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This Toaster is Hot Warning, please stop and “Take Five”!Guest Post by Rob Sams – inspired by this “Hot Toaster” page Before you read any further, I feel compelled to warn you that reading this article may be harmful for your health, it may even cause an injury. I have no idea how or why, but ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety then and now, how did we survive?

by Dave Collins
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Great insight by Keith McCabe – just posted on LinkedIn Pulse Safety then and now, how did we survive? People haven’t really changed that much their perception of safe is really much as it’s always been what has changed a lot is people’s perception of entitlement. Years ago if someone was asked ...… Read the rest of the article

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There is no way I would do that!

by Rob Sams
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There is no way I would do that! The impact of social arrangements on our decisions and judgmentsI had the privilege last week of meeting a new group of people as they commenced their adventure into the world of better understanding people and how we make decisions and judgments about risk. I felt especially privileged to ...… Read the rest of the article

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Are Our Front Line Leaders Ready?

by Goran Prvulovic
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Are Our Front Line Leaders Ready?  By Goran Prvulovic – RiskWise Solutions Does this mean that we have entered a new revolutionary period where we are likely to see a major breakthrough in the way front line operations manage risks, health and safety? Is this the beginning of the end of OHS profession as we know it? Disclaimer The ...… Read the rest of the article

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