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clip_image002Safety Conversation Essentials – 20 TipsIf you loved this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HEREIn our preoccupation with technology, systems, checklists and legislation I trust we don’t lose sight of the most powerful instrument we have to manage risk – the simple but effective, safety conversation. Now whilst having a conversation is simple, it’s not ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Depositphotos_35298441_xs.jpgWith 10 tips at the end of the article on how to actively listen. See also: The Sound of SafetySnap, Crackle, Pop. That’s the Sound we Love to HearSilences in Safety The ‘Noise’ of Safety, Silence and Practicing of Mindfulness When I was in Year 12 I completed my 5th year studying German. Year 12 German was a ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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risk-assessment_thumb.jpgTick, flick and forget. The absurdity of risk assessments without the conversation. Another great post by Keith McCabe – first published here on LinkedInI’ve written about this before but I feel it’s important to keep saying something. Until we find better ways to involve people in the risk assessment process the real purpose isn’t likely to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image.png Researchers Reveal the Top 10 Most Effective Safety Slogans Ever Using a new iphone app, a team of social psychology experts has analysed every meaningless aphorism and every condescending platitude ever displayed in the workplace to come up with a list of the most effective safety slogans of all time.Research project leader, Prof. Gerhardt Spudovsky, said: ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngSafety for Luddites I often receive marketing for safety products and get astounded at the way ‘dumb down safety’ is seduced by technology. Often the assumption is that if we collect data on an iPad somehow safety is better. Or, if we use GPS or some kind of new technological product somehow we are improving safety? ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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iyoyoI was waiting and hoping for Dr Rob to chime in on this when I published the article about Google Glass. Rob makes lots of great points like: with all this new technology how come we were promised a paperless office yet have more paperwork than ever? And, We can Skype all around the world ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?

by Dave Collins
image_thumb.pngDo Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good? Safety slogans and safety signs still seem to be one of the most popular forms of communication in the workplace. Those two search terms bring more traffic to this blog than most others combined? There are many articles on this blog about slogans, signs and semiotics (I’ve listed ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Porn Safety (Safe For Work)

by Phil LaDuke
image_thumb.pngLatest article by Phil LaDuke, first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/porn-safety/Phil says: Many in the safety profession believe that they have a higher and more noble calling. If this is the case, don't safety professionals have a responsibility to put their personal feelings aside in favor of the needs of the workers (who in many of the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety for True Believers

by Dr Rob Long
Depositphotos_17651515_s-2015_thumb.jpgSafety for True Believers Is the safety industry a religion? You work it out.ReligionSafetyGod ordains salvation Individuals ordain salvation - ‘safety is a choice’ - ‘unsafety is a choice’http://www.safetyrisk.net/is-safety-a-choice-you-make/Aspiration to perfectionGod is omniscient Aspiration to perfection – Humans are omniscient‘All accidents are preventable’Sense of the sacred Sense of the sacred, safety is above all things and justifies all power ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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“Safety” or “Safeing”

by Dave Collins
Depositphotos_9767607_xs.jpg“Safety” or “Safeing” Sheri Suckling made some interesting points this morning in discussions on a couple of articles: How Do You Know If You Are Leading in Risk and Safety? and Doing a Risk Assessment which inspired this quick blog.First some background. Safety seems to have bred a culture of absolutes. This culture denies error and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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