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The Dynamics of Dehumanisation It is a very sobering experience to stand in a gas chamber and reflect on what happened there. I recently stood in the facility of Mathausen-Gusen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauthausen-Gusen_concentration_camp), one of the largest concentration camps in the Third Reich. Towards the end of WW2 as the allies closed in, all rail and roads led ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Give Aways I just published a page with a list of some of the most popular safety and risk articles, chosen based on the number of views, number of comments and number of social shares and likes. (SEE THE LIST HERE) I have some copies of Dr Rob Long's very popular books to give away - ...… Read the rest of the article

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Test Your Reaction Times Not sure whether to thank Sheri Suckling for sending me this or not? It has occupied far too much of my time today. Sheri suggests that perhaps something like this could be developed to be used for testing cognitive functioning and fitness for work……?It is the closest thing I’ll ever get to ...… Read the rest of the article

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The Hypocrisy of Safety Management Systems For SMEs

by Dave Collins
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The Hypocrisy of Safety Management Systems For SMEs At the moment there is a debate raging on a LinkedIn Forum (Ok, its not really raging perhaps just happening) about why SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) don't have comprehensive documented SMS (Safety Management Systems) in place.Of course, as expected on LinkedIn, there are plenty of comments about ...… Read the rest of the article

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The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement

by Dave Collins
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The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement: I really did want to stop at 10 but 11 is such an underrated number and rule No11 provides a great summary and round up of the top 10. After 30 years in risk and safety and 6 years posting 3000 articles and reading all the awesome comments ...… Read the rest of the article

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Words Can Change Your Brain

by Dr Rob Long
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Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict and Increase IntimacyGuest post by Dr Rob Long for the thinkers out there. I highly recommend Rob’s new book “Real Risk”This is the title of a wonderful book by Newberg whose research confirms the nature of brain plasticity and the importance of ...… Read the rest of the article

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Keep Discovering

by Dr Rob Long
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Keep Discovering This is the motto and tag line for Borealis, a creative European company that specializes in polyolefins and base chemicals (http://www.borealisgroup.com/). One of the things I love about Borealis is their semiotics. Let’s start with their main brand ‘keep discovering’. What a great way to understand life, work and living, by acknowledging the journey ...… Read the rest of the article

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