sad-safety_thumb.jpgWhy we Need to Accept Pain and Suffering A close friend has recently started as a mentor in a program that supports women who have been victims of severe domestic violence, to work their way back into society. Part of the training for this role is the Accidental Counsellor program. My friend was sharing some of the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngFailure Must be an Option The Australian Government wants to stimulate an innovation/ideas avalanche and have thrown $1.1 billion at trying to create a ‘boom’ of ‘agile’, ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’ people seeking to embrace risk (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/innovation-statement-what-you-need-to-know-about-malcolm-turnbulls-plan-20151206-glgzhs.html ). Just like the US Government in Oct 2015 in The Strategy for American Innovation advocated Americans to ‘embrace risk’ ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngCalculators, Matrices and Mumbo Jumbo Risk Assessment There is no more critical question the safety industry needs to ask than, ‘what is the trajectory?’ Or, ‘Where is this taking us?’ Unfortunately, the safety industry doesn’t ask this question, especially with regard to the social and psychological by-products of its goals and activities. Unfortunately, this form of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngThe Emperor Has No Hard Hat – Still As Valid Today by Alan Quilley, first published here: safetyresultsblog 10 Year Anniversary Sale! He’s not only 10 years older…he’s ten years wiser! It’s been 10 years since my first book “The Emperor Has No Hard Hat – Achieving REAL Workplace Safety Results” was published. It’s been quite a ride since ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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clip_image002_thumb.pngThe Triarchic Mind, Risk and Safety So much of how we think about decision making is centred on the brain. The common misconception is that the brain is a mainframe computer that directs actions. This is how binary reductionist thinking operates. The human will is centred here in the brain, that way ‘safety is a choice ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngAmping it Up in Safety In a recent blog I asked why are we afraid, and explored fear and how it may impact on our feelings, and decisions about risk. I also shared a story of how after the 911 terror attacks in 2001, American’s turned en mass to driving instead of flying. One result of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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What Can Safety Learn from Barbie

by Dr Rob Long
safety-barbie_thumb.jpgWhat Can Safety Learn from Barbie We learn today that after many years Barbie is getting a ‘make over’. The iconic doll of the ‘perfect’ female form is about to become ordinary, diverse and not perfect. This is the end of a 56 year tradition that has had more harmful by-products than any other social experiment ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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New Qantas Flight Safety Video

by Dave Collins
image_thumb.pngNew Qantas Flight Safety Video Whilst not quite as risqué, Qantas has taken a leaf out of Air NZ's* book with this brilliantly refreshing safety video that blends key safety messages with a great showcase of Australian destinations and real people, and is interesting enough for people to WANT to watch! I think they only use ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Joys of Blogging

by Dave Collins
SmileI am sure that anyone who has a blog can relate to this   Thanks to Alan Quilley from safetyresultsblog for sharing… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why are we Afraid?

by Rob Sams
fear_thumb.pngWhy are we Afraid? We’ve all been afraid of something at one time or another. The classic situation that I remember as a kid was being afraid of the dark; it haunted me for years and stopped me doing a lot of things. In more recent times, I recall being afraid of two guys who ‘looked ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Just Shut The Gates?

by Dave Collins
closed-safety-first_thumb.jpgJust Shut The Gates? Another pondering from sharp end for discussion – by James Parkinson from www.safety-consultant.com.au In the safety field I have learned to accept that not all things can be controlled the way some people would like to think they can be. In saying this, it brings me to thoughts on recent shark attacks on people ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why Would You Talk That Way?

by Dr Rob Long
holy communionWhy Would You Talk That Way? Postman’s classic book ‘Crazy talk, Stupid Talk’ (1976) discusses the power of semantic environments. That is, the context in which we talk. For example, the words ‘sorry I have sinned’ may make sense in a confessional but don’t make much sense in a court room. Similarly, the words ‘your eyes ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Sensemaking and Signs

by Max Geyer
notice_thumb.jpgSensemaking and Signs A while ago I wrote an article titled “It’s All in the Sign”. On reflection it is interesting that it generated two different lines of thought. The one line was about non-conscious communication and not overloading our minds and how that is helpful in us managing our everyday lives. The other related to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What Being a Musician Taught Me About Safety

by Dave Collins
musician_thumb.pngWhat Being a Musician Taught Me About Safety By Alan Quilley – first published here I’ve been a musician for over 50 years! Wow, just typing that has made me flashback to a zillion hours of practice and performance. My memories are flooded with all the friends I’ve made along the way. I often meld two of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Making Sense of Semiotics and Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Caution-Toaster-Is-HotMaking Sense of Semiotics and Safety Semiotics is about symbol (sign, significance, signified and signifyer) as language and text as symbol and, the discourse (power-trajectory) of both (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotics ). Semiotic influence is tertiary and non-conscious. Semiotics is ignored by the safety industry because Safety is bogged down with engineering and regulatory world views. For Safety, if ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Learning is a Social Activity

by Rob Sams
social-learning_thumb.jpgLearning is a Social Activity As many would know, I’ve been on a learning journey (or ‘adventure’ as I prefer to call it) over the past three years in a quest to learn more about people and how we make decisions and judgments about risk. This ‘adventure’ has taken me in many directions, there’s been more ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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3 Things I learned about Safety from Buddhism

by Dave Collins
what-if.jpg  A recent article by Susan Zivcec, first published HERE and republished with permission: 3 Things I learned about Safety from Buddhism What if I told you we will never be safe? If you are a fan of Hudson's maturity model, you will recognise this as "chronic unease'' which is a prerequisite for a resilient culture. But this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risky Business

by Phil LaDuke
image.pngRisky Business By Phil La Duke – first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/risky-business/ We all take risks, there’s a saying that when you’re driving, anyone driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac. Okay, I don’t know if it qualifies as a saying, per se, but I’ve heard it said. So ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Adversarialism and the Politicisation of Safety

by Dr Rob Long
image_thumb.pngAdversarialism and the Politicisation of Safety One of the by-products of binary thinking is adversarialism that is, the framing of being by oppositionalism. Adversarialism shapes its sense of being by what it is not. It doesn’t know what it believes but rather what it doesn’t believe. It defines itself over against ‘the other’ who it demonises. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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10 Steps to an Effective Induction

by Dr Rob Long
Depositphotos_45422039_s-2015_thumb.jpg10 Steps to an Effective Induction In response to this recent article by Workcover NSW I suggest the following. The consideration for all inductions is to make them effective, simplicity doesn’t guarantee effectiveness. Neither is simplicity the place to start. The place to start with the challenge of inductions is ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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