What ISN’T Safety?
There is quite an active discussion happening on a LinkedIn Forum (The Safety EHS OHS Group) at the moment in response to the question “What is Safety...define safety in only 2 words”. SEE IT HERE. You will see that it’s not really a discussion as any attempts to question the responses are ignored ...… Read the rest of the article
What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock?
I live in Australia, a country inhabited by people from many cultures, a country with a strong indigenous history and a country with a geography that is well summed up by poet Dorothea Mackellar in her poem My Country;
“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ...… Read the rest of the article
Great Quote To Think About In The Context Of Safety At Work This is a famous quote by Sir Thomas More from his book “Utopia”, written in 1516. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(book). It was also quoted in the film “Ever After – A Cinderella Story” The quote struck a chord with me in the context ...… Read the rest of the article
First published here on Phil LaDuke’s BlogPhil says: In safety we are surrounded by people who are looking for simple solutions to complex problems and often these people include safety professionals themselves. In this months post I look at applying Occam's Razor (The simplest explanation is usually the correct one) to incident investigation and find ...… Read the rest of the article
A creative safety initiative but beware of the by-productsVideo of this “life saving” road safety initiative by Samsung has gone viral on Youtube. I can understand that, its a pretty cool idea. However, the number of hits on Youtube or the use of technology to provide a relatively simple solution to a complex problem are ...… Read the rest of the article
I was asked recently for something different that could be done for a safety awareness session. I referred the person to this article from a few years ago - they tried it and apparently it worked brilliantly! What do you reckon? When it was first published I got an equal proportion of positive and negative ...… Read the rest of the article