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Boxing-In Safety Can Be Dangerous When I was a young boy I remember my parents buying their first automatic washing machine which came in a large cardboard box. I watched them fill it with clothes, a magic white powder and revolve around for about two minutes before turning my attention to the box.Like most children growing ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Never Sleeps: Creating A Culture of Vigilance  By Phil La Duke first published Here: Safety Never Sleeps: Creating A Culture of VigilancePhil says:  What is safety? Ask a dozen safety professionals and you are likely to get two dozen responses. And furthermore, since the absence of safety does not denote the presence of safety, maybe we ...… Read the rest of the article

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Article by Phil LaDuke on his blog: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/Phil says: If we focus too much on the moral "correctness" of worker safety we risk losing credibility with the business community. Safety has to be more than a quasi-religion. In this week’s post I explore the rise of the safety theocracy. The Rise of the Safety Theocracy “You’d be ...… Read the rest of the article

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How To Safely Pick Up Chicks – spot the hazards By colourful veteran safety crusader, Barry Spud.When I received the email  with this subject line I almost didn't bother opening it. I have never had a problem with the ladies.  We all know that women want a man with a good sense of safety, one who ...… Read the rest of the article

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Lots of discussion about these currently on OHS Forums, my thoughts are that we should only have one set of procedures that include any safety, not a work instruction and say a SWMS. Procedures MUST be written by or with the people doing the job and regularly reviewed – no better training!! I have been ...… Read the rest of the article

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What ISN’T Safety? If you think safety is zero harm then is love just zero hate?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 ...… Read the rest of the article

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What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock?

by Rob Sams
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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

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Great Quote To Think About In The Context Of Safety At Work

by Dave Collins
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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 of how we treat ...… Read the rest of the article

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Nobody Ever Said Safety Would Be Easy

by Phil LaDuke
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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

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A creative safety initiative but beware of the by-products

by Dave Collins
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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

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