Santa, Myths and Regulators.

Santa, Myths and Regulators. I was at a building site yesterday and up pulled a ute full of cases of beer, gifts for loyal and faithful service. A few weeks ago the same company hired a cruise boat for a Christmas party complete with endless alcohol and strippers as a way of saying thanks to the ...… Read the rest of the article

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Worlds Largest Collection of Free Safety Stuff

Worlds Largest Collection of Free Safety Stuff I used to call myself “The Robin Hood of Safety” when I first started this blog. I collected all the safety slogans, safety pictures, risk assessment forms and safety checklists I could find and stuck ‘em all in one place. It was a big hit with all the safety ...… Read the rest of the article

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A top OHS blog for 2014 Congratulations to Kevin Jones and his blog SafetyAtWorkBlog for the recent award from LexisNexisKevin writes in response: I am very proud to receive recognition from LexisNexis again in 2014 for my work on the SafetyAtWorkBlog.  On 16 December 2014 LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’ Compensation named the SafetyAtWorkBlog as one of the ...… Read the rest of the article

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Understanding Extremism and Fundamentalisms As a result of the tragic events in Sydney our hearts extend to all those who have suffered from this senseless act. Whilst many will no doubt extend their expertise to the wise on social media it is more helpful to try and understand the mind of extremism and fundamentalism as a ...… Read the rest of the article

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Grade One Lessons in Culture

  Grade One Lessons in Culture I picked up my granddaughter from school the other day and she showed me her work and it was delightful to see what they have been doing in Grade One in Primary School on culture. What a shame we don’t do such work with people in risk and safety. Instead, safety ...… Read the rest of the article

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Latest Dolphyn Newsletter

  This year I Unsubscribed to dozens of safety newsletters (See Isn’t Safety Supposed to be a Positive Thing). Every time I opened these newsletters I was confronted by fines & punishments, legislative updates, death & injury, PPE and the latest snake oil – I was learning absolutely nothing from this and it just ...… Read the rest of the article

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I just read and enjoyed this article on LinkedIn Pulse. I think the message may resonate for some Safety People: (Ie One simple message for safety people who feel ostracised by a workforce or management who don't appreciate them, instead of dissing them as idiots or whinging about lack of commitment - go out and have conversations ...… Read the rest of the article

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Insights on Culture Latest blog by Phil LaDuke (see the whole articles here) who says: Even though corporate culture and organizational change is a well-established concept, many in safety seem to believe they can assign their own definitions to it (a recent discussion group yielded almost 500 responses on the ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability

Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability Rob’s new Book: “Following-Leading in Risk” is a MUST READ if you think you already know about Leadership. CHECK IT OUT This week Safe Work Australia released a report on Attitudes Towards Risk Taking and Rule Breaking in Australian Workplaces . The report summarizes ...… Read the rest of the article

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Thinking Differently: Building a Risk Culture Interesting article from Insurance Thought Leadership (uggghh - I know!)  by John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca Extract: “Young and old are dropping themselves from Wall Street at a pace we have not seen before” (sudden spade of suicides in 2014). “High -flying executives end up ...… Read the rest of the article

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Not my job to send you home alive

by Dave Collins
Not my job to send you home alive

Not my job to send you home alive Thanks to John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca for sharing this.Mike Rowe reflects on his experience on a Crab Boat in the Baring Sea. Working on Crab pots in 30 foots seas he asks about OSHA and Safety – the Captain says: “Look out there – OCEAN, not OSHA – ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety – Not The Number One Priority

by Dave Collins
Safety – Not The Number One Priority

Safety – Not The Number One Priority I have upset so many Safety Spuds over the years when I have said: “Safety is not the No1 Priority, never has been, never will be and never should be!” Unfortunately some just do not think things through before going off on their ...… Read the rest of the article

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The Unconscious and the Soap Dispenser

by Max Geyer
The Unconscious and the Soap Dispenser

The Unconscious and the Soap Dispenser I just came from a “Thinking Group” meeting where the topic of conversation was around conscious and unconscious thinking and about how our unconscious takes care of many of our decisions as we go about our day. In particular we talked about how when incidents happen, quite ...… Read the rest of the article

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Subjecting and Objecting About Risk

by Dr Rob Long
Subjecting and Objecting About Risk

Subjecting and Objecting About Risk Rob’s new Book: “Following-Leading in Risk” is a MUST READ if you think you already know about Leadership. CHECK IT OUTI read with amusement the constant projection of safety activities as objective. This is one of the great myths of behaviourism (and BBS), that the observer and safety expert is somehow neutral ...… Read the rest of the article

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‘Conversations on the Couch’–Biases

by Rob Sams
Conversations on the Couch–Biases

'Conversations on the Couch' – Biases In this edition of 'Conversations on the Couch', Gab & Rob talk through how the various biases we all have.If we want to truly understand and deal with risk, we need to recognise that it is subjective and that our thinking about risk is biased in so many ways.We hope ...… Read the rest of the article

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A Special Christmas Message From Safety Spud

by Safety Spud
A Special Christmas Message From Safety Spud

A Special Christmas Message From Safety SpudBE CAREFUL! Christmas is an accident waiting to happen - it really should be banned!. Safety Spud Santa's Xmas Accident Tips and Facts for a Zero Xmas:Mistletoe is poisonous as its berries contain toxic proteins that slow the heart rate and can cause hallucinations not to mention the diseases that ...… Read the rest of the article

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