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image_thumb.pngDumber Ways To Promote Safety Metro Los Angeles have just released a collection of short videos aimed at improving safety around their rail network. They are being likened to the Victorian Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” campaign in the way they are using a combination of comedy and severity to get attention and change behaviour. See ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngEssentials in Investigations We train people to investigate because we know there is no zero harm. Fallible life and fallible systems don’t always go right. Whilst we don’t wish misfortune on anyone it is important that people are prepared to investigate events so that we can learn. When we look at the standard WHS curriculum in investigations ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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clip_image002_thumb.pngCritical Thinking and Questioning in Safety Great to read a piece on the Safety Differently site that situates systems within a social and societal context (Thinking Differently about incident investigations). One of the strange things about the tradition of safety is its maintenance of the myth of objectivity, particularly in investigations. Benner’s piece helps us understand ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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binary_thumb.jpgRepublished by request and now with accompanying video (at end of article). This article was referenced in the must read new book: Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk (follow that link for a really cool video on the myths of safety paperwork) Quote from the article: The denial of the zero goal is not ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngSafety Sign Nuisance When does one person's safety message become another person's nuisance sign? By Rohanne Young, Director at Risk Management Coaching (www.riskmanagementcoaching.com.au ) This article was first published here I was driving to a meeting with a client the other morning and a sign flashed up in my peripheral vision. The sign said "Distracted drivers are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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binary.jpgThe Binary Barnacle Binary Opposition and the logic of safety “How many people do you want to injure today…..?” A barnacle is marine crustacean that attaches itself permanently to something else. It can be cut off but its attachment is so fused into the object that it damages the host in separation. Binary logic has become fused in ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Power in Silence

by Rob Sams
safety silenceThe Power in Silence Effective communication, conversation and consultation are vital in our support of others to learn about, and discern risk. So vital in fact, that if I were asked; “what is the one of the most helpful things that we could do to better support others in dealing with risk? I would certainly include ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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EGO is not a dirty word

by Drewie
clip_image002_thumb.jpgEGO is not a dirty word Written by Drewie/Hard Hat Mentor Hi team, I trust you are having a great day thus far. If not perhaps clicking on the video at the end of this post may inspire you to have a little ‘happy moment’ and dance, even if on the inside. Due to the title I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What If I Valued People And Not Safety?

by Dave Whitefield
safety firstWhat If I Valued People And Not Safety? When organisations say that their number one priority is safety, it can have some unexpected outcomes. Setting, and stating, organisational priorities and values is a wicked problem to begin with. Nothing is neutral and everything has meaning, so when “safety” gets chosen as the poster child of priorities, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Lessons From Safety Prosecutions–Book Giveaway

by Dave Collins
image.pngLessons From Safety Prosecutions–Book Giveaway Like a free copy of the Safety Myth busting book “Risky Conversations” plus access to some 20+ accompanying videos (these are awesome – see an example here)? WARNING: As it already has for so many others, it will completely change the way you think about Safety and the complex reality of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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HumanDymensions Newsletter–June 2016

by Dr Rob Long
image_thumb.pngHumanDymensions Newsletter–June 2016 Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology of Risk - Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk. The book is the result of three days of conversations between Rob Long, Greg Smith and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Common Sense is Non Sense

by Dr Rob Long
imageCommon Sense is Non Sense Latest article by Dr Rob Long following on from Phil LaDukes article: http://www.safetyrisk.com.au/the-greatest-threat-to-safety-might-be-your-safety-training/ I highly recommend Rob’s other Articles HERE and his new book: For The Love of Zero On Tuesday 12 March 2013, Rockhampton-based Arrow Property Maintenance faced the Queensland Coroner's Court regarding a teenager electrocuted installing home insulation. The inquest heard ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings

by Dr Rob Long
safety-third_thumb.pngquotable quote: “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words but they dumb down culture and distract people from taking safety seriously”. All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings All injuries are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Is No Accident

by Dave Collins
safety-is-n-oaccident.gifSafety Is No Accident By Phil La Duke and first published on his blog here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/safety-is-no-accident/ Let me begin by saying that the title is trite, and sounds like a slogan, I have to say I thought of rephrasing it but ultimately decided that however much it made me seem like I was trying to be clever ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Honey they get me! They get me at work!

by Dennis Millard
thet-get-me_thumb.pngBrilliant article by Dennis Millard from HumanRysk – first published on his blog HERE Honey they get me! They get me at work! Wouldn’t it be great if our employees all felt they were understood in our business? I often hear business managers/owners saying how frustrated they are to have their staff not following procedures, making mistakes, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Bonsai Safety? 盆栽の安全性

by Dave Collins
Depositphotos_10381519_s-2015.jpgBonsai Safety? 盆栽の安全性 “Bonsai” is a Japanese term which means or denotes “a tree which is planted in a shallow container". Having recently visited the Australian National Bonsai collection, at the National Arboretum Canberra,  as part of our studies for the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk, I respect and appreciate the beautiful art of bonsai, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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How Risky is Your Safety Spin?

by Dave Collins
image_thumb.pngHow Risky is Your Safety Spin? Rob Long has agreed to publically release another awesome video which is part of the package you receive with his new book: Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk “What you say in health and safety, regardless of whether or not it is just an aspiration, you will be held ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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When the Bright Eyes of A Giant Grow Dim and Fade to Black

by Phil LaDuke
image_thumb.pngWow !! - Thankyou Phil !!! First published here: When the Bright Eyes of A Giant Grow Dim and Fade to Black By Phil La Duke Dedicated to Dave Collins for his years of service to the safety function. “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked… for an angry fix” Recently the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk

by Dr Rob Long
image_thumb.png Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk New book by Dr Rob Long, Greg Smith and Craig Ashhurst It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology of Risk - Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk. The book is the result of three days ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Risk of Getting Newspaper Headlines Wrong

by Dave Collins
image_thumb.pngThe Risk of Getting Newspaper Headlines Wrong It must be a lot more fun writing Newspaper Headlines than Safety Slogans in order to get people’s attention to an important issue – and just as easy to get very wrong? Thanks to Sheri Suckling for pointing these out – a great way to start the week. I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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