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Many organisations publicly declare their commitment to safety; have safety values, safety mission statements and many other ways of trying to demonstrate commitment but their practices show otherwise. Managing Organisational HSE Performance and Prevention of Workplace Fatalities – Back to Basics By Goran Prvulovic – RiskWise Solutions There is a lot of attention on current safety performance in ...… Read the rest of the article

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Wynand wrote this email to me with this article attached and I thought it worth quoting as an intro to this brilliant article: I have just finished reading "Risk Makes Sense" (I am a slow reader, and the book invites you to read it slowly and allow lots of time for reflection), and the book ...… Read the rest of the article

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The Dynamics of Dehumanisation It is a very sobering experience to stand in a gas chamber and reflect on what happened there. I recently stood in the facility of Mathausen-Gusen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauthausen-Gusen_concentration_camp), one of the largest concentration camps in the Third Reich. Towards the end of WW2 as the allies closed in, all rail and roads led ...… Read the rest of the article

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Safety Give Aways

by Dave Collins
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Safety Give Aways I just published a page with a list of some of the most popular safety and risk articles, chosen based on the number of views, number of comments and number of social shares and likes. (SEE THE LIST HERE) I have some copies of Dr Rob Long"s very popular books ...… Read the rest of the article

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Test Your Reaction Times

by Dave Collins
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Test Your Reaction Times Not sure whether to thank Sheri Suckling for sending me this or not? It has occupied far too much of my time today. Sheri suggests that perhaps something like this could be developed to be used for testing cognitive functioning and fitness for work……?It is the closest thing I’ll ever get to ...… Read the rest of the article

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The Hypocrisy of Safety Management Systems For SMEs

by Dave Collins
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The Hypocrisy of Safety Management Systems For SMEs At the moment there is a debate raging on a LinkedIn Forum (Ok, its not really raging perhaps just happening) about why SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) don't have comprehensive documented SMS (Safety Management Systems) in place.Of course, as expected on LinkedIn, there are plenty of comments about ...… Read the rest of the article

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The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement

by Dave Collins
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The 10 Definitive Rules For Safety Culture Improvement: I really did want to stop at 10 but 11 is such an underrated number and rule No11 provides a great summary and round up of the top 10. After 30 years in risk and safety and 6 years posting 3000 articles and reading all the awesome comments ...… Read the rest of the article

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