Social Psychology Challenge

by Dave Collins
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Social Psychology Challenge I have a real life social psychology challenge that is causing me some grief………..its not directly related to workplace safety and risk but the principles are similar and I believe that successful strategies in this scenario would be even more effective and successful in a work environment, particularly in safety and risk. […]

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It’s a Safety Requirement

by Dr Rob Long
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It’s a Safety Requirement! For some years now the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has had a Safety Myth Busters Challenge Panel – their mission is to expose stories about ridiculous decisions taken, wrongly, in the name of health and safety. Visit their website. You may also like this recent article: Safety First or […]

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Statistics – Lies or science?

by Wynand Serfontein
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Statistics – Lies or science? First article by our newest Awesome Author, Wynand Serfontein, who says: “After reading some of the comments on the posts of the last few months, I observed a possible lack of understanding about measurement, statistics and predictions.  I thought it would be prudent to try and clarify the mystique surrounding […]

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The New Leadership – Risk and Safety

by Dr Rob Long
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The New Leadership – Risk and Safety Dr Rob explains the what his new book “Following-Leading in Risk” is all about. Download Section 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk” Free (# downloads): To win a FREE COPY of the book CLICK HERE To attend the book launch CLICK HERE   A number of people have been […]

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Safety and Risk Snippets

by Dave Collins
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Safety and Risk Snippets –  a few interesting recent safety and risk articles from the WWW The Importance of Discipline By Phil LaDuke Safety professionals take great pains to engage workers in safety. While it’s true that engaged workers tend to be more concerned about the safety of the workplace worker engagement can only take […]

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Latest Book by Dr Robert Long–Free Download

by Dave Collins
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Latest Book by Dr Robert Long – Free Download Download Sect. 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk” (# downloads):  To win a FREE COPY of the book CLICK HERE To attend the book launch CLICK HERE   BACK COVER: Understanding what happens in the space between those who lead and those who follow is the new frontier […]

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Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition

by Dave Collins
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Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition Download Chapter 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk” free:  The first 3 books in the series by Dr Rob Long were total sell outs, as were their reprints – which is rare for any book these days let alone one about Safety and Risk! Here is your chance to win a copy […]

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Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014

by Dave Collins
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Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 Book Launch 21 November 2014   DOWNLOAD THE FLYER WITH CONTACT LINKS Follow-Leading in Risk Launch Flyer RSVP: Email Brad Markham Rob and Craig are pleased to invite you to the launch of book 4 in the series on risk. The details of the book launch are pictured above and the […]

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Social Media and Safety

by Dr Rob Long
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Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of […]

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‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)

by Rob Sams
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‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it) It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told me how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors […]

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History and Hindsight in Safety

by Dr Rob Long
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History and Hindsight in Safety In this post I wish to continue the discussion about significance through a discussion of history. It was Weick who said: ‘I don’t know what I believe until I see what I do’. In other words, everything we ‘know’ is retrospective. Humans have unlimited hindsight but limited foresight. This is […]

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Safety is an Art

by Dr Rob Long
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Safety is an Art Safety has much more to do with Art, History and Philosophy than it has to do with Science, Engineering and Law. I recently wrote The Target Drives the Method about the subjectivity of determining ‘significance’ that is a precursor to this discussion. Despite the perception that so many in safety believe […]

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Complexity and safety

by George Robotham
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Complexity and Safety Popular discussion topic at the moment – republished guest post by the late George Robotham Introduction Early in my safety career it became obvious to me that safety is about the people and not about the things and artefacts. It is not about the safety management systems, safety management plans, risk assessments, […]

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What Makes a Safety Management System Fly

by George Robotham
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What Makes a Safety Management System Fly Had quite a bit of interest recently in this article – one of the most popular articles written by the late, great George Robotham – download his free E-Books HERE Original published by the American Society of Safety Engineers, International Safety Best-Practice Specialty Newsletter, Spring 2002,Vol.1, No.3, incorporated […]

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Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World

by Dave Collins
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Most Dangerous 4 1/2 Acres in the World Source: Karl E. Weick and Karlene H. Roberts, “Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks,” Administrative Science Quarterly 3 (1993): 357. DOWNLOAD IT HERE Ya gotta watch the video below – turn it up LOUD – then go back to work and think whether people […]

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What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk?

by Gabrielle Carlton
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What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk? I was walking on a worksite the other day and engaged in a conversation with a worker. I asked how he was going. He explained that he was extremely busy, needed to get something done quite urgently and his co-worker was off sick. This raised some concern for […]

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Gab and Rob–One Brain, Three Minds

by Rob Sams
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Gab and Rob Talking Risk – One Brain, Three Minds In this video, we introduce a model developed by Dr Robert Long from Human Dymensions called One Brain, Three Minds. This model helps explain how we make decisions using both the conscious and non-conscious parts of our brain. This video is a little longer than […]

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The Manual Handling Secret

by Dr Rob Long
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The Manual Handling Secret One of the great challenges of safety is effective manual handling. One in three of all injuries in the Australian workplace are due to manual handling issues. For years we have been developing programs, codes of practice and regulations to help minimize this problem – but little did I realize we […]

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Don’t Just Sit There–Do Something

by Dave Collins
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Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something Although sitting seems to be a natural and comfortable thing to do, our bodies just aren’t designed to do it as much as we do and we do it more these days than ever before. I’ve read a number of articles recently that alluded to sitting down being […]

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Second Group Completes Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk

by Dr Rob Long
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Second Group Completes Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk This week the second student group completed the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk at ACU. The Graduate Certificate comprises four units: · An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk · Leadership and Risk · Understanding the Unconscious and Risk · The Social Psychology […]

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