Semiotics

Why Is The Hierarchy Of Control So Ineffective Time to commit ‘Safety Sacrilege’! Where would Safety be without it’s Sexy Curves and Pyramids? See also: Risk and Safety Matrices and the Psychology of Colour For most, safety is about controlling hazards and the tool of choice is the Hierarchy of Control (HOC). It is enshrined in safety legislation, ...… Discover more >>>>>

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First Semiotics Masterclass This week (19-21 April) was the first Master Class undertaken by the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR - http://cllr.com.au/ ) and what an amazing time of learning was had by all 28 participants. Here we are on the steps of the Tuggeranong Community Centre where the workshops were held. This Master ...… Discover more >>>>>

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 Top 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Dramatically Improve Safety (you will probably not find many of these in text books or regulations) The most common feedback I get on this blog is something like: “all this theory is great but what can I do to apply it”. I know Safety loves simplicity and plug ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Safety Icons and Communicating to the Unconscious It is not surprising that many organisations who ‘profess’ an interest in people use objects as their icons in safety. With slogans that are about how much they ‘care about safety’ (not care about people), they chose icons of hard hats, cones, glasses and barricades. Words and icons are of ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know Republished by request    Here are 10 and a bit things about safety that I plucked from some recent blog posts, that singularly or collectively only a handful of people may know. Or, if they knew them, perhaps did not know them well? Of ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Semiotics and Unconscious Communication in Safety Some really interesting recent articles by Hayden Collins – http://riskintelligent.com.au/. One of his previous posts, How Semiotics Affects The Return To Work Process, generated some great discussion. The Semiotics of the RTW Industry FIRST PUBLISHED HERE The current approach to rehabilitation and return to work is based on the reductionist medical model ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend! [sociallocker] Sexy safety - its gonna get dirty! Ok – its the weekend again and time for some less serious safety stuff. As a public service, we have previously written a few articles about how sex and primal instinct can be used as an effective way to sell the safety message. ...… Discover more >>>>>

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You know Where You Can Stick Your Safety Slogans

by Dave Collins
You know Where You Can Stick Your Safety Slogans Unions and Mining Companies have dug in for a long battle of meaningless aphorisms and condescending platitudes, started for safety reasons.  Multinational Safety Organisations including Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BMA have recently diversified into mining and this has been the main catalyst for the war and ...… Discover more >>>>>
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