Making the World fit the Safety Worldview

by Dr Rob Long
Making the World fit the Safety Worldview One of the drivers of the work of Martin Heidegger  was his reaction to the determinist and reductionist view of Rene Descartes . The Cartesian worldview understands the world in an atomistic way, reducing certainty down to first causes. This is the view that dominates the archetype of Safety, ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Neoliberalism and emasculation of safety

by Dave Collins
Neoliberalism and emasculation of safety by Bernard Corden Everybody knows that the boat is leaking, everybody knows that the captain lied Leonard Cohen 1 In June 2000, the Australian federal government announced its intention to transfer the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission from Sydney to Canberra. Many of its experienced employees resigned and did not relocate. Its ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Mental Health, Risk and Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Mental Health, Risk and Safety - Part 1 (see part 2 here) One of our most popular articles ever! Republished by Request Understanding, awareness and response to mental health issues at work is challenging. There are some particular challenges that mental health holds for risk and safety people. The purpose of this article is to provide some tips ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Mental Health, Risk and Safety – Part 2

by Dr Rob Long
SAFETY MENTAL HEALTHMental Health, Risk and Safety - Part 2 Part 2 of one of the most popular articles we have ever published, by Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions. and author of the book “Real Risk” In the previous blog (Mental Health, Risk and Safety Part 1) I discussed the invisibility of mental health in risk and safety. ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Ten Secrets to Risk and Safety Motivation and Ownership

by Dr Rob Long
Ten Secrets to Risk and Safety Motivation and Ownership (republished by request) Here they are: 1. There are no secrets. What we need to know about motivation is already out there, trouble is, in the risk and safety sector, education in the social sciences is minimal. The best place to start is by unlearning that safety is ...… Discover more >>>>>
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The New Safety Saviour – Algorithms

by Dr Rob Long
The New Safety Saviour – Algorithms In the dreams of denial of life in Safety Utopia , we wait for the next scheme or propaganda to hit the safety airwaves. In the world of safety reality such waiting is like free entertainment, waiting to see what dumb down group buys the next bottle of snake oil. ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Safety Cries Wolf!

by Rob Sams
Safety Cries Wolf! Why is Safety so easily sucked into the practice of creating fear? It must be challenging to constantly talk of ‘care’ while at the same time acting in a way that induces anxiety. How does Safety manage this contradiction? How does it cope with the tension? Does Safety understand what this is doing ...… Discover more >>>>>
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Like a Rhizome Cowboy

by Dr Rob Long
Like a Rhizome Cowboy For those who know much about the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze they will know that a central part of his philosophy is the idea of a Rhizome. A rhizome is a tangled web of knotted stems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome) hidden below the surface. The rhizome is the perfect metaphor for Deleuzian philosophy but also ...… Discover more >>>>>
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