Workplace Health and Safety For Dummies Here is an interesting review by Kevin Jones on the new book “Health and Safety at Work for DUMMIES”. I haven't read it yet and not sure that I will as I imagine it is just about safety (if you look at the front cover under "Learn to" or check ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 0 comments }

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 ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 4 comments }

Social Psychology of Risk Workshop – Sydney DATE: 8,9,10 February 2017 LOCATION: King Cross, Sydney, Australia, Wayside Chapel DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:  About the Workshop: Dr Rob Long and associates provide an engaging and interactive hands-on workshop with challenging new ideas about the psychology of culture and risk. New and interesting approaches to leadership thinking are discussed and practiced. The ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 2 comments }

The Safety Spoilsport One of the things we hated as kids was the ‘spoilsport’, the one who wouldn’t ‘play’ in the spirit of the game. Indeed, spoilsports were the ones who hated play full stop. Play is an essential part of learning. Play recognises the uncertain in learning and doesn’t stress about not knowing the outcome. Play ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 4 comments }

What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished? Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Did you know one of the smallest risks that statisticians have ever measured is—dying as a result of cancer caused by the release of plutonium from a deep space probe that loses control during its ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 0 comments }

New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals - 2017 By Phil LaDuke – first posted here Four years ago I posted New Year’s resolutions for Safety Professionals and it continues to get a lot of traffic this time of year. I while I still believe the resolutions I wrote back then are important, I think it’s high time ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

{ 2 comments }

Toward Zero, A Failed Goal

by Dr Rob Long
Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

Risk Intelligence, Thinking and Decision Making

by Dr Rob Long
Risk Intelligence, Thinking and Decision Making A recent article by Dylan Evans (Risk Intelligence) in October 2016 rightly challenges the construct of Kahneman (Thinking fast and Slow). Evans states: ‘This is fine as far as it goes, but it leaves a crucial third kind of thinking out of the picture. This is the meditative, creative mode of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

Cover Letter To My Prospective Employer

by Ken Roberts
Cover Letter To My Prospective Employer Guest post by Ken R. Roberts HSE Systems - Safety Leadership - Risk Specialist First published here Dear Prospective Employer RE: Advertised HSE Position Please allow me to make a few observations in the hope that I may offer you my perspective as you sift through the thousands of applicants for the above mentioned role. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear

by Dr Rob Long
The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear One of the clear messages in the Netflix series House of Cards is the Fear of Power and the Power of Fear. The House of Cards series exemplifies what happens when one makes power the frame for exchange. The idea that coercion, compliance, power and fear are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

ABC’s ‘The Middle’ Spoofs Oppressive Safety Rules

by Dave Collins
ABC's 'The Middle' Spoofs Oppressive Safety Rules After Rob Long’s recent article,  A Bloody Hand Rail, we were swamped with comments on the blog and our social media pages about similar instances of silly safety at workplaces. Of course there was also the usual responses from the safety crusaders about the importance of compliance around such ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

CLLR Christmas 2016 Newsletter and Competition

by Dr Rob Long
Happy Christmas and New Year This is a special edition of the CLLR Newsletter to wish you all a Happy Christmas and the best for the 2017 New Year. We look forward to continuing our newsletters and services to you in 2017 and look forward to meeting some of you as you commence studies with us ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

Europe – International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction

by Dave Collins
Europe - International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction Linz Austria 17/18 January 2017 For all those in the Northern Hemisphere who have been looking for this, we are holding a 2 day workshop on the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) introduction in Linz Austria on 17,18 January 2017. This is a great opportunity to do this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

Last Minute Xmas Gift Ideas For Safety People

by Dave Collins
Last Minute Xmas Gift Ideas For Safety People What do you get that well-meaning, hard-working, under appreciated safety person in your life, who has everything except a clue about how people really make decisions? Do they: Come home from work every day lamenting that nobody understands them, listens to them or cares about safety? ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

The Comcast Crash Video – When Blind Safety Compliance is Dangerous

by Dave Collins
The Comcast Crash Video - When Blind Safety Compliance Causes Accidents This is the latest unsafety video (below) to go viral and of course there are the usual ignorant arguments firing up on social media about how stupid everybody is. Some say these Comcast Xfinity Cable Repair Guys should be more aware of and respectful of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →

Christmas Safety Poem

by Dr Rob Long
Christmas Safety Poem – A Hazardman Christmas Republished from last year - enjoy again: News from the UK and reported in the Daily Mail: Elf and safety forces Nativity procession Mary to ride on a donkey wearing HARD HAT Prompted Rob Long to write this Christmas Safety Poem – ENJOY! Imagine Source A Hazardman Christmas By Dr Robert Long from Humandymensions   It's time ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
READ MORE →