Safety Hits a SnagThe media and social media in Australia recently lit up over the overcooked Bunnings directive that sausage sizzle volunteers must place onions beneath the sausages in order to prevent slips and falls in their stores – supported by the trite platitude that safety is their “number one priority”. Funny that Bunnings are quite happy to send inexperienced DIYers home with a 9” … [Continue reading...] about Safety Hits a Snag
In coal bloodSociety cares for the individual only so far as he is profitableSimone de Beauvoir 1The Queensland parliament select committee report into the resurgence of black lung provides an anatomy of yet another disaster in Australia’s mining industry. During numerous public hearings harrowing statements from victims and their dependents left committee members and other attendees … [Continue reading...] about In Coal Blood
All Care and No Care!Time and time again we are bombarded with articles and ‘research’ prescribing how to be more resilient. I came across this article the other day about care workers and resilience (https://hellocaremail.com.au/resilience-aged-care-workers-caring-people-living-dementia/) that highlighted the traits a care worker needs in order to ‘care’. This came to my focus because a good … [Continue reading...] about All Care and No Care!
The Bunnings Banger BungleNo wonder people think that safety is the industry of stupidity. Oh, here comes the safety nerd, the dork wrapped in orgiastic delight in the myth of hyper-safety. Here comes the risk averse wrecker and fun police worried about petty pissy safety (https://safetyrisk.net/petty-pissy-zero-harm/) whilst real risk (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/real-risk/) remains … [Continue reading...] about The Bunnings Banger Bungle
Social Psychology of Risk in CanadaWhat a wonderful few weeks in Canada at Vancouver, Whistler and Calgary. So much fun sharing the work of SPoR and challenging boundaries and practice in safety.This is the second visit to Canada and momentum is growing in interest to humanize safety practice.The workshops this time had a focus on the SPoR Culture Cloud and unpacking a sophisticated … [Continue reading...] about Social Psychology of Risk in Canada