By What Method?One of the strange beliefs of Safety is that the publication of injury statistics invokes change? Ah, how does it do that? Since when did information become motivation?When one looks at the many promises made in the safety industry and all the propaganda about zero, injury reduction etc. there are three questions one must ask:1. By what method? And,2. What is the … [Continue reading...] about By What Method?
I am a Spreadsheet KingI have had numerous conversations with safety people this week who lament the amount of time they have to spend doing spreadsheets reporting on everything from injury rates, TRIFR, near miss etc. One a GM of a tier 1 organisation tells me he hasn’t had time to walk the floor or walk on site and talk to anyone because of the demand for dozens of spreadsheets per week. What i … [Continue reading...] about I am a Spreadsheet King
Understanding Safety as an ArchetypeWe all accept the idea of archetypes in our language and speech everyday. We often talk about how Love won through and how the Market behaves. We talk about the condition of the Economy and how ‘Hope springs eternal’ (Pope 1734). We talk about what Society does and we personify Evil and Good. This language we use is metaphoric and poetic and useful for und … [Continue reading...] about Understanding Safety as an Archetype
No Hope for SafetyOne of the fascinating things about culture in safety is an extraordinary satisfaction with a lack of definition and a phenomenal acceptance of assumptions about critical issues. For example, you won’t find discussion anywhere in safety about the nature of Hope, nor the nature of Faith for that matter. This is despite the fact that Faith and Hope are at the very core of u … [Continue reading...] about No Hope for Safety
The Mystery and Paradox of Being an Individual in a Social WorldI had the privilege today to meet up with a friend, one who I've known for a while, yet up until today we’d not had the opportunity to meet in person, so we both made the time and effort to catch up.We shared in a wholesome conversation, one where we wrestled with the tension and paradoxical challenges that we all experience in a l … [Continue reading...] about The Mystery and Paradox of Being an Individual in a Social World