Safety is a printing business not a risk management business. As long as you have put the right paperwork in place and completed it the right way (usability mapping - https://safetyrisk.net/paperwork-and-usability-in-tackling-risk/ ) then all is well. How delightful to find the right template, fill … [Read more...] about The Template Trap and Paper Safety
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Paper Safe By Greg Smith. I am happy to announce my new book, Paper Safe: the triumph of bureaucracy in safety management is available. It seems to me that at some point health and safety management has lost its way. Rather than being concerned about protecting workers and others from the … [Read more...] about Paper Safe
Paper Safe is not Due Diligence Next Due Diligence Workshop: Due Diligence Workshop Sydney 20,21 February 2019 I met Bob yesterday, a Construction Manager deeply shaken by an incident that happened on site with the possibility of multiple fatalities. Like many incidents in building and … [Read more...] about Paper Safe is not Due Diligence
I was sent this paper from a seafarer that requested a review and I thought perhaps readers might be interested in it: https://www.safemodeproject.eu/uploadFile/11420221156354245081.pdf The paper commences with this (p.6): ‘Within the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMODE project, a … [Read more...] about Review – Safemode White Paper – Towards a Safety Learning Culture for the Shipping Industry
The excesses of paperwork in the risk and safety industry is evidence of the mythology that paperwork demonstrates safety. Similarly the idea that numerics and metrics demonstrate safety is based on the same delusion. All data whether quantitative or qualitative is interpreted, there is no such … [Read more...] about Proof of Safety is not Through Paperwork
Evidence, Proof and Paperwork in Safety I was with a client yesterday and all the nonsense safety mythology surfaced the moment I suggested that they not record certain acts and activities. The anxiety hit the roof, ‘but Rob how can we ‘prove’ we undertook the activity and how can we prove its … [Read more...] about Evidence, Proof and Paperwork in Safety
‘Paper Systems’ and Safety Management Systems By Matt Thorne from WHS Concepts I have been consulting in risk and safety in Adelaide for over 10 years and am often asked to help ‘revitalise’ an organisations Safety Management System. Most people contact me about ‘risk and safety issues’ but people … [Read more...] about ‘Paper Systems’ and Safety Management Systems
Great article by Health and Safety Lawyer Greg Smith recent published here on his blog: My Safety Thoughts. Look out for Greg’s new book, co-authored with Dr Rob Long (due out in June): “Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk” – I’ve had a sneak preview and it is an absolute … [Read more...] about The Safety Paperwork Myth
It hit the fan when Gab Carlton published Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard!. I wonder if there will be the same gut reaction to Keith McCabe’s latest post on LinkedIn Pulse or do “Toilet Safety Police” really have nothing to go on? LOL Safety’s for sale and so is toilet paper! Every … [Read more...] about Safety’s for sale and so is toilet paper!
For a long time those who were caught up in addictions were demonised by society as bad people, problematic and ‘addicts’. This is because society, led by the myths perpetuated by Christian and Temperance movements, constructed addiction as ‘a choice’. The same idea was connected to evangelical … [Read more...] about What Can Safety Learn From Addictions?