Advice for New Safety Professionals

Advice for New Safety Professionals

 

George’s first FREE EBook: Guidance for the beginning OHS professional

George’s second FREE EBook: Broader Management Skills for the OHS Professional

George’s third FREE EBook: What It Means To Be An OHS Professional

George’s fourth FREE EBook: Lessons I Have Learnt about Management, Safety, Life and People

 

 

 

Practical Guidance for OHS Professionals

 

Engineer, entrepreneur or architect woman shruggingPractical Guidance for OHS Professionals Because of the positive feedback from his Safety Reflections over the last few years, just before he passed away suddenly, George Robotham incorporated all of his work into this 60 page collection of essential reading for every Safety Professional, new or old.

 

Advice to people wishing to commence a career in OHS

Young engineer with pensive face and security helmetAdvice to people wishing to commence a career in OHS Another classic by the late George Robotham Introduction Cannot get the job without the experience, cannot get the experience without the job. This is a common problem all new starters to the OHS industry face. You must learn how to overcome the challenges. Some advice ……Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

Advice for safety representatives and safety committee members

George’s Safety Reflections-Number 5 Another article by late legendary Safety Guru, George Robotham. You can find more of his work at here: SAFETY REFLECTIONS George’s down to earth advice to safety representatives and safety committee members I have been working in OHS for nearly 4 decades and in that time have been stuffed around by OHS professionals, employers, employees, …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

 

The Development Of Leadership Competency

The Development Of Leadership Competency – A Personal Journey George Robotham provides a unique perspective on Safety Leadership based on his many years in some pretty heavy duty safety roles. I don’t have fancy statistics or convoluted research papers to prove it but I reckon commitment of management and their relatively poor leadership skills is the …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

What It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional

 

safety professionalWhat It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional Classic post by the late George Robotham  Geoff McDonald Australian safety researcher Geoff McDonald has been my advisor/coach/mentor /guide in my safety career. Geoff McDonald has a system of classifying personal damage occurrences (“Accidents “) that goes something like this- Class 1-Permanently alters the future of the individual (Fatal and …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

What Makes A Good Safety Leader?

 

safety-leadership_thumb.jpgWhat Makes A Good Safety Leader? Inspirational safety leaders are reflective and critical thinkers who are able to envision health and safety as a creative enterprise for social, cultural, and individual good, and not simply as a means to transmit knowledge, duplicate systems and reproduce traditional …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

 

The New Leadership – Risk and Safety

 

following leadingThe New Leadership – Risk and Safety Dr Rob explains the what his new book “Following-Leading in Risk” is all about. Download Section 1 of “Following-Leading in Risk" Free (# downloads): A number of people have been asking about the new book, why this following-leading title? What does it mean? In a short answer, the book is …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot, Compliance Controller and Global Pandemic Expert at Everything Safety
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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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