Why the way we talk about safety in an organisation matters. Does getting home at the end of the work day mean that we were safe that day? Here’s my 7 ½ minutes on why the way we talk about safety at work matters so much.
Safety and compliance are not the same thing, but are often thought of that way on the front line. Safety and Compliance from Dave Whitefield on Vimeo.
Are the Cracks in Orthodox Safety Becoming Chasms? My Worldview As with all the things I write and talk about, this comes through my own worldview, which is a social psychological one. I believe that we are fundamentally connected and social creatures, and almost everything depends on context. The Fragility of Orthodoxy With that said, […]
Acknowledgement- This article draws heavily on the concepts of Dr Rob Long, and particularly his work on safety needing to take a transdisciplinary approach. A great article on this can be viewed here. I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest that within our industry there are a few different opinions about how best […]
Building Cultural Maturity in Safety and Risk Introduction – The Culture Paradox Culture represents a paradox for many organisations. While most people can readily comment on it (it’s good/bad, supportive/toxic, weak/strong), few can meaningfully define it. Common attempts tend to be vague and focus on culture as behaviour (“Culture is the way we do things […]