Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident?

Safety Legislation Is Our Biggest Accident? Ken Roberts www.1on1safety.com I mentioned in an earlier article I’d explore the Legislator’s role in contemporary workplace safety. Being one for strategy and vision-setting, I searched for an underlying principle that our current safety Legislation might be based on. To my dismay I discovered that one single idea was …

HSE Trip Down Memory Lane

HSE Trip Down Memory Lane by Ken R. Roberts – First published here The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was described as "a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation" by HSE's first Director General, John Locke. It was the beginning of the 'punitive' era. In other words government started getting fair dinkum …

What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished?

What Are The Odds Safety Statistics Are Tarnished? Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Did you know one of the smallest risks that statisticians have ever measured is—dying as a result of cancer caused by the release of plutonium from a deep space probe that loses control …

Cover Letter To My Prospective Employer

Cover Letter To My Prospective Employer Guest post by Ken R. Roberts HSE Systems - Safety Leadership - Risk Specialist First published here Dear Prospective Employer RE: Advertised HSE Position Please allow me to make a few observations in the hope that I may offer you my perspective as you sift through the thousands of …

My First Safety Lessons

My First Safety Lessons Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Things were different in Western Australia in 1981. We hadn't won the America's Cup, BHP didn't have a 'B' on the end of it and mining hadn't adopted the idea of Safety as it does today. In …