Understanding Habit, Habituation and Change

  Despite all humans know about technology, space and war we have no idea why or how people change. Whilst we know in hindsight what the tipping point is (Gladwell), we have no idea why people convert from one thing to another. I recently read Sunstein’s book ‘How Change Happens’ and apart from the misleading …

Proof of Safety is not Through Paperwork

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 thing as objective data. The delusion that volume and …

It’s the –ism That Matters

It’s the –ism That Matters There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be safe but Safetyism is a psychosis (see: The Sickness of Safetyism). There’s nothing wrong with Science but scientism is dehumanizing. There is nothing wrong with being rational but rationalism warps a sense of human ‘being’. The notion of an ‘ism’ infers taking political …

Webinar on Zero

Webinar on Zero I have been writing on the ideology of zero for many years but have never been asked to discuss or debate it with anyone in the safety sector, till now. The two books I have published against the ideology of zero include: · For the Love of Zero, Human fallibility and Risk …