Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination

Republished by Request My favourite line: “Finally, we could spend a bit more time with our little kids and start practicing a way of thinking we have devalued for far too long and bring some fun back into making sense of risk.” Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination ‘Everything you can imagine is …

A Critique of Pure Reason

A Critique of Pure Reason - (With Apologies to Immanuel Kant) There is not a week goes by without someone suggesting I should read James Reason or that I haven’t read James Reason. I am also advised that I don’t read James Reason properly because somehow all worldviews must be in agreement, particularly in safety. …

Don’t mention the ‘V’ Word

Don’t mention the ‘V’ Word Any review of the discourse in orthodox safety reveals the omission of many words, language and discourse that are critical for an holistic understanding of safety. Just trawl through conference proceedings for the SIA or blogs or podcasts or books on safety and try and find discussion on fallibility, wisdom, …

Deepwater Horizon and The Suppression of Risky Conversations

Deepwater Horizon and The Suppression of Risky Conversations The release on October 6 of the movie Deepwater Horizon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860357/ ) brings to the surface some of the discourse that dominates the risk and safety industry. Whilst the movie focuses on the heroics and heartache typical of a Hollywood Disaster movie, it nonetheless highlights some critical …

The Worm at the Core

The Worm at the Core The history of evolution and biology tell us that humans are born with countless systems of self-preservation. However, the Bradley Curve version of safety tells us we are born with the drive for self annihilation. Apparently our 'natural instincts' are to self harm. Strange, this is contradicted by the history …