The is a lot of misunderstanding, misinformation and misinterpretation on what ALARP really means – this is one of the better explanations I have read. It is by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith and first … [Read more...] about ALARP–What is Reasonably Practicable?
Human Dymensions Newsletter September 2016 Welcome to this packed Newsletter with heaps of news, research and information on the work of Human Dymensions and The Social Psychology of Risk. If you got … [Read more...] about Human Dymensions Newsletter September 2016
My favourite quote is in relation to racing drivers on normal roads and why they have more crashes and get more fines: “At their level of skill, driving like an average driver may be intolerably … [Read more...] about Risk Homeostasis Theory–Why Safety Initiatives Go Wrong
HumanDymensions Newsletter–June 2016 Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology … [Read more...] about HumanDymensions Newsletter–June 2016
quotable quote: “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words … [Read more...] about All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings
Confirmity in Conformity Safety is the industry of conformity. This is despite the fact that many of the things people believe they must conform with are mythical. In the very brief history of … [Read more...] about Confirmity in Conformity
Calculators, Matrices and Mumbo Jumbo Risk Assessment There is no more critical question the safety industry needs to ask than, ‘what is the trajectory?’ Or, ‘Where is this taking us?’ Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about Calculators, Matrices and Mumbo Jumbo Risk Assessment
Adversarialism and the Politicisation of Safety One of the by-products of binary thinking is adversarialism that is, the framing of being by oppositionalism. Adversarialism shapes its sense of being … [Read more...] about Adversarialism and the Politicisation of Safety