With 10 tips at the end of the article on how to actively listen. See also: The Sound of Safety Snap, Crackle, Pop. That’s the Sound we Love to Hear Silences in Safety The ‘Noise’ of Safety, Silence and Practicing of Mindfulness When I was in Year 12 I completed my 5th year studying German. … [Read more...] about The ‘Noise’ of Safety, Silence and Practicing of Mindfulness
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Just Toolbox it! ‘Just Toolbox it!’ How often have you heard this term in risk and safety? It seems to be the key way we address safety concerns including incidents, hazards, a ‘safety alert’ or a ‘safety share’ As the name suggests, the ‘Toolbox Talk’ (also known as the ‘pre-start chat’, the … [Read more...] about Just Toolbox it!
Amongst many of the amusing projections and accusations levelled at SPoR is the fear of ‘big words’. Of course, this is in parallel with other accusations defined and attributed as ‘safety bashing’, negativity, no tools, non- practical help and unconstructive criticism. Of course, critical … [Read more...] about OMG – Big Words and Safety
One of the scariest results in the Zero Survey is that 89% of respondents believe that zero creates dishonesty in safety (https://safetyrisk.net/zero-survey-update/ ). We live in an undiscerning age where so many are seduced by mis-information. This is evidence of an education system that doesn’t … [Read more...] about What Does Misinformation Do in Safety?
By “Clarity Enabled”. First published here In this weeks post, we look at a challenging issue – under reporting of incidents. It’s a common challenge in health and safety – and it can be difficult to know why it’s happening. We approach the issue from the perspective of social psychology … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t Incidents Being Reported?
I read with amusement the word ‘conversation’ being used in safety. Most often it doesn’t mean conversation, dialogue, mutual listening or helping, it means ‘telling’. Such is the safety code (https://safetyrisk.net/deciphering-safety-code/). If you enter into any engagement with an ‘other’ with … [Read more...] about Telling, The Safety Way
Meeting in Safety With NO ‘Meeting’ In the work of Martin Buber we understand the difference between meeting and Meeting, between presence and Presence. What Buber refers to here is the relational connection to persons in an activity. Unfortunately, in many of our meetings there is no Meeting, no … [Read more...] about Meeting in Safety With NO ‘Meeting’
We Need Hearing Protection By Dr Rob Long I went to a safety conference recently and learned a new use for hearing protection. There is nothing more dangerous to the safety industry than the constant ‘spin’ of safety noise. Why is it that we keep hearing so many myths about safety being projected … [Read more...] about We Need Hearing Protection
Asking Better Questions in Risk I have written before about questioning skills: https://safetyrisk.net/questioning-skills-and-investigations/ https://safetyrisk.net/conforming-and-questioning-in-safety/ https://safetyrisk.net/critical-thinking-and-questioning-in-safety/ Unfortunately, there … [Read more...] about Asking Better Questions in Risk
We know that as humans we are social creatures and being part of a community gives us meaning and purpose. Communities are about connecting and being with others and we strive to ‘belong’ as isolation can be the hardest emotion to deal with. When we are in community with others, we give as well as … [Read more...] about We Need Communities and They Need Us