Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense? They say that the repetition of something makes people confirm that it is true. Is the case with safety discourse? As this blog site looks at the power and rule of the empire of non-sense we might ask, what is ‘the force’? More and more I observe the … [Read more...] about Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense?
Mental Health, Risk and Safety - Part 2 Part 2 of one of the most popular articles we have ever published, by Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions. and author of the book “Real Risk” In the previous blog (Mental Health, Risk and Safety Part 1) I discussed the invisibility of mental health in risk … [Read more...] about Mental Health, Risk and Safety – Part 2
That’s Not a Knife, That’s a Knife Dr Rob Long Sometimes when I get a chance to catch up with my brother Graham I feel like the hoodlum on the streets of New York in Crocodile Dundee. Not that we compete as brothers but when it comes to risk I have a lot to learn from Graham. It’s not until you … [Read more...] about That’s Not a Knife, That’s a Knife
Available here: https://wideawakewellness.com.au/ Over the past 15 months I have written a book. The title is “In it for The Long Haul” and the subtitle, “Making the most of the FIFO Lifestyle”. We are almost there. Such a good feeling to see that word document I have grown to know so intimately … [Read more...] about In it for The Long Haul – Making the most of the FIFO Lifestyle
Reflecting on a Lifetime in Camps and Remote Site Locations Guest post by Ken Roberts – HSE Specialist – LinkedIn Profile: Ken R. Roberts Am I going to give it up anytime soon? With 36 years of mining and construction camps under my belt, 15 of those as a construction manager and the last 14 … [Read more...] about Reflecting on a Lifetime in Camps and Remote Site Locations
A great, positive story by Drewie (Hard Hat Mentor) that will resonate with many, particularly FIFO workers. It’s a longer piece but well worth a read to the end where Drewie provides some awesome advice, from her own experience, on appreciating all the good people, moments and things in our lives … [Read more...] about Once Upon A Time – In A Faraway FIFO Land……
Drewie's first, no punches pulled post. I’m really looking forward to what she will write next! I hope regular readers or anyone who relates to what she expresses here will welcome her and give her the positive encouragement that she needs and deserves. ENJOY: Hard Hat Mentor Intro Post Firstly … [Read more...] about Hard Hat Mentor Intro Post
Introducing our latest Awesome Author Dionne (Drewie) Drew – The "Hard Hat Mentor''. Drewie has spent over 25 years working FIFO swings and wrote this poem recently when social media comments on almost every forum were so toxic and mean during a time when the FIFO suicides were all over the news: … [Read more...] about FIFO Life Poem
You know you've been 'on site' for weeks (years) when....... Really cool post by (Drewie) Dionne Drew - Client Relationship Manager. Senior Safety Coach. Leadership/Safety Performance Consultant. First published HERE on LinkedIn Change of pace for me here, keeping it light-hearted, though on re … [Read more...] about You know you’ve been ‘on site’ for weeks (years) when…….
The Challenges for Organisations in Dealing with Mental Health How does adopting a ‘reductionist’ approach impact on mental health at work? Organisations world-over, including in Australia, are challenged by the difficulties of dealing with mental health in their workplaces. Factors … [Read more...] about The Challenges for Organisations in Dealing with Mental Health