Safety Politics as Ideological Homogeneity

Safety Politics as Ideological Homogeneity One of the reasons you don’t hear much discussion about politics and ethics in the safety industry is due to naivety and unprofessional approaches to education. One cannot claim the word ‘professional’ unless one is prepared to acknowledge that all decision making and judgment involves political and ethical trade-offs. The …

Race to the bottom

Race to the bottom By Bernard Corden – inspired by our recent article The Human Race….. Everybody knows that the boat is leaking, everybody knows that the captain lied Leonard Cohen Race to the bottom is a socioeconomic condition, which occurs when nations, states and corporations sacrifice safety, regulations and wages via deregulation and diminution …

Human Dymensions Feb17 Newsletter and Competition

Human Dymensions Feb17 Newsletter and Competition Understanding Emergence The idea that organisations ‘drift’ into failure is not the language I would use to explain why things go wrong in organisations. Neither do I use the language or discourse of ‘human error’ or ‘human factors’ in explaining how humans in organizing tackle risk. The coupling of …

WARNING: Not Your Typical Safety Nonsense

Europe - International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction Linz Austria 17/18 January 2017 For all those in the Northern Hemisphere who have been looking for this, we are holding a 2 day workshop on the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) introduction in Linz Austria on 11,12 January 2017. This is a great opportunity to …

Safety and the Spin of Disruption

“There are no trends in safety at present that give any inkling that disruption is even a possibility. The Regulation, Act, systems and standards are certainly not shrinking nor changing.” Just Because You Speak it, Doesn’t Make It So Safety and the Spin of ‘Disruption’. One of the benefits of living in Canberra is keeping …