Toecutter: In Australian police slang, ‘Toecutter’ refers to members of the internal Ethical Standards Division (including such groups as the former Office of Police Integrity in Victoria). You can read this as Safety. Example Toe Cutter In the world of criminality, the Toecutter is just a rat. … [Read more...] about Just Culture or Toe Cutting
Psychosocial Safety, I think it is about a 7?
In the middle of last year I was asked to help a multinational Tier 1 construction company to help with their thinking on a major project that was about to be rolled out. This company knew there were cultural issues that would affect people negatively. The morning of this meeting we did a … [Read more...] about Psychosocial Safety, I think it is about a 7?
Safety Culture–Hudson’s Model
Safety Culture–Hudson’s Model This week’s conversation is about Safety Culture, Dave Whitefield from Semiosphere and Andrew Thornhill from Clarity Enabled and myself discuss Hudson's model as a way of explaining Culture Hudson from Matthew Thorne on Vimeo. … [Read more...] about Safety Culture–Hudson’s Model
This Is Not A Pipe
In a recent blog by Dr Rob Long, “Myths and Symbols In Safety”, Rob has stirred some great discussions about myths and symbols in safety. Rob is polemic in nature and writes in a way to give pause to think. And to state is upfront, Rob is a friend and mentor and I study with him via the CLLR … [Read more...] about This Is Not A Pipe
Having FUN in Safety FUNdamentalism
What are the fundamentals of Safety? Or a better question, what is Safety Fundamentalism. When we hear the word fundamentalism, what images does it conjure up? The concept of a fundamentalist comes from the publication of a set of books called the fundamentals in 1915. The notion fundamentalism … [Read more...] about Having FUN in Safety FUNdamentalism
Conversation about Safety Conversations
Conversation about Safety Conversations Today's drop with Dave Whitefield from Semiosphere and Andrew Thornhill from Clarity Enabled is a Conversation about Safety Conversations. What is a conversation? When should we have them? Why should we have them? What is part of the art of conversation? To … [Read more...] about Conversation about Safety Conversations
Life Saving Rules
Life Saving Rules A conversation with Dave Whitefield, Andrew Thornhill and Matthew Thorne Key points: "They come from a good place……….but have unintended consequences.”"Decouple Rules from the Outcome”"Trajectory of blame and punishment if we are not careful." 3 Small Chat Rooms #2.mp4 from … [Read more...] about Life Saving Rules
Are You on The Safety Teat?
Are You on The Safety Teat? A short while ago I was helping an associate fill out a third party platform for Safety, lets call the platform DN4. DN4 is both a software application and a supposed new design in how safety should be reported. My work was as an advisor to an organisation, for the … [Read more...] about Are You on The Safety Teat?
Common Sense is Remarkably Uncommon
In my various jobs that I have had throughout the years I found myself working for Woolworths, a major supermarket chain in Australia and New Zealand with various arms including Liquor, hotels, insurance and variety stores https://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/page/about-us/our-brands. Woolworths had a … [Read more...] about Common Sense is Remarkably Uncommon
The Real Barriers to Safety
Hopefully the first of many articles by Matt Thorne from Risk Diversity: I was at a restaurant last week and had extended my time in the dining room past the end for breakfast. Everyone had left and my guest and I stayed on for conversation not realising the section had been closed. When we wanted … [Read more...] about The Real Barriers to Safety