Am I stupid? I didn’t think of that… I live in the Hunter Valley in NSW, which is on the east coast of Australia. This week we have been hit by what our local media are describing as a ‘super storm’. In the particular area where I live, we received over 400 millimetres (16 inches) of rain in two … [Read more...] about Am I stupid? I didn’t think of that…
Read the sequel to this article: I’m Still Not That Into Safety Our most popular article out of 3007! Why do you think that is? Rob's courage and honesty has certainly touched some nerves! I’m just not that into safety anymore I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have … [Read more...] about I’m just not that into safety anymore
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!
Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety? There are many people working in Safety who seek a ‘different’ way of engaging with others, and rightly so. The current policing and patrolling approaches adopted by many, seem to be doing little to support people in how they tackle the challenges of … [Read more...] about Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety?
Suicide Prevention - a Social Psychological Perspective Prelude: In June 2013, I joined the first cohort of students in post-graduate studies in the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR), a program developed and presented by Dr Robert Long and Craig Ashhurst. After 5 years participating in a ‘learning … [Read more...] about Suicide Prevention – a Social Psychological Perspective
Work Life Balance – What’s The Message? There is a lot of talk these days in organisations about ‘work-life balance’. You can attend training courses (short online courses are the best I find if you want to make major changes in your life ), participate in coaching programs and even enrol in … [Read more...] about Work Life Balance – What’s The Message?
Reflecting on Another Year of Learning – Dolphyn Newsletter December 2016 Reflections of 2016 2016 has been an energising year filled with much learning, a lot of travel and a book! Dolphyn's 'Community of Practice' have continued to support many organisations and people to better understand how … [Read more...] about Reflecting on Another Year of Learning
Conversations on the Couch – The Perils of Planning Latest Video by Gab Carlton and Rob Sams. See the whole series HERE In risk and safety, and in life, we do a lot of planning. This can include things safety management plans, daily work plans and in life we are planning all the time - what to … [Read more...] about The Perils Of Planning
Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness It must be one of the great absurdities of our modern world; that in a time where our ability to ‘connect’ is so abundant, that we are perhaps lonelier, more isolated and insecure than ever. It’s a puzzling irony that while we can ‘connect’ to so many … [Read more...] about Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness
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