What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say? One of the many things missing in many discussions and definitions about culture and safety is iconography. It is clear from any casual assessment of what Safety deems iconic for business and conveying the meaning of safety, than an icon of an object. Whilst … [Read more...] about What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say?
Free Poster–What is Safety
Download the What is Safety Backronym Poster here: [download id="99280"] … [Read more...] about Free Poster–What is Safety
What Do Safety Signs Do To Us?
What Do Safety Signs Do To Us? I was strolling thru the Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane when I noticed a sign, hastily fastened to a post with cable ties. I have my own thoughts on the trajectory, effectiveness and by-products of these signs – I'm interested to hear yours? These are going … [Read more...] about What Do Safety Signs Do To Us?
What are Your Secret Messages in Safety?
What are Your Secret Messages in Safety? We say and sign many things in safety often only thinking about their overt meaning. It’s not that often that people consider the unconscious level of their communications and what are the by-products, trade offs and trajectory in messages. If the language … [Read more...] about What are Your Secret Messages in Safety?
Safety Sign Nuisance
Safety Sign Nuisance When does one person's safety message become another person's nuisance sign? By Rohanne Young, Director at Risk Management Coaching (www.riskmanagementcoaching.com.au ) This article was first published here I was driving to a meeting with a client the other morning and a sign … [Read more...] about Safety Sign Nuisance
Why Would You Talk That Way?
Why Would You Talk That Way? Postman’s classic book ‘Crazy talk, Stupid Talk’ (1976) discusses the power of semantic environments. That is, the context in which we talk. For example, the words ‘sorry I have sinned’ may make sense in a confessional but don’t make much sense in a court room. … [Read more...] about Why Would You Talk That Way?
Sensemaking and Signs
Sensemaking and Signs A while ago I wrote an article titled “It’s All in the Sign”. On reflection it is interesting that it generated two different lines of thought. The one line was about non-conscious communication and not overloading our minds and how that is helpful in us managing our everyday … [Read more...] about Sensemaking and Signs
Beware of The Tree
Beware of The Tree – Tree? What Tree? The latest addition to our “This Toaster is Hot” page – our collection of signage by over zealous, over controlling and obviously superior Safety People pointing out the bleeding obvious. Of course this could be some rare breed of yellow ringed trunk tree … [Read more...] about Beware of The Tree
Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?
Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good? Safety slogans and safety signs still seem to be one of the most popular forms of communication in the workplace. Those two search terms bring more traffic to this blog than most others combined? There are many articles on this blog about slogans, signs … [Read more...] about Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?
Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs-Sometimes With Tragic Results?
Why Do We Ignore Safety and Warning Signs - Sometimes With Tragic Results? We have all seen and had a chuckle at “Caution This Sign Has Sharp Edges” with the very fine print: “also, the bridge is out ahead”. We have devoted a whole page to stupid and pointless signs, the semiotics of which imply … [Read more...] about Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs-Sometimes With Tragic Results?