Zero Plus Infinity Times 10 = ? Following Dr Rob Long’s recent article Semiotics and Safety about the mindless gobbledygook that is terms like “Beyond Zero” and “Target Zero”, and the negative subconscious meanings they prime, a very despondent safety person sent us this photo. Is it any wonder … [Read more...] about Zero Plus Infinity Times 10 = ?
Safety Slogans & Pictures
Enacting Safety? Thanks to Rob Long for this SAFETY reverse acronym (backronym). Compare this to some of the more traditional ones below and it’s no wonder they say that safety is 30 years behind other disciplines….. Image source: … [Read more...] about Safety Acronym
This article recently resurfaced on social media and created quite a divisive stir in the safety community! Although I admit my bias, there seems to be a swing away from such platitudes - is safety maturing? Safety – Not The Number One Priority I have upset so many Safety Spuds over the years when … [Read more...] about Safety – Not The Number One Priority
The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion The simplistic worldview about choice plagues the safety industry into the nonsense slogan ‘safety is a choice you make’. The delusion centres around an inability to consider the complexity of life and the many things one has no choice about. The only way one … [Read more...] about The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion
What or Who Is Safety? I am surprised by the number of people who come to this site from Google after searching for “what is safety”? Perhaps they have just been told that it is a No1 priority or a value or they have to manage it, train it, audit it, measure it, do it, choose it, improve it or be … [Read more...] about What or Who Is Safety?
quotable quote: “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words but they dumb down culture and distract people from taking safety seriously”. All Injuries are … [Read more...] about All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings
Safety Slogans: How to Write Your Own Safety Slogans 500 OF THE BEST WORKPLACE HEALTH and SAFETY SLOGANS 167 CATCHY and FUNNY SAFETY SLOGANS FOR THE WORKPLACE Safety slogans have been proven to increase safety in the workplace. In a quick glance, an employee can read a slogan, and a simple … [Read more...] about How to write your own safety slogans
We are in Control and Other Such Delusions! First published August 2014, republished by request It was sad to hear about the death of the genius man, Robin Williams. It was even sadder to hear the reason why. This is a man many of us have followed, watched, laughed with, cried with and grown up … [Read more...] about We are in Control and Other Such Delusions!
Just yesterday I was told, again, that if If don't believe in zero harm then I must want people to get hurt and therefore have no right to be in safety! Our recent article on the problems with “fire and brimstone safety” stirred up some debate about the ineffectiveness of negative safety stories and … [Read more...] about Safety as Faith Healing
All Death is Preventable The tall building looked like a church with four high Corinthian columns and marble foyer. I walked inside, through the stained-glass doors and down some stairs. I was greeted by the Master who produced a large key from his pocket and opened a 3 metre high sponge … [Read more...] about All Death is Preventable