A Semiotic Map for Safety When we understand the world semiotically as Lotman articulates, we don’t see a biosphere but we see a semiosphere . This changes how one ‘sees’ the world. We envision the … [Read more...] about A Semiotic Map for Safety
Zero as a Semiotic When we look at the image (semiotic) of zero there is much that is going on unconsciously. The idea of zero in risk and safety may have originally started as some naïve quest for … [Read more...] about Zero as a Semiotic
What Can Marx Say to Safety? It’s important to understand that the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) emerges from traditions in Marxism, Post-Structuralism, Semiotics and Deconstruction. This is … [Read more...] about What Can Marx Say to Safety?
Standing on the Myths of Safety Most people confuse the definition of myth with fable, when this is not the case. When I use the word ‘myth’ in the tradition of Social Psychology its meaning is … [Read more...] about Standing on the Myths of Safety
Yes, It’s A Checklist So April 28 is 2021 World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day . What would be a good symbol/semiotic to capture the meaning of this day? What would be a … [Read more...] about Yes, It’s A Checklist
Are You a One Percenter? Every so often I get a call or visit from a GM of a global or National organization and we chat about research and latest trends in safety. Today was one of those days with a … [Read more...] about Are You a One Percenter?
Understanding Safety Myths The term ‘mythology’ is not understood well and is associated with the idea of legend/fairy tale but that’s not its meaning. It is certainly not how myth is defined in … [Read more...] about Understanding Safety Myths