Desensitization – the by-product of ill-conceived safety initiatives As Gerald Wilde puts it in “Target Risk 3”: “Also, they may simply have been blinded by their zeal to do something quick and easy for safety – and thus doing nothing for it.” Just like many years ago we learned to ignore the … [Read more...] about Desensitisation–the by-product of ill-conceived safety initiatives
These days I watch a lot of Playschool, a children’s TV program on ABCTV (https://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/sites/playschool/). Playschool is a pre-school education program based entirely on imagination and play. Everything about the show is basic - no fancy props, no expensive sets and adults … [Read more...] about What Can Safety Learn From Playschool?
Inspirational Safety Ideas A recent plea, from a frustrated Safety Professional on a Facebook forum, sparked a very interesting discussion. I have certainly seen many similar comments on this blog over the years and I am sure most of us have felt this way many times in our careers. Many search … [Read more...] about Inspirational Safety Ideas
Bonsai Safety? 盆栽の安全性 “Bonsai” is a Japanese term which means or denotes “a tree which is planted in a shallow container". Having recently visited the Australian National Bonsai collection, at the National Arboretum Canberra, as part of our studies for the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology … [Read more...] about Bonsai Safety? 盆栽の安全性
It’s a Risky Christmas - A Xmas Safety Poem without the word Safety In it: “So what is the rush to complete stuff before the end of the year about... here is a little poem that puts the highlight on the dangers of rushing to complete at Christmas time; it is about safety without mentioning safety” … [Read more...] about It’s a Risky Christmas
Christmas Competition–Positive Safety Initiatives We would like to end the year with a competition that encourages people to share some of their positive safety initiatives from 2015. It doesn't have to be as major as the announcements from GM and Laing O’Rourke that they are dumping injury metrics … [Read more...] about Christmas Competition–Positive Safety Initiatives
A Little Brain Teaser for Safety People First to solve this problem will win a Dr Rob Long book of their choice. If you understand the concept of “Risk Savvy” then you are ineligible – sorry, but this is not a real challenge for you anyway. Barry Spud is the dedicated Safety Officer at “Zero … [Read more...] about A Little Brain Teaser for Safety People
Safety, Risk and Art My younger sister is an extremely talented artist, as well as being the owner of a successful graphic design company and mother to two of the cutest kids you will meet. She is currently working on a new header for this blog and I cant wait to see it. For a few years now she has … [Read more...] about Safety, Risk and Art
Who Decides What is Ugly? The way I go about my work has changed significantly over the past few years. When I think back to 2010, my work could best be described as mechanistic and routine. I worked in ‘health and safety’ and that mostly meant developing, and then assessing systems and processes … [Read more...] about Who Decides What is Ugly?
Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education. Great short article by Keith McCabe – a Member of our Brisbane Thinking Group (See: What is a Thinking Group?), First published this on LinkedIn. With enough support from readers we may be able to convince him to become one of our Awesome Authors and not … [Read more...] about Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education.