Creativity

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 desperately for answers that confirm ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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 of Risk, I respect and appreciate the beautiful art of bonsai, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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 sound of car alarms, more ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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” ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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 (more info here) but we would love to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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 ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety, Risk and Art

by Dave Collins
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 ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Who Decides What is Ugly?

by Rob Sams
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 which, when I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education.

by Dave Collins
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 waste any ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Creative Safety – How can I become more creative?

by Mark Taylor
Creative Safety - How can I become more creative? A common element of any safety system is to list and analyze hazards as part of a risk assessment process. But, when asked to think outside the square and come up with new actions to solve a problem, our brains go blank, get stuck in a rut ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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