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The Iconography of Safety Icons are powerful modes of communication and predate text and print. Danesi in The Semiotics of Emoji demonstrates that we are seeing a re-emergence of the power of icons in everyday communications. Indeed – SMS, emoticons, emojis and graphics/multimedia are changing the very way we communicate J. Icons are profound and […]
Human Error is Unpreventable The ideology of zero creates the most absurd language and symbols. I read yesterday about a group in a government department who were hauled off to a zero harm campaign indoctrination session, complete with a forced ‘commitment statement to zero harm’ at the end. The presenter asked for audience members to […]
Zero Vision as Propaganda Propaganda is the ideological manipulation of ideas to support and defend political interests. Ellul (1973, p. 61. ) states: ‘Propaganda is a set of methods employed by an organized group that wants to bring about the active or passive participation in its actions of a mass of individuals, psychologically unified through […]
The New Enemy of Safety – The Unconscious I read with interest the ‘Safer Communities: Six Lessons in Health and Safety’ from the British Safety Council. The assumptions and hidden agenda of Lessons 1, 4, 5 and 6 are most concerning and demonstrate many of the problems associated with dumb down Safety. Here are the […]
Actions in ‘Bad Faith’ Dan Petersen writes at the start of Chapter 8 in Human-Error Reduction and Safety Management (p. 109): ‘The decision to err, or to work unsafely, is often a very logical choice that is made either consciously or unconsciously by the worker.’ Of course this is a non-sense, many actions we take […]