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Everyday safety I wrote recently about bells and whistles in safety (https://safetyrisk.net/bells-and-whistles-and-due-diligence/) and how easily Safety is seduced into some delusional campaign of heroes and nirvana. One of the core messages of safety ought to be that there is not utopia and no nirvana. The quest for infallibility is a religious dream. We don’t need […]
Making Technicians Not Helpers People have enrolled in the CLLR Certificate online and in face-to-face studies (https://cllr.com.au/register-to-study/) recently, many with graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Safety. Near all, without exception, are looking for the skills and knowledge that is excluded from most safety training and qualifications. Near all report that their qualification has been primarily […]
Do We Only Get One Shot At a First Impression? By Matt Thorne from Risk Diversity See Matt’s previous article: ‘Paper Systems’ and Safety Management Systems First impressions are often the worst impressions but need not be so. However, once and bad impression is made, it is nearly impossible to retract it. Surely in the area […]
How Can the Ideology of Zero be Ethical? One of the strangest justifications for zero ideology is that there is no other ethical goal. The only way such thinking can make sense is if one accepts the binary assumptions of the zero black and white mindset. The either-or mindset justifies a discourse in adversarialism which […]
Sanctimonious Safety ‘Sorry I’m late’ was the excuse from John, ‘ I was held up wiping the arses of morons’. Such was the response from a safety manager this week. I had been waiting for over an hour for him to show up. Then when he finally showed up, I was stunned by what I […]
Zero Discourse as Gobbledygook When we communicate or are communicated to, we like things to be coherent. Coherence allows us to hold things together so that the message makes sense. When people speak non-sense to others that is incoherent, the outcome is: confusion, misunderstanding and no clarity. The establishment of Collective Coherence is the purpose […]