I read with fascination the development (not innovation) of the Raptor AI. This development can: ‘Additionally, the Raptor AI is able to collect data and store information including facial recognition, car registration numbers and wireless device detection to continue ensuring the safety of … [Read more...] about An Ethic for Innovation
When the best effort at Ethics is the AIHS BoK Chapter on Ethics (https://safetyrisk.net/a-guide-to-tokenism-in-ethics-in-safety/) you don’t have to argue about whether safety is professional. Of course, it isn’t. There can be no claim to professionalism without a mature and well-articulated … [Read more...] about Can Any Innovation in Safety be Deemed Good?
Back on the 7th of December I wrote a blog https://safetyrisk.net/diamonds-are-safetys-best-friend/ On the 15th of December the AIHS announced ‘ our newest partner in championing workplace safety’ Milwaukee who had already been questioned about their manufacturing practices … [Read more...] about Double Down Diamonds- Culture and the AIHS
Innovation in itself is not necessarily or inherently ‘good’. I’m sure the methods the Nazis innovated in the extermination camps were ‘new’ and ‘different’, efficient and effective. When we visited Mauthausen this year and did a Semiotic Walk (See Figure 1. Group Outside of Mauthausen) we saw … [Read more...] about What Ethic Drives Innovation in Safety?
The AIHS yesterday were thrilled to announce their new Diamond Sponsor! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamonds_Are_Forever_(film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamonds_Are_a_Girl's_Best_Friend https://www.tiffany.com.au/jewelry/shop/diamond-jewelry/ … [Read more...] about Diamonds are Safety’s Best Friend!
We learned today about a significant conflict of interest (and moral compromise) in Queensland mining . When it comes to moral philosophy and ethical perception, nothing gets in the way of Zero. Moreso, when Zero rules a ‘mindset’, anything goes, the end justifies the means. The record of Anglo … [Read more...] about No Room for Ethics in a Zero ‘Mindset’
I read this nonsense from the ASSP on ethics and of course, it is laughable (The Professional Ethics of Workplace Safety and Health). It is straight out of the AIHS BoK playbook on tokenism in ethics (https://safetyrisk.net/the-aihs-bok-and-ethics-check-your-gut/). This is typical of safety … [Read more...] about A Guide to Tokenism in Ethics in Safety
Beliefs in Safety are assumed not discussed. Beliefs like zero are projected but not up for question under the assumption that zero is the only acceptable target (https://www.icmm.com/en-gb/stories/2022/zero-harm-only-acceptable-target). No-one questions the assumptions behind such statements or … [Read more...] about The Safety Belief System
Care ethics derives from the moral philosophy of Carol Gilligan (https://ethicsofcare.org/carol-gilligan/) and a feminist understanding of ethics. You can read her original text from 1982 here: IN A DIFFERENT VOICE The idea of ‘voice’ and ‘listening’ is critical to an understanding of care ethics … [Read more...] about Care Ethics and the Ethics of Care, in Risk
Any review of the discourse in orthodox safety reveals the omission of many words, language and discourse that are critical for an holistic understanding of safety. Just trawl through conference proceedings for the SIA or blogs or podcasts or books on safety and try and find discussion on … [Read more...] about Don’t mention the ‘V’ Word