Free Safety E-Books To Download
Risk Homeostasis Theory – Target Risk 3 by Gerald Wilde
Download Here: Target Risk 3 Free Download Human beings can never be totally sure of the outcome of their decisions. Ergo, all decisions are risky decisions. You have already taken a risky decision by opening this text and reading the first few lines, and having done so, you are now facing another: to read on or to close it. And what do I do as the author? It goes without saying that I would like you to read all of it, just as I wrote all of it. If you choose to read on, there is a chance, however slight, that you may afterwards feel that you could have put your time to better use. If, right now, you close it, you may later be nagged by the feeling that you missed out on an opportunity to learn something of importance to your own life expectancy, to that of your loved ones or to people in general. So, which of the two risky decisions do you take? I chose a writing style and presentation of content that will, I hope, encourage you to read on. But, contrary to my intentions, you may judge my style too popular or too academic, the content too wide or too limited. By trying to reach large numbers of diverse readers, many a writer has in fact pleased very few, despite the vital importance of the topic to all. Download Here: Target Risk 3 Free Download
“Zero, The Great Safety Delusion”
You can get your free download here: https://www.humandymensions.com/product/zero-the-great-safety-delusion/
Zero remains the greatest plague on the Safety industry. It dominates everything but must not be spoken about or uttered in relation to Ethics, Moral Philosophy or Brutalism. The semiotic, ideology and mantra of Zero continues to stand as nonsense for an industry that has no idea what to do about fallibility.
This book documents the way Zero has evolved in the last 20 years to become the behemoth, monster and global safety mantra invoked and sustained after 2017.
This is the twelfth book offered for free by Dr Long. You can download all his other books here: https://www.humandymensions.com/shop/
The next book due out in early 2024 is on Semiotics and Risk, The Great Silence of Safety.
Zero remains the greatest threat to safety and a balanced approach to tackling risk.
This is a book about the toxicity of zero ideology and follows previous publications: The Love of Zero, Human Fallibility and Risk and, Fallibility and Risk, Living With Uncertainty.
This book explores the ideology of zero as it continues to morph into a great monster and burden for the risk and safety industry. The book takes a Semiotic and Poetic exploration of the many ways zero is used in the safety industry. It uses a concept map to guide thinking and explores the many ways that zero is used and abused as an instrument of power in organisations.
Dr Long is pleased to release Tackling Risk, A Field Guide to Risk and Learning for free download.
You can get your copy HERE:
This is the 11th free book offer on the site ensuring that cost is no impediment to learning and reading about the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR).
Complete Book – Free Download
Dr Long is pleased to announce the free download of his ninth book in the series in the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR).
If you are interested in vision, perception and envisioning then this book is for you.
Following-Leading in Risk
So much of what we do in risk is individualistic taking a focus on individual behaviours often with a hidden agenda to blame or find cause. This is certainly the case in common approaches to mental health but also in the way we view management and leadership. Many texts in management and leadership also adopt military metaphors and models to attribute leadership as some kind of ‘battle’. However, the beginning and foundation of leadership is not the leader but the followers. Dr Rob Long and Dr Craig Ashhurst are pleased to announce that their book Following-Leading in Risk, A Humanising Dynamic is now offered for free download. https://www.humandymensions.com/product/following-leading-risk/
Risk Makes Sense
Dr Long is pleased to announce the release of his fourth book available for free download (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/risk-makes-sense/ ). Simply click on the image of the book, add to cart, submit your details and the download is yours. Risk Makes Sense, Human Judgment and Risk was released in 2012 and helped launch a new approach to risk based on Social Psychology. The Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) brings together a unique Body of Knowledge that informs the way people understand: work, risk, culture, learning and human decision making. Since 2012 thousands of people and hundreds of companies have participated in workshops in SPoR with many of the practical tools developed in SPoR being used in many International and National organisations. The best way to understand the SPoR approach to risk is semiotically. Hence, the SpoR Body of Knowledge (https://safetyrisk.net/social-psychology-of-risk-body-of-knowledge-2/) uses semiotics to capture the relational and dialectical way of knowing in how people make decisions. Semiology is introduced in Risk Makes Sense at page 122 associated with leadership. For a full understanding of semiotics and risk you can read the 7th book in the series (also for free download, Fallibility and Risk, Living With Uncertainty, Chapter 2 https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/ ). Similarly, in the latest book The Social Psychology of Risk Handbook, i-thou is a complete overview of SPoR and associated maps of learning. You can download all four books in batch download by going here: https://www.humandymensions.com/shop/
For The Love of Zero – Free Download
With his new eighth book approaching (I’ve read an early draft and it is a cracker! – stay tuned), Dr Rob Long has decided to put “For the Love of Zero” up as a free download. You can also down “Real Risk” and “Fallibility and Risk” free. The 5 free book downloads are now here: https://www.humandymensions.com/shop/ This is a book for the fallible, the human and those committed to learning. GREAT REVIEW OF THIS BOOK HERE: https://safetyrisk.net/book-review-for-the-love-of-zero/
What is it about?
In a perfect world things don’t go bump and wheels don’t fall off, humans don’t make mistakes and people don’t suffer – but we don’t live in a perfect world. No amount of denial of human fallibility makes it so. We have hospitals, morgues and cemeteries that remind us that human life is not only finite but that suffering and risk test your attitude to learning. In the midst of human reality there are proponents claiming that ‘all accidents are preventable’ and advocating ‘zero harm’. Some organisations even reward employees for meeting ‘zero’ goals and thereby ‘prime’ workers to hide, deny and under-report harm.
Real Risk – Free Download
Well, here is a gift from Dr Long to you for 2019, a free download of book three in the series on risk – Real Risk, Human Discerning and Risk. Enter your details for the free download here: https://www.humandymensions.com/product/real-risk/ After the absurd fear associated with empty toilet rolls (https://safetyrisk.net/toilet-roll-safety/) it seemed like the release of Real Risk was a must. Safety absurdity simply gets more bizarre every day as fear and hyper-safety become the norm in the safety industry. How strange that the safety industry is so fixated on petty risk, of course the natural by-product of zero ideology. Real Risk was first released in 2014 following on from the highly successful books Risk Makes Sense and For the Love of Zero. Sales and downloads of the series on risk now numbers more than 25,000 books. This announcement means that there are two free downloads in the series of risk – Fallibility and Risk (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/), and Real Risk. There are of course other free downloads as: Podcasts: https://spor.com.au/podcasts/ And, Free videos: https://vimeo.com/cllr and https://vimeo.com/humandymensions Real Risk brings some important language to the debate about risk and safety namely: wisdom, discernment, wicked problems and semiotics. In all the risk industry’s fixation on behaviourism, scientism, this language is totally missing. Real Risk is full of stories, anecdotes, practical tools and challenging ideas. I hope you enjoy it and please give feedback. The print copy of Real Risk is still available too. If you download the book your details will be added to the quarterly newsletter.
Fallibility and Risk – Book Seven Free Download
Dr Long has just completed book seven in his series on risk and is offering his latest book Fallibility and Risk, Living With Uncertainty as a free download.
Here is the link: https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/ In downloading this free book you will be added to the mailing list to receive this quarterly newsletter. Please note: If you find the academic level of the book a bit challenging then it may be best to read the first book Risk Makes Sense.
What the book is about.
In order to understand what the book is about I have attached the Foreword to the book by Robert Sams Author of Social Sensemaking, A Reflective Journal; how we make sense of risk: Like it or not, I was once a ‘Crusader’. I lived a life dedicated to ‘saving’ people; from themselves, from others, from ‘things’. Who else could perform such a critical role? After all I was a Safety Manager, and with that, a bastion of all knowledge about risk. I even had a consulting business named Dolphin Safety Solutions. I’d put some thought into this name as dolphins were something special to me; they are great communicators, they travel together and look out for each other and they are known for their intelligence. But what did I really understand of intelligence? While intelligence is great, if we don’t understand our ontology (reason for being) or how we ‘know’ (epistemology), we can easily be deceived into thinking that such knowing will lead us to a happy, fulfilling and rewarding life. Our modern world seems to place a special value on intelligence. However, if the only reason for knowing is to be the ‘smartest person in the room’, that to me indicates a life of ‘I’ rather than ‘thou’ (Buber). A tension that we all must live with if we are to be fallible beings in this world? Welcome to Fallibility and Risk, a book not for the feint hearted, but one that just may challenge you enough to push you into ‘cognitive dissonance’. Download the book here: https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/
Risky Conversations – Free Download
Dr Long is pleased to present the 12th book for free download in the Social Psychology of Risk series. There is no other source across the globe that gives away for free such quality work in risk and safety. The book Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk is comprised of transcripts that complement the Video Series Risky Conversations. The Risky Conversations video series is on the Law and Risk featuring 22 conversations between Greg Smith, Dr Robert Long and Dr Craig Ashhurst (multiple author and expert in Transdisciplinarity, Wicked Problems and Transcoherence).
Social Sensemaking – Free eBook
Social Sensemaking was first published in August 2016. It’s a book written as a reflection of a ‘learning adventure’ of the Social Psychology of Risk, and inspired by Dr Rob Long. While it was pulled together by one of our regular contributors to the Blog Rob Sams, there are various Chapters that have been written by Rob’s friends (and fellow study buddies/bloggers) including:
- Gab Carlton – https://resilyence.com/
- Hayden Collins
- Dave Whitefield – https://www.peopleandrisk.com/
- James Ellis – http://www.frameworkgroup.com.au/
- Scott McArthur
- Rob’s wife, De Sullivan
- Safety Differently’s Ron Gantt
- Special mention goes to our mate Roy Fitzgerald who offered so much by way of critique and further editing.
- and of course our dear friend, Editor in Chief and fellow critical thinker; the late Max Geyer.
The Forward is written by our very own Dave Collins, host of the safetyrisk.net blog, and life long learner. Dave shares his thoughts at the beginning of the book in an honest and real way; you don’t be disappointed. The book was inspired by learnings that were facilitated by Dr Rob Long. It’s quite a journal of reflection and learning, not your ordinary practice in our modern day to day living.
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HOW TO ACHIEVE A SAFE WORKPLACE
From the author:
How often have I walked into a business or factory and discussed safety with supervisors/managers that seemed at a loss of how to make their workplaces safer. As adult humans we have an inbuilt capacity to identify hazards and things that could endanger our lives, young children and teenagers do not have this ability, hence to adults, teenagers often seem reckless in what they do, it really does not kick in until we reach maturity. As hunter gatherers, we had a danger response called fight or flight; we used this auto response to ascertain hazards and danger and how it might affect our chances of survival, this is still with us, only used but rarely. As parents, we can automatically see and sense when our children are in danger, but rarely see these things in our surroundings for our own personal safety, or the safety of others. This little booklet is written in an easy to understand way that allows any manager or supervisor to gain an insight into a way to achieve a safer place to work for themselves and their employees.
Accident & Incident investigation is a practiced art, the investigator (s) should never conduct an investigation with existing prejudices, but with a clear mind set only on the objective to ascertain what happened, why did it happen and how can this be prevented from happening again. As an investigator, you are not seeking to lay blame for the accident, to do so jeopardises the investigation outcomes, and as such, you should not be in a position to carry out the investigation. A good investigation can only be achieved, when the investigator (s) are neutral and solely focused on the structure of the accident itself. Like a detective conducting a criminal investigation, you are looking for factual evidence that will stand up in court, evidence that will lead to a decisive conclusion. The quality of an investigator is subject to their experience, just like a detective, one gets better the more one learns from each investigation.
|Authors Note* This booklet is not about Risk Management or Hazard Analysis, it is written in order to describe what RISK really is, and the types of people that it affects.
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