George Robotham

George's Xmas Safety Message First published in December 2012 by George Robotham. George passed away suddenly in September 2013 and this message is republished each year in his honour. Read all of George's articles here: Complete Works of George Robotham Christmas is a time when many are more likely to drink and drive, it may help to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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FREE 216 page ebook – “Guidance for the beginning OHS professional” – by the late Safety Legend George Robotham UPDATE: Over 10,000 copies already sent out and the positive feedback has been overwhelming – this encouraged George to write another 6 before he passed away suddenly and way too soon! Check out all of George's FREE ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety Myths & Misconceptions Republished in memory of the late George Robotham (see all of his articles here) and his mentor Geoff McDonald who also recently passed away (https://safetyrisk.net/vale-geoff-mcdonald/) Note:- Brisbane based OHS consultant, Geoff McDonald has considerably influenced my thinking in the preparation of the following. Because they go to work in Australia, 10 people per ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Long time readers of this blog will fondly remember the work of George Robotham who passed away suddenly in 2013, leaving behind an incredible legacy. Many of George’s articles (like this one) mention the extraordinary work of Geoff McDonald – George’s friend and mentor. Sadly, Geoff passed away last week after a long illness. This ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Making Sense of Risk and Safety - An Interview with George Robotham by Dr Rob Long - April 2013 Dedicated to the life and work of the late George Robotham who passed away, on Sept 11th 2013. When Rob asked what mates would say at his Eulogy, George replies: I would like them to say I was a ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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George's Xmas Safety Message First published in December 2012 by George Robotham. George passed away suddenly in September 2013. George made a lot of friends in the safety industry during his career, left an incredible legacy and positively influenced many new safety people through his mentoring. He also upset a lot of people - but only ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters

by Phil LaDuke
Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters Today, 11th September 2015, marks the 2nd Anniversary of the passing of a legend in safety A great and fitting tribute to the late George Robotham – see his work here – Thanks heaps for doing this Phil. “A great talent and thinker in the world of safety left us this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Winning The Hearts And Minds Of Workers In Relation To Safety

by George Robotham
Winning The Hearts And Minds Of Workers In Relation To Safety - Advice To Managers, Supervisors And Safety People Classic post by the late George Robotham  Image Source A manager in Nigeria, of all places, approached me to give some advice on getting the workers on side in safety. Rightly or wrongly the following is what I gave ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional

by George Robotham
What It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional Classic post by the late George Robotham  Geoff McDonald Australian safety researcher Geoff McDonald has been my advisor/coach/mentor /guide in my safety career. Geoff McDonald has a system of classifying personal damage occurrences (“Accidents “) that goes something like this- Class 1-Permanently alters the future of the individual (Fatal and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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How to Write Safety Procedures

by George Robotham
Lots of discussion about these currently on OHS Forums, my thoughts are that we should only have one set of procedures that include any safety, not a work instruction and say a SWMS. Procedures MUST be written by or with the people doing the job and regularly reviewed – no better training!! I have been ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Ageing workforce

by George Robotham
Ageing workforce Guest Post By the late George Robotham I am 58 and have worked in OHS for 38 years. I have had a variety of OHS roles and have a rich portfolio of OHS experience to fall back on. I am no expert and still have a lot to learn in the field, fortunately I am ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Critical Safety Reflection or thinking about stuff

by George Robotham
Critical Safety Reflection or thinking about stuff By the late George Robotham  This brief article was prompted by an excellent paper in the Central Alberta Well Services Corporation, Safety Newsletter, Vol2, Issue 6 by Mark Sanborn, www.marksanborn.com  titled “Think like a leader and lead like a thinker” Action Learning There is a large body of research literature that suggests ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Free EBook – Effective Safety Management Systems

by George Robotham
Free Ebook Effective Safety Management Systems Last in the Series By the late George Robotham - sadly George passed away suddenly in Sept 2013 - please enjoy his incredible legacy. George’s 7th (and last  Ebook) Effective Safety Management Systems Download The Ebook Here  See details of George’s other 6 Free Ebooks Here: FREE SAFETY EBOOKS   Table of Contents ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Free EBook – Lessons I Have Learnt

by George Robotham
Lessons I Have Learnt about Management, Safety, Life and People It gives me great pleasure to offer the 4th Free EBook in the series by the late George Robotham. If you missed the first 3 they were: George’s first FREE EBook: Guidance for the beginning OHS professional George’s second FREE EBook: Broader Management Skills for the OHS Professional George’s ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Response to complaints

by George Robotham
A quick list of responses to a complaint which you may find useful. It was assembled, mostly in jest, by a little group of my esteemed recalcitrant colleagues, actually, mostly the late great George Robotham. Don't read on if you are easily offended. Happy for you to contribute your suggestions in the comments below Response to complaints I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Weasel Words in Safety

by George Robotham
Weasel Words in Safety – Words that promise much but deliver little One of my favourites by the late George Robotham  Those of you who read my posts will know I am a big critic of the long, ponderous written communications, that seems to infect the safety world. Given a choice many people take a least time ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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