When thinking about hazards one needs a transdisciplinary view. Unfortunately you won’t get such a view from the AIHS BoK on Hazards. It is of course no surprise that the AIHS BoK claims to have explored such a view eg. ‘The multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature of OHS created inherent … [Read more...] about Hazard as a Concept
The 5 Ways We Identify Hazards – Updated Hazards are objects and in themselves don’t harm anyone. An object only becomes a hazard when a human engages with it, until then it remains a potential hazard. One can focus as much on displacement of energies and damaging energies as one wants but unless … [Read more...] about The 5 Ways We Identify Hazards
Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips - The Hierarchy Of Hazard Control Barry Spud tells: “The Hierarchy of Hazard Control (I call it the “HOHC”) is the one of the main weapons, in the Safety Crusader’s arsenal, in the war on lost time injuries. It takes a certifiable Safety Expert like myself to know … [Read more...] about Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips
White Lung If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers Charles Dickens 1 Asbestos is a generic term for a naturally occurring substance that includes six silicate minerals with distinctive elongated fibrous crystals. The soft flexible fibres are easily extruded into a tensile … [Read more...] about White Lung
The Illusion Of Hazard Identification Thanks to John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca for suggesting this latest viral image and its link to hazard spotting. I remember, many years ago, when I was a very dissonant Safety Consultant, being able to walk onto any site and spot a plethora of … [Read more...] about The Illusion Of Hazard Identification
The De-Ethicization of the Object in Safety It’s obvious that objects attack people. When anything happens in an industry, the first response is to ban the object. That naughty object jumped out from nowhere and attacked me. So, it’s because objects attack people that we need to register as many … [Read more...] about The De-Ethicization of the Object in Safety
9 Great Reasons Why You Should Stop Doing Hazards Inspections Rob Sam’s recent article: How I Feel About Risk was posted on a few LinkedIn Groups. It was initially well received, but, almost as expected, the conversations have degenerated into discussions about the best ways to do hazard … [Read more...] about 9 Great Reasons Why You Should Stop Doing Hazard Inspections
The Art Of Human Centred Design Have you ever struggled to open a door only to discover that you were pushing when the sign clearly says “PULL” – its not your fault, rather, faulty design. This is called a ‘Norman Door’ and they open into some good lessons for Safety. One of the most common safety … [Read more...] about Push or Pull – It’s Not Your Fault – It’s a Norman Door!
Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives? By Phil La Duke - first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/ Phil says: “We tend to think of injuries in terms of a long string of events, the Domino Theory, if you will. But some hazards are likely to kill us and others will be … [Read more...] about Is Treating all Hazards the Same Endangering Lives?
Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard! I was on a worksite last year and came across this port-a-loo! Nothing too unusual or out of place considering it was a construction site. This toilet was put in this position as an afterthought. They had erected the office area with male toilets out the … [Read more...] about Where To Put the Port-a-loo is a Hazard!