Spot the Hazards – What is Wrong With These Safety Photos?

Spot the Safety Hazards – What is Wrong With These Safety Photos?

Safety Hazard

Each issue of WorkSafe™ Magazine includes a safety photo that has been staged to show a number of hazards or potentially dangerous work practices. The online version is highly interactive and includes ability to place pins and comments onto the photo and print the results. Could be a good idea for your next toolbox talk or something different for safety awareness training?

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A whole range of topics have been covered including Farming, Construction, Scaffolding, Healthcare, Forklifts, Chemicals, Confined Spaces, Kitchens and Nurseries. Check Them Out

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

3 Replies to “Spot the Hazards – What is Wrong With These Safety Photos?”

    1. Hah! – you dug this one up from our archives, posted at a time when we thought that was what safety was all about. We would never sit here now and claim we know all the answers. Try and find some pics showing people how to do things well

  1. I’m not a big fan of these photo mistake posts. I find the safety industry revels in this sort of stuff and waxes on about how only safety people know how to be safe and how others are supposedly idiots.

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