These have been the most popular articles on this blog based on number of hits, number of comments, number or shares and general feedback:

Top 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Dramatically Improve Safety – TODAY!

You will probably not find many of these in text books or regulations Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know

Here are 10 and a bit critical things about safety that, singularly or collectively, only a handful of safety people seem to know. Or, if they knew them, perhaps did not know them well? …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

Researchers Reveal the Top 10 Most Effective Safety Slogans Of All Time

Experts analyse a wide range of rhyming and funny safety slogans displayed in the workplace to come up with a list of the most effective safety slogans of all time. Research project leader, Prof. Gerhardt …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>



I’m just not that into safety anymore

Our most popular article this year! Why do you think that is? Rob’s courage and honesty has certainly touched some nerves! I’m just not that into safety anymore I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have argued with me that ‘safety’ in our workplaces means that we must do everything we ……Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


What Can Safety Learn From Desire Paths?

Safety people often lament: “why do they take short cuts?”, “why do they ignore signs?”, “why cant they follow procedures?”, “why do they disable safety features?” – Simple answer: Because they are human! A more complex answer may be found in “Risk Homeostasis Theory” (RHT) which says that everybody has …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


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This Toaster Is Hot

This Toaster Is Hot – Safety Overkill! Stupid Safety Rules, Safety Signs and Warning Labels. Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>



cognitive-bias_thumb.jpg20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making

Ever wondered why your decisions, risk assessments and incident investigations are not as objective as you may think? Rob Long defines cognitive bias as “a pattern of deviation in judgment. Individuals create their own ‘subjective …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


A must watch risk and safety video

A must watch risk and safety video I sceptically showed this video yesterday in a presentation to a group of Risk Engineers, Lawyers, Safety Professionals and Project Managers. The response was overwhelming – I could just about see the lightbulbs going off in their heads – one company now wants to change their processes to include …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


What is Safety?

What is Safety? The World’s Hardest Question? What does Safety mean to you? If SAFETY is just "zero harm" then LOVE is just "zero hate" See also: What ISN’T Safety Alan Quilley recent published this article on his blog: What is YOUR definition of SAFE?. He says: Many of us, myself included, use the word SAFE (and unsafe) in …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


TOP 1000 SAFETY SLOGANS–THE Worlds Largest Collection

Find The Best, Catchy, Competition Winning Heath and Safety Slogans for Your Workplace – 2016 Researchers Reveal the Top 10 Best Safety Slogans Ever!  DOWNLOAD OUR HUGE LIST OF SAFETY SLOGANS HERE Visit this page if you are looking for: famous safety quotations Our Funniest Safety Slogans are HERE For tips on how to write your own …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


SAFETY IMAGES, Photos, Unsafe Pictures and Funny Fails • Safety …

A huge collection of the best free safety photos and funny safety pictures.



Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader?

The way that we engage with other people about safety and risk will determine the effectiveness of the engagement. If our aim is for others to lead safety, we must be prepared to suspend our own agenda and let go of control when engaging with people. This …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>



Sensemaking and Signs

A while ago I wrote an article titled “It’s All in the Sign”. On reflection it is interesting that it generated two different lines of thought. The one line was about non-conscious communication and not overloading our minds and how that is helpful in us managing our everyday lives. The other related to …… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>



Please feel free to add your favourites in the comments section below. My favourite safety quote for an ice breaker or for anyone who says “it will never happen to me” is by Captain EJ Smith (Captain of the Titanic): “When any one asks me how I can best describe my experiences of nearly forty years at ……Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>


  1. Risk and Safety Matrices and the Psychology of Colour
  2. I’m still not that into safety

  3. What Could Safety Learn From Patch Adams?

  4. You’ve Just Got To Love Safety


  6. Safety Slogans Don’t Save Lives

  7. Is Safety A Choice You Make?

  8. Take 5 For Safety



  11. Safety Should NOT Be About Safety

  12. Free EBook – Guidance For the Beginning safety Professional

  13. TALKING RISK VIDEOS – Conversations on the Couch

  14. Where To Put the Portaloo is a Hazard

  15. All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings

  16. The Art Of Humble Enquiry

  17. 10 Sure Fire Ways to Stuff Up A Safety Management System

  18. Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk and Safety

  19. Reflection Makes Sense

  20. What Makes a Good Safety Leader

  21. The Seduction To Simplify Safety

  22. Ice Breakers and Games That Safety Trainers Play

  23. Golden Safety Rules

  24. Creative Safety – How Do I Become More Creative?

  25. 5 Whys Root Cause Analysis

  26. Statistics – Lies Or Science

  27. Shopping For Safety

  28. The Workers Compensation Discourse

  29. There is No Way I would Do That

  30. Top 20 Safety and Books

  31. Non Common Sense Mythology

  32. Free Health and Safety Manual Template

  33. Safety Acronyms

  34. How Can I get The Boss To Listen

  35. I Could Have Saved A Life That Day

  36. Safety Slogans

  37. The Impacts Of Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace

  38. Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs With Tragic Results

  39. Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercial – May Offend

  40. Zero Harm – Just Say NO!

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