What is Your Risk iCue? When we think of the concept of intelligence we often think of a person’s IQ. The idea of an Intelligence Quotient is not reliable and only tests certain selected forms of literacy constrained by cultural biases. For example: the early settlers in Australia deemed that the … [Read more...] about What is Your Risk iCue?
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All that counts in life, work and being cannot be counted. It is pure mythology that ‘what cannot be measured cannot be managed’. What utter nonsense. Even the person who thought up this silly meme, recanted on it sometime later. Unfortunately, Safety has been conned by the promises of … [Read more...] about Psychosocial Safety is NOT Measurable
This will most likely be the last visit of Dr Long to Europe. Those who wish to meet and learn with Dr Long (and Matt Thorne from Risk Diversity https://www.riskdiversity.com.au/ ) can start to make their plans for this series of Workshops to be held in June 2023. You can get detail and book your … [Read more...] about SPoR Comes to Vienna June 2023
Foresight Blindness, Hindsight Bias and Risk One of the beauties of fallibility is what Alan Watts called The Wisdom of Insecurity . Watts describes how binary worldviews create fear and dogma, making people frightened and concocting securities that don’t exist. Watts thinking helps one step out of … [Read more...] about Foresight Blindness, Hindsight Bias and Risk
The Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) is a Discipline and Worldview that takes its foundation in Socialitie, that all living and being is social. This is what Martin Buber called i-thou (https://www.maximusveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/iandthou.pdf). This includes relationships with persons … [Read more...] about What is SPoR?
Gloves and Glasses Compliance By Dr Robert Long I wonder how many safety people will hit on this blog just because of the title? I did wonder for some time what more petty a title I could present but decided this would do. What a sad state when the lowest defence in the Hierarchy of Controls … [Read more...] about Gloves and Glasses Compliance
Don’t Look Now Safety, Your Metaphor is Showing As much as STEM thinking knows anything about language, what it doesn’t know is that language is mostly NOT descriptive. Most of the time when humans seek to communicate they use language that is NOT descriptive but figurative. We most often seek to … [Read more...] about Don’t Look Now Safety, Your Metaphor is Showing
Indicators of Risk I often get sent presentations and training formats from safety people seeking my expertise on improvement, learning design and critique of safety presentations. One thing safety people are not educated in is teaching, curriculum and learning. Amazing how the industry throws … [Read more...] about Indicators of Risk
Safety distorts living and being by being short-sighted. Much of the real harm done to people is longitudinal and unseen, unconscious and non-measurable. The best way to understand life, living and being is NOT through the narrow lens of Safety. The fixation on short-term measurable injury (and … [Read more...] about Short-Sighted Lenses by Safety
In the final newsletter for 2022 let me wish you in the risk and safety world, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The last few years during the pandemic have been such a trying time of suffering for many, as well as much frustration and distress for such suffering. So, our best wishes for this … [Read more...] about CLLR Newsletter – Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year