Just found this hidden gem by Wade Needham here on LinkedIn How to Handle Safety System Paradoxes As you get promoted it's easier to take control, to control more of your world they said, well, ‘they’ were wrong. The easy answer to a complex or wicked problem is almost always wrong, if not … [Read more...] about How to Handle Safety System Paradoxes
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Feeling pretty chuffed that Rob Sams asked me to share this: First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/the-paradox-of-helping/ The Paradox of Helping I had the privilege of attending the Lifeline Brass Blokes Awards in my hometown of Newcastle last night. The Awards recognise the spirit of … [Read more...] about The Paradox of Helping
Sexy Curves and the Paradox of Risk Rob’s new Book: “Following-Leading in Risk” is a MUST READ if you think you already know about Leadership. CHECK IT OUT One of the modern myths of mechanistic safety is that injury rates have been coming down for the last 100 years. Presenters love to parade the … [Read more...] about Sexy Curves and the Paradox of Risk
FREE SAFETY Ebooks HERE >>>>>>> Huge collection of free risk assessment advice, tips, forms, templates, Risk Registers, Checklists, completed examples, apps and guidelines Disclaimer: To quote Dr Rob Long: "Unfortunately, many of the tools available to people in the safety … [Read more...] about FREE RISK ASSESSMENT FORMS, CHECKISTS, REGISTERS, TEMPLATES and APPS
I read this nonsense from the ASSP on ethics and of course, it is laughable (The Professional Ethics of Workplace Safety and Health). It is straight out of the AIHS BoK playbook on tokenism in ethics (https://safetyrisk.net/the-aihs-bok-and-ethics-check-your-gut/). This is typical of safety … [Read more...] about A Guide to Tokenism in Ethics in Safety
Our questions frame our world, they show our worldview and what we think matters. Similarly, the questions we don’t ask, deliver the same. They tell us what we don’t want to know, and in Safety, there’s a lot it doesn’t want to know. These are the silences in safety … [Read more...] about The Questions You Ask in Safety are Showing?
One of the conundrums of the safety industry is its addiction to simple, black and white thinking. We see this evidenced in the delusion of Zero (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/zero-the-great-safety-delusion/). Poor old Safety, noisy about the word ‘professional’ and resistant to any … [Read more...] about KISS Safety in a VUCA World
SAFETY - What is the definition of safety? What does Safety mean to you? See also: Understanding Safety as an Archetype WHAT IS FUNNY ABOUT SAFETY? Read more here Safety is a temporary outcome of doing many, many transdisciplinary things well and is not a an explicit process or things that we … [Read more...] about What Is Safety?
The human condition is unique, paradoxical and ‘wicked’. If you want to understand fallibility, human mortality and human personhood then read some of the following as be a helpful start. If you want to condemn fallibility as some kind of ‘curse’ or negative projection, then just … [Read more...] about The Blessings of Fallibility
Find Psychological Safety Resources HERE >>>> Mental Health is certainly a hot topic at the moment. Even the Safety Regulators are encouraging us to apply the same old ineffective safety methodologies to “fixing” the problem people. Emerging also are buzz words like “Mental First Aid” … [Read more...] about What is Psychological Safety?