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
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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
The language of ‘culture’ is perhaps the most used and abused in the safety industry. Everyone seems to have a view of culture, the poorly educated and miseducated seem to make the most noise. One certainly gains little expertise in culture from studying engineering, safety or behaviourism. So, … [Read more...] about Culture Myths in Safety
SAFETY - What is the definition of safety? What does Safety mean to you? Seee also: Understanding Safety as an Archetype Safety is a temporary outcome of doing many, many transdisciplinary things well and is not a an explicit process or things that we do. SAFETY = A temporary moment when physical … [Read more...] about What Is Safety?
Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness It must be one of the great absurdities of our modern world; that in a time where our ability to ‘connect’ is so abundant, that we are perhaps lonelier, more isolated and insecure than ever. It’s a puzzling irony that while we can ‘connect’ to so many … [Read more...] about Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness
What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All? First published HERE This paper follows my presentation at the inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference that was held in Sydney in March 2015. I’d like to warn readers up front that this piece is longer than usual as I attempt to tackle a topic that is … [Read more...] about What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All?
The Safety Spoilsport One of the things we hated as kids was the ‘spoilsport’, the one who wouldn’t ‘play’ in the spirit of the game. Indeed, spoilsports were the ones who hated play full stop. Play is an essential part of learning. Play recognises the uncertain in learning and doesn’t stress … [Read more...] about The Safety Spoilsport
Please feel free to add your favourites in the comments section below. “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words but they dumb down culture and distract people … [Read more...] about CLASSIC, FAMOUS and INFAMOUS SAFETY QUOTES
Free Online Safety Training Courses Open Source Safety have contacted us and asked us to let you know about the 100's of free safety courses they now offer on line. They take a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by … [Read more...] about SAFETY COURSES
Positive Safety Stuff 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 … [Read more...] about Positive Safety and Risk Stuff