When will the risk aversion nonsense stop?

When will the risk aversion nonsense stop? Guest Post by Dr Rob Long The Herald Sun headlines read ‘KIDS will be banned from blowing out candles on communal birthday cakes, under strict new hygiene rules for childcare.’ (See article). Here is the latest is the race to further ‘dumb down’ risk, promote fear and chase …

Lessons learnt from my safety jobs

Lessons learnt from my safety jobs Reflection by the late George Robotham  In my 38 years in OHS I have helped my employers cope with the aftermath of 13 fatalities, one case of paraplegia, one major stress case and a very serious burns case. Speaking from personal experience the most devastating thing that can happen …

The Effects of Retrenchments & Redundancies

Retrenchment or redundancy affects different people in different ways. Some take the opportunity for a long awaited career change, others do something they always wanted to do but never had the spare cash or the balls to to – like start a business. Others go into a spiral of depression….. This is some of late …