Introduction It is nearly ten years since the outstanding research by Wagner and Associates ‘Safety - A Wicked Problem’ was published (http://www.peterwagner.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Safety-A-Wicked-Problem2.pdf). The project examined responses by prominent CEOs to common problems associated in … [Read more...] about Risk and Safety as a Wicked Problem
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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 … [Read more...] about What Is Safety?
Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety I receive emails every week from safety people who thank me for being ‘provocative’ and helping them learn. However, being provocative is not something I set out to do. I don’t sit down and think, ‘now how can I present some contrary view’. Indeed, when … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety
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?
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, 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