Some thoughts by Dave Whitefield on what moving towards risk and safety maturity looks like, and why I think embracing risk (as opposed to just managing it, or worse, rejecting it) is an essential step along the way. (Video length-18:53) See also: Embracing Risk, Forward to the book “Real … [Read more...] about Embracing Risk–Video
I have written before on motivation and do so again because so much of what people do hinges on how one understands: the nature of persons, the psychology of goals, moral triggers, ethical focus, worldview, methodology, the psychology of perception and psychology of learning. … [Read more...] about Understanding Motivation is Essential to Understanding Risk
Review of the Robert Long book Risk Makes Sense by George Robotham See more details about the book HERE In my view this book is a substantial addition to the body of knowledge about Risk and OHS. Written from a psychological perspective it puts into print many of the things I have figured out for … [Read more...] about “Risk Makes Sense” Book Review
Risk Intelligence and the Quest to Dumb Down Safety Guest post by Dr Rob Long. Rob’s new book will be out in a couple of weeks and we will be giving away copies – watch this space! Read more of of Robs work here My good friend George tells me that I don’t write much about solutions, which … [Read more...] about Risk Intelligence and the Quest to Dumb Down Safety
Ritual Performance and Risk One of the by-products and effects of safety bureaucracy is the reduction of personal agency. That is, people are controlled by process, systems and rituals rather than by relationship, interactive engagement and human mediation. The process of displacement then makes … [Read more...] about Ritual Performance and Risk
Traditional thinking about Safety & Risk Management just isn’t working As any regular reader of this site would know, I am an ardent fan of the work and teachings of Dr Robert Long. His book, Risk Makes Sense (download here FREE), was a god send to me as it helped “arationalise” (NOT … [Read more...] about We are thinking about it the wrong way!
One Brain, Three Minds You have all enjoyed the articles by Dr Robert Long. he will be presenting in Perth and Albany next week (see the flyer below). One of the Keynote presentations is called One Brain, Three Minds: The Key to Understanding Risk. If you cant make it to presentation then will be … [Read more...] about One Brain, Three Minds
Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck? First published in Sept 2012 Soon it will be the football final and Melbourne Cup season again and millions of Australians will prove to each other that they believe in good and bad luck. There will be arguments about odds and probabilities, bank … [Read more...] about Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck?
The risk and safety industry just continues to get more absurd as it ventures into conceptual metaphor of eating and diet as it seek to make sense of the unquantifiable nature of risk (https://safetyrisk.net/quantifying-the-unquantifiable/). Then the industry goes into complete gobbledygook mode as … [Read more...] about Risk You Can Eat
Risk and Safety Maturity There are many programs which advertise about ‘safety leadership’ and ‘safety culture’ but advocate little more than tightening up systems, vigilance in policing and raising penalties for non-compliance. Whilst systems, policing and compliance are important, they are not … [Read more...] about Risk and Safety Maturity