Robert Long

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 about not knowing the outcome. Play ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear One of the clear messages in the Netflix series House of Cards is the Fear of Power and the Power of Fear. The House of Cards series exemplifies what happens when one makes power the frame for exchange. The idea that coercion, compliance, power and fear are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Happy Christmas and New Year This is a special edition of the CLLR Newsletter to wish you all a Happy Christmas and the best for the 2017 New Year. We look forward to continuing our newsletters and services to you in 2017 and look forward to meeting some of you as you commence studies with us ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Christmas Safety Poem – A Hazardman Christmas Republished from last year - enjoy again: News from the UK and reported in the Daily Mail: Elf and safety forces Nativity procession Mary to ride on a donkey wearing HARD HAT Prompted Rob Long to write this Christmas Safety Poem – ENJOY! Imagine Source A Hazardman Christmas By Dr Robert Long from Humandymensions   It's time ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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10 Steps to an Effective Safety Induction In response to this recent article by Workcover NSW I suggest the following. The consideration for all inductions is to make them effective, simplicity doesn’t guarantee effectiveness. Neither is simplicity the place to start. The place to start with the challenge of inductions ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Fake News, Fake Safety and Fake Christmas

by Dr Rob Long
Fake News, Fake Safety and Fake Christmas The craft of misinformation has been about for millennia but more recently with the problems of social media has become much more pronounced. The Cult of the Amateur (Keen, 2008) and the world of The Shallows (Carr, 2011) has brought a whole new era of ‘fake news’. This was ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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TRIFR Safety Zombies

by Dr Rob Long
TRIFR Safety Zombies The surge in interest in the zombie phenomena (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie) across media, social media, movies and literature is extensive. The zombie apocalypse (societal breakdown) projects a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life that engage in a general assault on civilization. The surge in interest in zombies was anchored to the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Dumb Ways To Die and A Strange Sense of Success

by Dr Rob Long
Is using humour in safety a method to handle and think about things we are uncomfortable with or does using humour simply help us ignore the real issues?. Update: Media and marketing commentators Mumbrella report similar findings to Rob Long (18 months later) in their article Has Dumb Ways to Die been effective?. They ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Affirming Chance

by Dr Rob Long
Affirming Chance My apologies for the perhaps heavy nature of the following blog but serves as a follow up to the previous on Innocence and Justice in Safety (https://www.safetyrisk.net/innocence-and-justice-in-safety/). So lets follow up the piece on Justice and innocence by a quote from Deleuze. Deleuze states: ‘To abolish chance by holding it in the grip of causality and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Innocence and Justice in Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Innocence and Justice in Safety Jung rightly names Safety as the archetype of innocence . Innocence is linked to the quest for justice and purity, zero harm. The ideology of zero harm endorses the archetype of the innocence-safety discourse, a sign of immaturity. The quest for perfection believes in the ultimate justice that perfection is attainable ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion

by Dr Rob Long
Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion It was Marx (The German Ideology) who said ‘as individuals express their life, so they are’. At the heart of this aphorism is the idea that what is normalized in a culture comprises what the culture is. One of the things that have become normalized in the culture ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Safety Worldview

by Dave Collins
The Safety Worldview A favourite word for Safety is ‘don’t’. The favourite word for safety is ‘hazards’. The ‘go to’ word for Safety is ‘controls’. It doesn’t take long in exposure to Safety to realize that the industry is not a profession but rather a deficit philosophy of don’ts, rather than do’s. It’s so easy to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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7 Incredible Ways To Diagnose Risk More Effectively

by Dave Collins
7 Incredible Ways To Diagnose Risk More Effectively Does taking 2 hours out of a persons day to complete safety paperwork make their job more unsafe by causing them to rush or possibly make them too overconfident and not entertain doubt or risk? Absolutely! Can Engineering or Law really figure out how to help people be more ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk

by Dr Rob Long
Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk + Free, Must Watch Video New book by Dr Rob Long, Greg Smith and Craig Ashhurst It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology of Risk - Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk. The book is ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety One of the best ways of learning safety is through scenarios. Scenarios are constructed to either replicate real situations to maximize perception of recognizable cues or, to enhance the imagination of possibilities. One of the greatest capabilities a safety person can have is a creative imagination. Most times when serious ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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