FIFO Culture Survey

John Toomey ( https://safetyrisk.net/author/john-toomey/) has long had a passion for helping to improve FIFO Cultures to prevent mental health problems and has decided to write a book on the subject. As part of the project, he has created a 35 question, anonymous survey. He wants to circulate it far and wide to get as many …

The Compliance Conundrum

  The challenge of compliance is also a challenge to critical thinking, this is one of the many paradoxes in risk and safety. When we comply or an organization seeks compliance this is all well and good only while things stay the same. When things change and adaptability is required to keep safe, then compliance …

I Have the Power, I’m a Safety Hero

I Have the Power, I’m a Safety Hero I try to avoid attending safety conferences as much as I can as I find them depressing and lacking vision. Each time I am compelled to go I am never surprised by the kind of delusional stuff believed by the industry. The worst is the myth of …

Culture About Much More Than Structure

Culture About Much More Than Structure One’s assumptions about what defines culture limits or expands culture itself. One thing is for sure, culture is about much more than organizational structures and systems. Indeed, culture is such a wicked problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_problem) that defining culture structurally or systemically creates far more problems than it solves. Organisational structures …

Risk Culture and Cultural Risk

Risk Culture and Cultural Risk When the risk and safety industry defines culture it doesn’t consider critical aspects of culture. The most common definition is that culture is ‘what we do around here’ which fits in nicely with the behaviourist-cognitivist worldview that dominates the sector. So people in the risk industry role up to training …