Letting Go of Safety, Differently

Letting Go of Safety, Differently Criticisms  of the work of Robert Long and the Social Psychology of Risk (and “Safety Differently”), by people obviously frustrated with orthodox safety (Safety 1), include that it is: too “fluffy”; too academic; doesn't come with a step by step instruction manual or checklist on how to implement it; and, …

Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety?

Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety? There are many people working in Safety who seek a ‘different’ way of engaging with others, and rightly so. The current policing and patrolling approaches adopted by many, seem to be doing little to support people in how they tackle the challenges of risk. Some …

Safety Differently–The Movie

Safety Differently–The Movie My perception of 'Safety Differently' is that it involves a systematic approach to humanising overly bureaucratic systems – I just cant see how it can be radically different whilst it’s still called 'safety' and all that that word conjures up in our minds? Calling in leadership or learning or risk or well-being …

THE DERELICTION OF BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY

An interesting article by Sydney Dekker, first published here by SafetyDifferently THE ORIGINAL HEARTS AND MINDS CAMPAIGN, AND THE DERELICTION OF BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY In 1960, shortly after his election, President Kennedy asked Robert McNamara to become secretary of defense in his new cabinet. McNamara, known as a star and a whiz-kid, had been president of …

HSE Trip Down Memory Lane

HSE Trip Down Memory Lane by Ken R. Roberts – First published here The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was described as "a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation" by HSE's first Director General, John Locke. It was the beginning of the 'punitive' era. In other words government started getting fair dinkum …