Ha ha, you lost your best friend, how funny!You got your leg cut off, ha ha!You lost your job because you were not compliant! Ha ha!You got sacked because of zero! Ha ha!Ha ha, the safety cop is on the beat, watch out!None of this is humorous or funny.Laughing at misfortune, harm or death, is rarely … [Read more...] about What’s Funny About Safety?
Test Your Reaction Times Not sure whether to thank Sheri Suckling for sending me this or not? It has occupied far too much of my time today. Sheri suggests that perhaps something like this could be developed to be used for testing cognitive functioning and fitness for work……? It is the closest … [Read more...] about Test Your Reaction Times
See also: Culture Silences in Safety – Semiotics It is unfortunate that some of organisations below didn't have a better understanding of semiotics when they were in the process of designing their corporate logos – scroll down to see the result but a WARNING – some may be offended, but most will … [Read more...] about Semiotics and Corporate Logo Fails
Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips - The Hierarchy Of Hazard Control Barry Spud tells: “The Hierarchy of Hazard Control (I call it the “HOHC”) is the one of the main weapons, in the Safety Crusader’s arsenal, in the war on lost time injuries. It takes a certifiable Safety Expert like myself to know … [Read more...] about Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips
We’ve all seen the pithy statements on wallpaper all over the major retailer’s premises (see below) and advertisements telling us that our safety is their no1 priority and that they are now following strict hygiene protocols (not sure what they were doing before this?). Well, today, The Shovel … [Read more...] about Real Zero Harm
Safety in a Vacuum This photo was sent to me this morning. Spare a thought for this poor sucker - having to wear this ridiculous warning on his back! I guess getting injured by a vacuum cleaner would really suck? I wonder how much training he had to have before he was allowed to be in control of … [Read more...] about Safety in a Vacuum
Forking Safety It’s not that often that Safework can give you a chuckle, most times what circulates is more a recipe for acute depression. However, this time a laugh is warranted … [Read more...] about Forking Safety
Safety Makes It So Easy to Fool People I wish I had thought of this! In what most would expect to see on April Fools Day, this sign went up on Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia on 26th January (Australia Day – which is probably just as appropriate as there are still some subversive wags left in this … [Read more...] about Safety Makes It So Easy to Fool People
Signs On a Church Refurbishment Site Spotted these signs on the fence of a Church refurbishment project today. When I saw the irony (is that what you would call it?), I laughed until I stopped…… … [Read more...] about Safety Works in Mysterious Ways….