A Poetic Worldview

Someone asked me the other day what was the opposite of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). An interesting question because it begs a binary answer. One might think the opposite of STEM is the Arts and Humanities but I don’t think that really captures the difference enough. When ones worldview is shaped by yearning …

When Only More Guilt Will Do

I Chose to Look The Other Way - When Only More Guilt Will Do The idea that I am my brother’s keeper (https://safetyrisk.net/safety-as-a-patriarchal-activity/) is a psychological attachment infused in the theology of safety. How interesting that safety is apparently a ‘choice I make’ yet the theology of safety makes me responsible for your choices??? This …

FOR THE LOVE OF ZERO, THE SAFETY GOAL WAS LOST

FOR THE LOVE OF ZERO, THE SAFETY GOAL WAS LOST DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK FREE HERE: https://safetyrisk.net/for-the-love-of-zero-now-free-to-download/  This was one of the entries, sent in by Cip Corva, for our recent “For The Love of Zero Contest”.  I thought it was brilliant and worthy of its own post (if safety is zero harm then love is just …

The Plan – Corporate Reality Check

The Corporate Plan and How $#it Happens Republished from a long time ago by request Everyone says that cultural change must start at the top. Does it?. Just found this classic old poem in the archives.  Explains, better than I could, why corporate initiatives (like safety or cultural improvements) are not always best led from …

No Choice, No Say

No Choice, No Say One of the great loves of Dumb Down Safety is guilt, binary attribution and projection of deficit views of risk and safety. Unless the curriculum of WHS moves ahead in transdisciplinary way (https://safetyrisk.net/isnt-it-time-we-reformed-the-whs-curriculum/ ), it is not likely that much will change. There is no better example of the binary Safety …