The NSCA Foundation

I had a good chat today with Jamie Burrage, CEO of NSCA Foundation. Readers of this blog may have gathered that we aren’t big fans of very many Safety Organisations. However, I was impressed by the vision Jamie has for the NSCA Foundation and I encourage you to check out their website and learn a …

A Question of Ethics

A Question of Ethics An ethic is a moral system. When one declares an ethical position, one is making a statement about how a moral position is systematized. The fact that Safety pays little attention to ethics, doesn’t study ethics in its curriculum and confuses moral and ethical definition is an indictment of the industry …

80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots

80% of Safety Practitioners Are Idiots by Phil La Duke. First published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/80-of-safety-practitioners-are-idiots/  Startling title; nasty, mean, condescending and just plain unfair.  It’s not right, it’s not fair,  it’s not just.  So how does it feel? Because as long as we perpetuate the 80% of all injuries are caused by employee behaviors we say …

How Many Safety People Know What Schadenfreude Means?

How Many Safety People Know What Schadenfreude Means? From the Oxford Dictionary: NOUN Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. ‘a business that thrives on Schadenfreude’ ‘a frisson of Schadenfreude’ Origin: German Schadenfreude, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy’. If you waste any time on LinkedIn then you would realise that the posts that …

Bedwetters Anonymous

Bedwetters Anonymous All professions are conspiracies against the laity George Bernard Shaw 1 The recent resources boom across Australasia involved construction of major gas projects throughout Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. This created an unprecedented demand for the provision of health and safety advisors, who were also required throughout the mining …