Psychometric Testing and Safety

Psychometric Testing and Safety by George Robotham from Having had some exposure to the area, some of the problems I see with psychometric testing include- There is often a big gap between the test and the real world of work. Behaviour is situational. Often in these tests you are given black and white scenarios …

Safety Justifies Anything and Everything

Safety Justifies Anything and Everything

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Once we have the safety moral high ground we can offend anyone, because we care about them? Once I have this moral high ground I can manipulate data for my own ends, I can police others, crusade and oppress others because, in the name of care, I must drive as hard as I can for the absolute goal of zero.

Depositphotos_8171991_xsIsn’t it strange how the quest for safety is used to justify all range of unethical practice. As long as we put the intention and words of safety in front of some practice or some idea, we are somehow allowed to bully, intimidate, manipulate, overpower and say anything offensive, as long as we speak the sacred unchallenged words of safety.

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Risk Psychometrics, Spin and Snake Oil

Risk Psychometrics, Spin and Snake Oil

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A great quote from the article:

So, let us name safety psychometrics for what it is. Safety psychometrics is workforce eugenics as if humans are not human, as if the absolute of zero is cause for absolute control of humans, as if risk is the enemy, as if fear is how we should live and as if learning and imagination are not required for the creation of safe workplaces. If one wants a human workforce, then robots won’t do.


Depositphotos_13949903_xsThe recent boom in sales marketing by companies promising to eliminate risk takers and unsafe people from the workforce shows that there is good money to be made from spin and safety snake oil. The problem is not only that claims made by these companies are founded on eugenic assumptions and pseudo science but more, such ideas are dangerous, non-creative and anti-learning.

There are several tests to assess the validity and presence of snake oil. Try these:

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Keep Your Head In the Game

Keep Your Head In the Game By Phil La Duke After all the hoopla in the U.S. about the dangers of texting while driving, a new study has found yet another reason that people drive like fools. In a study released by the Erie Insurance Group 10% of all crashes were caused by “distracted” driver, …

Safety Leadership Training

Safety Leadership Training Frustrated by the lack of quality training/studies currently available in the field of Safety Leadership and Risk Psychology, Dr Rob Long decided to set up his own Post Graduate Program. Having seen Rob in action, this promises to be a very enjoyable, enlightening and education few days! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: …