Who would have thought that 50 years ago that the quest to keep people safe could become a monster? Who would have thought that the idea of documenting decisions in risk could become a useless end in itself, that doesn’t ‘work’ (https://safetyrisk.net/proof-of-safety-is-not-through-paperwork/ )? Who … [Read more...] about Culture Silences in Safety – Trajectories
AIHS BoK Chapter on Ethics
Safety Silences in Culture – Personhood As we continue the theme of critical factors in culture that Safety is silent about (https://safetyrisk.net/category/safety-culture-silences/ ), we need to explore the silence by Safety on personhood. A discussion of personhood and the notion of a conscious … [Read more...] about Safety Silences in Culture – Personhood
Is Safety A Virtue Signal? I was in a bookshop the other day and saw this book The Babylon Bee Guide to Wokeness. What a crazy society and age we live in where caring for others, helping in the community and compassion for the less fortunate has become ‘woke’. The label and brand of ‘woke’ has now … [Read more...] about Is Safety A Virtue Signal?
Speaking Truth to Power and Safety Recently, two very brave young women delivered speeches at the National Press Club (https://youtu.be/YO8IQ_rVM8g). If you think these speeches were about ‘women issues’ or ‘sexism’ you would be wrong. The common theme of both speeches was speaking truth to power. … [Read more...] about Speaking Truth to Power and Safety
Interrogation by Another Name Effective response to events (investigation) is not about Technique, neither is humble enquiry about Technique (Technique is the ideology of efficiency – Ellul) or style of questions. The beginning and foundation for an effective response to any event is ethics. To do … [Read more...] about Interrogation by Another Name
Wearable Technology and Safety It is interesting to watch Safety grapple for new saviours, Techniques (Ellul) to get to zero. The latest in the ‘faith in technology’ discourse is wearable devices to give massive data and as we know, big data is also a new saviour. Didn’t you know, big data can now … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology and Safety