Safety Cries Wolf! Why is Safety so easily sucked into the practice of creating fear? It must be challenging to constantly talk of ‘care’ while at the same time acting in a way that induces anxiety. How does Safety manage this contradiction? How does it cope with the tension? Does Safety understand … [Read more...] about Safety Cries Wolf!
The recent run on toilet paper by Australians in fear and panic of the coronavirus serves as a wonderful semiotic for understanding human decision making. We could call this the ‘Dunny paper Effect’. You can see here shoppers rushing for toilet paper stocks in Woolworths: … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and the Dunny Paper Effect
The Anxiety of Safety Guest Post By Nicole Barrett - First published here For over 15 years I’ve been on projects designed to assess and improve culture. I’ve collated data from over 6000 surveys, 700 interviews and 100’s of focus groups in the energy, construction, aviation and oil and gas … [Read more...] about The Anxiety of Safety
Promoting Dumb, Anxiety and Harm in the Name of Good The by-products of not being educated in the challenges of ethics and ideology in safety training are many (https://safetyrisk.net/isnt-it-time-we-reformed-the-whs-curriculum/). The first by-product is the development of policy by naivety and … [Read more...] about Promoting Dumb, Anxiety and Harm in the Name of Good
“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.” - Nelson Mandela. Another great article by Dr Robert Long to stir the pot! – If you liked this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE. Thanks to James Parkinson from www.safety-consultant.com.au for … [Read more...] about Anxiety and Fear Professionals