Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead?

Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead? by  Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE Safety is not a humanitarian effort. We all know the story of the days of yore when the loss of life—from building the pyramids to building the Brooklyn Bridge—was just the cost …

The Curse of Behaviourism

The Curse of Behaviourism One of the greatest curses inflicted on the industry of safety is the toxicity of behaviourism. Behaviourism is that 1940s ideology that constructed the human being as machine, as the sum of inputs and outputs. Nothing could be further from reality. Behaviourism constructs a false world that views humans as objects …

The Perceptions of Safety

The Perceptions of Safety Alan Quilley recently posted an interesting point on LinkedIn (perhaps wasted on that forum) – he posed the question (accompanied by the image above): “So do you think human behaviour is both predictable and observable? If so how do we use that knowledge to help people in our lives manage risk?” …

THE DERELICTION OF BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY

An interesting article by Sydney Dekker, first published here by SafetyDifferently THE ORIGINAL HEARTS AND MINDS CAMPAIGN, AND THE DERELICTION OF BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY In 1960, shortly after his election, President Kennedy asked Robert McNamara to become secretary of defense in his new cabinet. McNamara, known as a star and a whiz-kid, had been president of …

The Emperor has no Clothes – Beyond Behaviour-Based Safety

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A great, resurrected article by Clive Lloyd who says: Almost two years since I shared this piece, and I'm quite heartened by how things have changed in the "safety" space during that time. A movement towards Care rather than compliance, and trust-building rather than fear-based approaches seems to be evident. Thanks to the pioneering work …