What is the Human Body for in Safety? The body-mind problem (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/mind-body-problem ) ought to be a concern for anyone interested in how organisations … [Read more...] about What is the Human Body for in Safety?
Practice, Repetition, Habit, Routine, Ritual and Decision Making in Risk Most decisions made by people are unconscious. The idea that decision making is brain activity between individuals is simply … [Read more...] about Practice, Repetition, Habit, Routine, Ritual and Decision Making in Risk
Bow-Tie BS The Bow-Tie has been celebrated for years in risk and safety as if it is a good model for risk analysis. Nothing could be further from reality. I couldn’t think of a worse model for … [Read more...] about Bow-Tie BS
How Workers Really Make Decisions Latest video by Dr Rob Long as a follow up to his previous article: How Do Workers Make Decisions? Video Transcript (video below this): I’m asked many, many times … [Read more...] about How Workers Really Make Decisions
Right Then Children, Sit Up Straight and Take Some Safety I had a friend send a documented toolbox talk this week that was delivered to a site team in a tier 1 civil construction company and it was … [Read more...] about Right Then Children, Sit Up Straight and Take Some Safety
Brain-Centredness and Occular-Centredness in Risk Such a small amount of what we ‘see’ is processed through the eyes and brain indeed, this amounts to less than 5% of all ways in which we sense the … [Read more...] about Brain-Centredness and Occular-Centredness in Risk
Goals and Vision in Safety Safety is the industry of lower order goals (see Figure 1. Goal States). Safety functions under the false slogan ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure’. It chooses to … [Read more...] about Goals and Vision in Safety
There’s a man goin’ around taking names Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him? Anthony Burgess Most global corporate behemoths, especially American … [Read more...] about There’s a man goin’ around taking names
What is the Mind of Safety? What limits Safety in innovation, creativity, ideas and vision are the upshifting ideologies of behaviourism/positivism. Whatever slogans one is attracted to, checklists … [Read more...] about What is the Mind of Safety?
One of the delusions of Behaviourism is that guilt and punitive consequence are motivational. The opposite is the case. There is endless research to demonstrate that the assumptions of Behaviourism … [Read more...] about Motivation and de-Motivation in Safety