The Non-Science of Safety Science

The Non-Science of Safety Science By Dr Rob Long We seem to throw words about in the safety community like hoop-la at a school fete.  This not only applies to the use of the word ‘culture’ but also to destructive terminology that undermines the sensibility of understanding risk.  Expressions like ‘common sense’, ‘can do’, ‘zero …

The Priming of ‘Can Do’ and the Language of Influence

The Priming of ‘Can Do’ and the Language of Influence Latest article by Dr Robert Long for the thinkers amongst us – The language of ‘can-do’ and ‘get the job done’ is viewed by some as good for the workplace. Nothing could be worse. The nonsense language of ‘can-do’, ‘get the job done’, ‘zero harm’ …