Is Safety a Choice You Make? One of the things safety seems good at doing is developing illogical slogans and sayings. Some examples are: ‘all accidents are preventable’ and ‘safety is no accident’. The trouble is what we say affects the thinking of others and sets cultural agenda. Half of this … [Read more...] about Is Safety a Choice You Make?
The Certainty of Uncertainty I have written recently on the nature of uncertainty (https://safetyrisk.net/radical-uncertainty/) and its relationship to risk. I have also written about a psychosis that accompanies the fear of uncertainty … [Read more...] about The Certainty of Uncertainty
We know from child development that everything that is learned by doing becomes committed to body memory. From as young as three months children commit actions to muscle memory and this makes actions fast and efficient. When an action becomes a ritual, repetitive, routine and habitual, consciousness … [Read more...] about Why Safety Isn’t a Choice You Make
The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion The simplistic worldview about choice plagues the safety industry into the nonsense slogan ‘safety is a choice you make’. The delusion centres around an inability to consider the complexity of life and the many things one has no choice about. The only way one … [Read more...] about The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion
No Choice, No Say One of the great loves of Dumb Down Safety is guilt, binary attribution and projection of deficit views of risk and safety. Unless the curriculum of WHS moves ahead in transdisciplinary way (https://safetyrisk.net/isnt-it-time-we-reformed-the-whs-curriculum/ ), it is not likely … [Read more...] about No Choice, No Say
Who is Responsible? This is the question that consumes safety and it most often leads to blame, finding fault and superiority. This is evident in the language of the ‘safety is a choice’ discourse ( Safety Is Not Just a Choice , Safety Is a Choice You Make). The reality is that life is random, … [Read more...] about Who is Responsible?
Introducing our latest awesome Author: James Ellis from The Framework Group Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War? Every day we make decisions based on insufficient information, informed by our biases and shortcuts, which ironically, we’re also ignorant to. Even in the … [Read more...] about Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War?
Safety is not Just a Choice Guest post by Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions The trouble with simplistic approaches to the complexities of human decision making and risk is the fictional projection of good, attributed to outcomes. The idea that ‘safety is a choice’ is absolute nonsense, how … [Read more...] about Safety is not Just a Choice