The recent comments by Jacob Rees-Mogg regarding the Grenfell Fire disaster highlight the nonsensical mythology of believing in common sense. Rees-Mogg like many use this mythology of common sense as an excuse for blaming. Indeed, the language of ‘common sense’ is one of the grand delusions of the … [Read more...] about Common Sense Non-Sense
The Dangers of Common Sense Language in Safety I have written previously as far back as 2015 about the dangers of common sense language: https://safetyrisk.net/non-common-sense-mythology/ https://safetyrisk.net/the-common-sense-fallacy/ … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Common Sense Language in Safety
Do the Right Thing, It’s Common Sense Wouldn’t it be easy and simple if risk was black and white and safety was as easy as ‘check your gut’ (AIHS BoK) and ‘do the right thing’ (Just Culture). Unfortunately, it’s not and talking about ‘common sense’ and other such useless language helps no … [Read more...] about Do the Right Thing, It’s Common Sense
In my various jobs that I have had throughout the years I found myself working for Woolworths, a major supermarket chain in Australia and New Zealand with various arms including Liquor, hotels, insurance and variety stores https://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/page/about-us/our-brands. Woolworths had a … [Read more...] about Common Sense is Remarkably Uncommon
Common Sense is Non Sense Latest article by Dr Rob Long following on from Phil LaDukes article: https://safetyrisk.net/the-greatest-threat-to-safety-might-be-your-safety-training/ I highly recommend Rob’s other Articles HERE and his new book: For The Love of Zero On Tuesday 12 March 2013, … [Read more...] about Common Sense is Non Sense
quotable quote: “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words but they dumb down culture and distract people from taking safety seriously”. All Injuries are … [Read more...] about All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings
Time to Lose the Illogical Chants and Support New Evidence-Based Safety Axioms Excellent article by Alan Quilley recently posted HERE We’re quickly approaching 2016, almost 90 years after Heinrich created some axioms about safety that have mostly proven themselves to be false or needing some … [Read more...] about 10 New Safety Axioms For The 21st Century
Is there “Common Sense” in safety? When an accident or incident occurs in a work place, one of the first things one hears are statements like, he has no common sense or he should have used his common sense, but really, what is meant by “Common Sense?” The Wikipedia states that the term “Common … [Read more...] about Is there “Common Sense” in safety?
What ISN’T Safety? If you think safety is zero harm then is love just zero hate? There is quite an active discussion happening on a LinkedIn Forum (The Safety EHS OHS Group) at the moment in response to the question “What is Safety...define safety in only 2 words”. SEE IT HERE. You will see that … [Read more...] about What ISN’T Safety?
Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense? They say that the repetition of something makes people confirm that it is true. Is the case with safety discourse? As this blog site looks at the power and rule of the empire of non-sense we might ask, what is ‘the force’? More and more I observe the … [Read more...] about Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense?