Just Toolbox it! ‘Just Toolbox it!’ How often have you heard this term in risk and safety? It seems to be the key way we address safety concerns including incidents, hazards, a ‘safety alert’ or a ‘safety share’ As the name suggests, the ‘Toolbox Talk’ (also known as the ‘pre-start chat’, the … [Read more...] about Just Toolbox it!
What Are You Trying to Say? One of the Advanced modules we run in CLLR (https://cllr.com.au/register-to-study/) is on the nature of semantics, semiosis, linguistics and the creation of meaning. This Advanced Linguistics module addresses the primary question: what are you trying to say? Most of the … [Read more...] about What Are You Trying to Say?
How to use signs, symbols and text effectively in communicating about risk The power of symbols and signs to communicate to the subconscious was first systematised by Goebells in 1937. The power and effect of these symbols and signs to create identity and belonging was captured systematically by … [Read more...] about How to use signs, symbols and text effectively in communicating about risk
EGO is not a dirty word Written by Drewie/Hard Hat Mentor Hi team, I trust you are having a great day thus far. If not perhaps clicking on the video at the end of this post may inspire you to have a little ‘happy moment’ and dance, even if on the inside. Due to the title I could not help but to … [Read more...] about EGO is not a dirty word
The Risk of Getting Newspaper Headlines Wrong It must be a lot more fun writing Newspaper Headlines than Safety Slogans in order to get people’s attention to an important issue – and just as easy to get very wrong? Thanks to Sheri Suckling for pointing these out – a great way to start the week. I … [Read more...] about The Risk of Getting Newspaper Headlines Wrong
Article co-authored by Rob Sams from Dolphyn and published here by Resilium How to communicate about safety – the art of humble enquiry Improving safety can be a tough job. According to Dave Collins of Riskex, the key to driving ownership is to start conversations rather than set rules. Workplace … [Read more...] about How to communicate about safety – the art of humble enquiry
Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good? Safety slogans and safety signs still seem to be one of the most popular forms of communication in the workplace. Those two search terms bring more traffic to this blog than most others combined? There are many articles on this blog about slogans, signs … [Read more...] about Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?
Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk Wikipedia describes Experiential learning as: the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing" You will see this classic quote many times throughout this blog: “How can I … [Read more...] about Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk
Pass the Salt Lots of talk here lately about the value of conversation. Classic video sent to me by John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca … [Read more...] about Pass the Salt
Introducing our newest Awesome Author, Sheri Suckling. Sheri provides some practical advice on the most common Safety Practitioner excuse – ENJOY! How Can I Get the Boss to Listen? By Sheri Suckling I often hear safety practitioners complaining that the boss just doesn’t seem to listen. But … [Read more...] about How Can I Get the Boss to Listen?