How to use signs, symbols and text effectively in communicating about risk

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 the Nazis in what has been known …

The Risk of Getting Newspaper Headlines Wrong

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. …

How to communicate about safety – the art of humble enquiry

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 health and safety (WHS) managers …

Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?

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 and semiotics (I’ve …