Thinking Outside the Safety Bubble

Thinking Outside the Safety Bubble It is good to read that someone recognizes the ‘safety bubble’, OHS Thoughts Trapped In The Bubble = thanks Kevin. The metaphor of a ‘bubble’ conveys the idea of an insular, self-absorbed environment that is inflated by delusion. Image Source (I must get one of these, ED) So, is the …

Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety

Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety I receive emails every week from safety people who thank me for being ‘provocative’ and helping them learn. However, being provocative is not something I set out to do. I don’t sit down and think, ‘now how can I present some contrary view’. Indeed, when one stands in …

Overcoming Safety Indoctrination

Overcoming Safety Indoctrination When I do training, so much of the first day is about unlearning much of the safety mis-education that has been fed to safety people by curricula that is simply nonsense. It is amazing how people are so sponge-like and lacking critical thinking in the safety sphere. No wonder when the ideology …

Embracing Diversity & Critical Thinking to Help us ‘Create’?

Embracing Diversity & Critical Thinking to Help us ‘Create’? I’ve been invited to facilitate a discussion next week with a group of people who are keen to learn more about being innovative and creative in their work. Specifically, the group is interested in the roles that diversity and critical thinking play when generating ideas. In …

Tape Down Those Leads

Tape Down Those Leads One of the things that is curiously entertaining in safety is a lack of proportionality and critical thinking. I often present in facilities where arrangements have not been considered for how workshops are presented, including: lighting, power leads, power points, desks, tables and ventilation just to name a few factors. But …