What is Critical Thinking in Safety? Everyone thinks but not all think critically…. There are countless books out there on supposed ‘critical thinking skills’ but many are not about critical … [Read more...] about What is Critical Thinking in Safety?
Critical Theory, Critical Thinking and Safety I have written before about the need for greater levels of critical thinking, discernment (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/real-risk/ ) and … [Read more...] about Critical Theory, Critical Thinking and Safety
Memorials and Monuments, A Lesson in What is NOT Said One of the essential skills in critical thinking is being able to ask critical questions. Questions such as: what can I NOT see? What is NOT … [Read more...] about Memorials and Monuments, A Lesson in What is NOT Said
The research shows that people are most gullible when: 1. What is presented to them is the first they have heard it 2. The source seems authoritative 3. The ideas seem logical, simple, binary and … [Read more...] about The Strange Challenge of Unlearning in Safety
One of the rewards of ‘dumb down’in post social media age is the rewarding of ignorance, conspiracy theories, armchair experts and lunacy. Amazing what one can learn on the back of a postage stamp. … [Read more...] about Paying the Price for the Pooling of Ignorance
The moment one invokes that special word ‘safety’ it seems all critical thinking ends. You can’t criticize safety what, don’t you want people to be safe? If you want to cut off criticism and … [Read more...] about The Need for Critical Thinking in Safety
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 … [Read more...] about Thinking Outside the Safety Bubble
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 … [Read more...] about Wisdom, Discernment and an Ethic of Safety