Understanding Harm Minimization

Understanding Harm Minimization As much as Safety might wish it, the real world is not binary black and white. Sometimes the most caring thing to do in a fallible world with fallible people is simply keep harm to a minimum. Harm minimization is the course of action that puts care at the centre of intelligent …

No Zero – A Bitter Pill to Swallow

No Zero - A Bitter Pill to Swallow Despite all the nonsense speak of ‘zero tolerance’ and ‘war on drugs’ it is clear that such strategies cost a fortune and don’t work. Here are some reasons why: · http://www.doctusproject.com/2018/10/14/why-the-war-on-drugs-isnt-stopping-deaths-at-music-festivals/ · https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2018/May/The_pros_and_cons_of_pill_testing The zero tolerance approach is based on a set of binary absolutes as if: …

Safety Professionals–The Piggy in The Middle?

Anyone for a game of Piggy in the Middle….? Republished by request - Check out the new book by Rob Sams Piggy in the Middle, do you remember playing that game when you were a kid? You know, the one where you stand in the middle of a group of friends who continually throw a ball …

Driver Fatigue Management

Driver Fatigue Management Guest post by George Robotham from www.ohschange.com.au Introduction Driver fatigue is a major problem in Australia with often incredible distances to be driven. It is made worse when people drive long distances during holiday periods. Drive in –drive out employment in the resources industry is a particular area of concern. People completing …

The Increasing Demand for Drug and Alcohol Testing on the Work Site

The Increasing Demand for Drug and Alcohol Testing on the Work Site Guest Post Work safety is becoming a big concern for the construction industry. Construction firms take a number of steps for providing workers with a safe and healthy work environment, but most firms ignore random drug and alcohol tests. Employee turnover is pretty …