J.K. Rowling describes in her book Very Good Lives, her fear of failure as a young child. She recalls how such fear limits creativity, imagination and vision. She also talks about ‘the fringe benefits of failure’. In SPoR, we call this ‘the by-products and trade-offs of fallible decision … [Read more...] about Zero Harm and the Fear of Failure
Hazard Man Won’t Save You Article by Dr Rob Long about a new comic based safety campaign about to be launched in Schools. The reaction from my two teenage boys: “Huh? - that’s just stupid!” and “Geez, Nooo!” Watch the video below and you will see what I mean! Quote: It is amazing that the … [Read more...] about HAZARDMAN Won’t Save You
Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education Image Source As things continue to remain unchanged in the safety sphere safety people turn to the schooling system for the next bite at the cherry. Publication of injury statistics of young workers injured at work always seems to spark the … [Read more...] about Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education
Understanding Psychological Terminology and Applying it to Safety and Risk. More Detail Here: Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And SafetyAll professions (intentionally and unintentionally) create language, acronyms and discourse that create territory and challenges for understanding. This … [Read more...] about Understanding Psychological Terminology
The Shaping of SPoR Intelligence, Skills and Competence in Risk The next free module in SPoR will be run in September, you can register your interest here: https://safetyrisk.net/free-online-module-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk/ You can’t access knowledge you don’t have and neither … [Read more...] about The Shaping of SPoR Intelligence, Skills and Competence in Risk
Education in Safety I am on several discussion lists across a number of disciplines and one such list in Education surfaced this week about what readings were considered essential for First Year Education students. The group is populated mostly by experienced teachers and a few academics. The … [Read more...] about Education in Safety
Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education. Great short article by Keith McCabe – a Member of our Brisbane Thinking Group (See: What is a Thinking Group?), First published this on LinkedIn. With enough support from readers we may be able to convince him to become one of our Awesome Authors and not … [Read more...] about Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education.
Education for OHS people A Safety Reflection by the late George Robotham One of the features that distinguishes adult education from the education of young people is the fact adults have a rich data bank of experience to draw from, they tend to discount any education input that conflicts with this … [Read more...] about Education for OHS people