Passionately Unethical About Safety

Passionately Unethical About Safety ‘I’m a Bully for Safety’ the T-shirt read, ‘Get some Thug into Ya, for Safety!’ It seems you can present any nonsense in safety as long as it’s justified by passion. And don’t criticise anything because the person projecting the metaphor or symbol is passionate about it. It seems everything in …

A Professional Ethic of Risk

A Professional Ethic of Risk My daughter who is completing a degree in Paramedics has spent all of the last semester tackling the challenges of ethics in medical practice. One of her assignments was based on a case study where: welfare of the patient, institutional interests, self-interest, community, a code of ethics and moral agency …

Right and Wrong in Safety

Right and Wrong in Safety Safety is fundamentally a moral and ethical activity. Any desire for a ‘good’ or a virtue, necessitates an ethic. Unfortunately, even in how Safety shapes its own identity it doesn’t know nor consciously articulate an ethic. Even the brand of ‘professional’ demands an ethic. (It ought be remembered too that …