Essential Elements for a Safety Strategy The place to start with any strategy is with ethos. Unless one knows the driving philosophy of the people and organisation (ontology), it is likely any strategy will just be much more than a pragmatic quest for more of the same. BTW, most strategies and … [Read more...] about Essential Elements for a Safety Strategy
Who Leads the Way in Safety? One’s ethos is a vocational methodology, one’s driving meaning and purpose in being. It is from one’s ethos that we develop a method or ethic. An ethic is essentially the systematic construct of what one believes about life, being and personhood. For example: If one … [Read more...] about Who Leads the Way in Safety?
Podcast – Ethos and Ethics in Risk In this podcast, Dr. Rob Long and Nippin discuss how your ethos (worldview-methodology) directs your ethic (moral system) as all methods in risk and safety evidence an underlying worldview (ethos). Such matters are rarely discussed in the safety industry. Indeed, … [Read more...] about Podcast – Ethos and Ethics in Risk
It is considered foundational in the study of Ethics to explore the work of Aristotle . Aristotelian Ethics has a focus on the nature of ‘character’ and virtue. The word ‘ethic’ comes from the Greek ‘ethos’ meaning character, linked to actions in society and culture. The purpose of an ethos is to … [Read more...] about What is Your Safety Ethos?
The Zero Harm Ethos Guest post by Peter Ribbe I have long been involved with safety; as such my aim is the prevention of workers harming themselves, with emphasis on the word aim. Unfortunately it does not always work out, having an aim or goal, is a healthy aspiration in any job. I have for … [Read more...] about The Zero Harm Ethos