No Hope for Safety

No Hope for Safety One of the fascinating things about culture in safety is an extraordinary satisfaction with a lack of definition and a phenomenal acceptance of assumptions about critical issues. For example, you won’t find discussion anywhere in safety about the nature of Hope, nor the nature of Faith for that matter. This is …

If you truly believe in zero it will happen

If you truly believe in zero it will happen - Safety as Faith Healing Guest post by Dr Rob Long  The logic of faith healing is quite simple: believe in something and if you truly believe and believe enough it will happen. If it doesn’t happen then you don’t believe enough - a wonderful get …

Predictably Arational, Safety as a Superstition

Predictably Arational, Safety as a Superstition One of the most annoying things about Daniel Ariely's book Predictably Irrational is that it allows risk and safety people to dismiss aspects of human decision making as stupid when they are not. The framing of the word ‘irrational’ is simply unhelpful. The hidden forces that govern our decisions …

What’s Faith Got To Do With Safety

What’s Faith Got To Do With Safety Guest Post by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com Risk is all about uncertainty, and uncertainty is one of the things that characterises what it is to be human. There is little in human living that is certainly predictable, there is little that is absolutely certain, this is the …