In the long tradition of valuing incompetence in Safety, we have this kind of stuff (Macmahon names "The Hulk" as mental health ambassador) () parading about as if it is of some value. I know let’s study culture and ask a chemical engineer!!! Of course, incompetence on culture (what we do … [Read more...] about Playing With Mental Health in Safety is Dangerous
Thinking About Harm A new perspective on the concept of harm with 10 tips at the end that should help bring some sense back into the engagement with risk. Quote: So, what zero harm really means is selective reporting on definitions of harm the company counts. If we eliminate the definitions of … [Read more...] about Thinking About Harm
Mental Health, Risk and Safety - Part 2 Part 2 of one of the most popular articles we have ever published, by Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions. and author of the book “Real Risk” In the previous blog (Mental Health, Risk and Safety Part 1) I discussed the invisibility of mental health in risk … [Read more...] about Mental Health, Risk and Safety – Part 2
John Toomey ( https://safetyrisk.net/author/john-toomey/) has long had a passion for helping to improve FIFO Cultures to prevent mental health problems and has decided to write a book on the subject. As part of the project, he has created a 35 question, anonymous survey. He wants to circulate it far … [Read more...] about FIFO Culture Survey
FIFO Chat Group In Mandurah, WA - 21st September Having so many conversations lately with FIFO peeps who are suffering in this downturn, who despite their best efforts just cannot find work. It is a tough market out there at the minute. If it is doin’ your head in, grinding your … [Read more...] about Downturn Doin’ Your Head In? Let’s Chat….
A great, positive story by Drewie (Hard Hat Mentor) that will resonate with many, particularly FIFO workers. It’s a longer piece but well worth a read to the end where Drewie provides some awesome advice, from her own experience, on appreciating all the good people, moments and things in our lives … [Read more...] about Once Upon A Time – In A Faraway FIFO Land……
Introducing our latest Awesome Author Dionne (Drewie) Drew – The "Hard Hat Mentor''. Drewie has spent over 25 years working FIFO swings and wrote this poem recently when social media comments on almost every forum were so toxic and mean during a time when the FIFO suicides were all over the news: … [Read more...] about FIFO Life Poem
You know you've been 'on site' for weeks (years) when....... Really cool post by (Drewie) Dionne Drew - Client Relationship Manager. Senior Safety Coach. Leadership/Safety Performance Consultant. First published HERE on LinkedIn Change of pace for me here, keeping it light-hearted, though on re … [Read more...] about You know you’ve been ‘on site’ for weeks (years) when…….
Could Zero Harm be Unlawful Although 2 days ago I committed to the goal of zero zero harm articles I could not let this can of worms sit unopened on the shelf! If this doesn't create a little cognitive dissonance in the zero proponents then nothing will! This feast for thought was just published … [Read more...] about Could Zero Harm be Unlawful?
Surely this cannot be serious This photo of a hi-viz wheelbarrow, complete with safety flag, was taken recently at an Australian Mining site. This photo is going straight to our This Toaster Is Hot page. Surely it can’t be serious or it would also have had a flashing light, two-way radio, VMS … [Read more...] about Surely this cannot be serious?