Dr Rob Long has posted many articles on the dangers of zero harm here. This is perhaps the heaviest argument he has ever written against zero – WARNING: Some traditional safety people may be offended or find themselves performing some complex mental gymnastics! Incrementalism, Catastrophism and … [Read more...] about Incrementalism, Catastrophism and All That’s In-between
Read the AIHS Promo here: AIHS promo In the good tradition of insane propositions from Safety sponsored by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS), we have the clanger for all seasons - Humans are a ‘hazard’. Just think critically about this proposition (which Safety never does) and … [Read more...] about The Enemy of Safety – Humans
The AIHS Bok on Causation commences with the following: ‘If safety management is effective, then there should be an absence of accidents. Conversely, if accidents are occurring then effective safety management must be absent’ (p.1). The assumptions in these statements are of course not declared in … [Read more...] about Causation Concoctions
Process or Outcome? Latest by Greg Smith on his blog: MY SAFETY THOUGHTS Today I was reading a LinkedIn post lamenting the state of health and safety management, evidenced by too many “safety stickers” on a piece of machinery. A commenter noted that the situation was “absolute madness“, which … [Read more...] about Process or Outcome?
The De-Ethicization of the Object in Safety It’s obvious that objects attack people. When anything happens in an industry, the first response is to ban the object. That naughty object jumped out from nowhere and attacked me. So, it’s because objects attack people that we need to register as many … [Read more...] about The De-Ethicization of the Object in Safety
GM Throws Out the Safety Metrics An interesting article below by EHS Today on some big statements made by GM's Senior Manager for Health and Safety that they are to begin “throwing out the safety metrics”. You will see that their focus is still on counting, measuring and controlling hazards - only … [Read more...] about General Motors Stops Using Safety Metrics
What is Your Risk iCue? When we think of the concept of intelligence we often think of a person’s IQ. The idea of an Intelligence Quotient is not reliable and only tests certain selected forms of literacy constrained by cultural biases. For example: the early settlers in Australia deemed that the … [Read more...] about What is Your Risk iCue?
The Power of Pyramids: How Using Outmoded Thinking about Hazards Can Be Deadly I really enjoyed this recent blog by Phil LaDuke. It's understood by modern, thinking safety people that most injuries are not caused by unsafe acts and that reducing the frequency of injuries will not automatically … [Read more...] about The Power of Pyramids
How Will Your Job Kill You? Exclusive by Phil La Duke. Check out his blog: http://philladuke.wordpress.com/ If you die in on the job, statistically, it will be in a way that you probably don’t worry to much about. When it comes to safety, most of us exercise the most care protecting ourselves from … [Read more...] about How Will Your Job Kill You
Safety Ebook–Drilling Down Into Hazards and Risk - Low Probability/High Consequence (LPHC) Latest free Safety Ebook by Peter Ribbe. Peter’s Ebooks have proven very popular for their conciseness and practicality – DOWNLOAD PETER’S OTHER FREE SAFETY EBOOKS FROM HERE DOWNLOAD HERE: [download … [Read more...] about Safety Ebook–Drilling Down Into Hazards and Risk