Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead?

Why Do Anything About Injuries When You Can Pretend to Take Action Instead? by  Phil La Duke. First published on his blog HERE Safety is not a humanitarian effort. We all know the story of the days of yore when the loss of life—from building the pyramids to building the Brooklyn Bridge—was just the cost …

Heinrich’s Propaganda

Guest post by one of the USA based students in The Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR) online program https://cllr.com.au/online-courses-overseas-students/ Heinrich’s Propaganda Virtually everyone that works in the safety industry has seen and is familiar with “The Hienrich pyramid”. The pyramid, and its underlying ideology, permeates virtually every employer’s health and safety program. …

10 New Safety Axioms For The 21st Century

Time to Lose the Illogical Chants and Support New Evidence-Based Safety Axioms Excellent article by Alan Quilley recently posted HERE We’re quickly approaching 2016, almost 90 years after Heinrich created some axioms about safety that have mostly proven themselves to be false or needing some serious alteration. So let’s start 2016 with some reality based …

Incrementalism, Catastrophism and All That’s In-between

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 All That’s In-between One of the continuing assumptions of …