The Mythic Symbology of Safety

The Mythic Symbology of Safety One of the strange contradictions in the world of safety is between the positivist materialist paradigm that dominates the WHS curriculum/texts and the mythic symbology that dominates safety discourse about the activity of enacting safe-work. How strange that one should use language and images associated with the mythology of Greek …

Everyday safety

Everyday safety I wrote recently about bells and whistles in safety (https://safetyrisk.net/bells-and-whistles-and-due-diligence/) and how easily Safety is seduced into some delusional campaign of heroes and nirvana. One of the core messages of safety ought to be that there is not utopia and no nirvana. The quest for infallibility is a religious dream. We don’t need …

The Hero Myth in Modern Management

A terrific essay by one of my fellow Students undertaking Graduate Certificate in The Psychology of Risk at ACU – published with permission What is the ‘Hero Myth’? How is this Evident in Modern Management and Leadership Discourse? Unit 2 Essay – Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk, Australian Catholic University. Lecturer: Dr Robert …