One of the favourite pastimes of Safety is parading ignorance as expertise. We see this constantly with engineers writing on culture and psychosocial health. We even get Safety running programs on learning that have nothing to do with learning nor education. Ah, this is the Safety Way. I was … [Read more...] about You Can Fool Someone Some of the Time but, You Can Fool Safety All of the Time
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Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips - The Hierarchy Of Hazard Control Barry Spud tells: “The Hierarchy of Hazard Control (I call it the “HOHC”) is the one of the main weapons, in the Safety Crusader’s arsenal, in the war on lost time injuries. It takes a certifiable Safety Expert like myself to know … [Read more...] about Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips
Censorship and Taboos in Safety One of the interesting things we do in SPoR workshops is an audit of language, just a simple psychoanalysis of words associated with a key word. For example, ask any group what they associate with the language of ‘safety’ and the responses are dominated by: controls, … [Read more...] about Censorship and Taboos in Safety
Safety Crusaders the world over are congratulating each other, and feeling very relevant for finding a way to adapt their favourite, overly simplistic model to controlling the spread of Covid-19. As we all know, “The primary cause of incidents is unsafe behaviour” – just what we need to hear during … [Read more...] about Covid-19 and the Hierarchy of Control
Why Is The Hierarchy Of Control So Ineffective Time to commit ‘Safety Sacrilege’! Where would Safety be without it’s Sexy Curves and Pyramids? See also: Risk and Safety Matrices and the Psychology of Colour For most, safety is about controlling hazards and the tool of choice is the Hierarchy of … [Read more...] about Why Is The Hierarchy Of Control So Ineffective?
Hierarchy of Controls versus Haddon’s 10 Countermeasures Article by George Robotham - B.Ed. (Adult & Workplace Ed.), Grad. Cert. Management of Organisational Change, Grad. Dip. Occupational Hazard Management. The traditional wisdom when developing hazard controls is to apply the Hierarchy of … [Read more...] about Hierarchy of Controls versus Haddon’s 10 Countermeasures