Even when Safety attempts to discuss humanizing it does so through the lens of Technique (Ellul). The focus is rarely on persons but rather the safety program and safety outcomes. What a shame that when Safety endeavours to do something it can’t imagine outside of its own safety box! A good … [Read more...] about 7 Traits of a Safety-Focused Safety Leader – NOT!
Any review of the discourse in orthodox safety reveals the omission of many words, language and discourse that are critical for an holistic understanding of safety. Just trawl through conference proceedings for the SIA or blogs or podcasts or books on safety and try and find discussion on … [Read more...] about Don’t mention the ‘V’ Word
Where to Start in Humanising Leadership in Risk When leaders speak of themselves and risk, what metaphors do they use? This will tell you a great deal about how they see leadership and how they consider their model of leading. Language is the bedrock of culture and if you want to understand how a … [Read more...] about Where to Start in Humanising Leadership in Risk
Humanising Safety Free Virtual Conference Here’s an opportunity for you to hear some challenging speakers on Humanising Safety, you can register here: https://safetyconference.balpa.org/humanising-safety This safety conference now moves into more explicit anthropocentric territory covering the … [Read more...] about Humanising Safety Free Virtual Conference
Humanising Workers Compensation – Conversation on the Couch with Rob and James In this 2 part video series, a couple of our authors, Rob Sams and James Ellis, have a chat about the dehumanizing discourse in the field of workers compensation and how it dis-empowers injured workers by removing their … [Read more...] about Talking Risk Videos – Humanising Workers Compensation