Helping in Safety

Helping in Safety Since moving from a field wedded to ‘crusading’, to one where the fallibilities of human beings are revealed in almost every interaction, the real differences between the fixing of Safety and the helping of Counselling are becoming clearer. For example, contrast the often controlling practices of Safety with the helping activity of …

The Paradox of Helping

Feeling pretty chuffed that Rob Sams asked me to share this: First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/the-paradox-of-helping/ The Paradox of Helping I had the privilege of attending the Lifeline Brass Blokes Awards in my hometown of Newcastle last night. The Awards recognise the spirit of ‘blokes’ who have been through adversity yet still find the time, courage …

The Sound of Safety

The Sound of Safety When people in safety see the word ‘sound’ they tend to think of noise hazards and hearing protection. Whilst these are important there are many other ways of thinking about ‘noise’ and ‘sound’ that are not associated with physical hazards and are much more dangerous. An discussion of the social psychology …

When the Safety Tool Becomes the Method

When the Safety Tool Becomes the Method When institutionalized tools become enshrined in organizational culture, they are like concrete shoes, they seem to fit but the weight of the problem over time seems only good for getting us quicker to the bottom. What tools am I thinking of? Well, many of the tools we have …

Effective Listening for Safety Professionals

Effective Listening for Safety Professionals By the late George Robotham   Effective listening for Safety Professionals The OHS professional attends many meetings, facilitates a lot of learning and generally converses with a lot of people, often what is not said is as important as what is said. Being a good reader of body language is …