Independent Thinking in an Uncertain World, A Mind of One’s Own

  This is the title of a book recently released on Earthscan Press (2019) coming out of ANU lead by Valerie Brown and John Harris. One of our SPoR associates Craig Ashhurst has a chapter in the book on ‘Transcoherence, labels and wicked problems’. Craig has just completed his PhD at ANU in the area …

Emotions are not the Adversary

  There are many issues in which Safety takes no interest. Just look at safety conferences, journals and publications in risk and safety and you will find precious little about: ethics, politics, holistic ergonomics, consciousness, personhood, professionalization and critical thinking to name a few. Yet these are the topics and issues that are critical if …

The NSCA Foundation

I had a good chat today with Jamie Burrage, CEO of NSCA Foundation. Readers of this blog may have gathered that we aren’t big fans of very many Safety Organisations. However, I was impressed by the vision Jamie has for the NSCA Foundation and I encourage you to check out their website and learn a …

Bedwetters Anonymous

Bedwetters Anonymous All professions are conspiracies against the laity George Bernard Shaw 1 The recent resources boom across Australasia involved construction of major gas projects throughout Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. This created an unprecedented demand for the provision of health and safety advisors, who were also required throughout the mining …

Australian Standard AS3745-2010

Australian Standard AS3745-2010 The Sydney Morning Herald recently published an article titled: "Fire wardens be alarmed - you could get burnt" Read it here The article discussed the new beefed up Australian Standard on emergency procedures AS3745 and advises that employers seek legal advice in regards to the indemnity of their warden volunteers who used …