Safety Cosmetics One of the grand activities of keeping up with safety systems is keeping up appearances. The idea that paperwork obesity is a healthy thing is a strange cultural myth in the safety … [Read more...] about Safety Cosmetics
The Myth of the SWMS Manifesto I’d like a dollar for every mail I get telling stories about what is considered necessary in a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). It seems that Safety is far more … [Read more...] about The Myth of the SWMS Manifesto
Are You on The Safety Teat? A short while ago I was helping an associate fill out a third party platform for Safety, lets call the platform DN4. DN4 is both a software application and a supposed … [Read more...] about Are You on The Safety Teat?
What You Profess in Safety There is no separation between claiming the word ‘professional’ and what you profess. What one professes determines if one is profess-ional regardless of whether one likes … [Read more...] about What You Profess in Safety
It’s Always About Paperwork Oh, I get it. It’s not the problem of excessive paperwork, it’s just that you haven’t been filling it out properly. This is the core message of Useability Mapping … [Read more...] about It’s Always About Paperwork
Sin-Eaters for Safety Cemeteries are a treasure trove in semiotics. They not only convey history but also much about what humans think about life and death. In our Introduction to Semiotics … [Read more...] about Sin-Eaters for Safety
Paperwork and Usability in Tackling Risk Most workers don’t ‘use’ paperwork, they just sign it just as many workers don’t read paperwork they just give it the ‘tick and flick’. The idea of excessive … [Read more...] about Paperwork and Usability in Tackling Risk
The excesses of paperwork in the risk and safety industry is evidence of the mythology that paperwork demonstrates safety. Similarly the idea that numerics and metrics demonstrate safety is based on … [Read more...] about Proof of Safety is not Through Paperwork