What is Violated in Violence? Safety adores the language of ‘violation’, most commonly found in the discourse of James Reason. Just have a read of this article for a few minutes and you will see a problem. First of these 12 ‘principles’ states ‘human error is not a moral issue’, really? Then the … [Read more...] about What is Violated in Violence?
Personhood and Risk I have received several emails about my newsletter (https://safetyrisk.net/happy-new-year-for-2021-and-theme/) and the theme of gaslighting. It seems I struck a chord with many in risk and safety who have at some stage, realized that have been gaslighted and had their … [Read more...] about Personhood and Risk
I received a post this week from Worksafe Victoria arguing why strategies for wellness in the workplace make for: improved productivity, improved reputation, reduced absenteeism and reduced turnover. Of course these outcomes are supported by extensive research but what a shame that the promotion of … [Read more...] about Wellness is Not a Commodity
Special Focus on Personhood and Risk You may remember that in the April newsletter I discussed the body-mind-brain problem. This was in follow up to the feature of the October 2018 Newsletter on an ‘ethic of risk’. At the foundation of an ethic of risk is the nature of personhood. Unless we are … [Read more...] about Human Dymensions Newsletter–June 2019