What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock?

What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock? I live in Australia, a country inhabited by people from many cultures, a country with a strong indigenous history and a country with a geography that is well summed up by poet Dorothea Mackellar in her poem My Country; “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping …

Am I stupid? I didn’t think of that…

Am I stupid? I didn’t think of that… I live in the Hunter Valley in NSW, which is on the east coast of Australia. This week we have been hit by what our local media are describing as a ‘super storm’. In the particular area where I live, we received over 400 millimetres (16 inches) …

Some Basics on Social Psychology & Risk

Some Basics on Social Psychology & Risk I’ve been on a cracker of a journey for about two years now since I discovered social psychology and all that it brings to the area of risk and safety. I’ve discovered how much I don’t know, how much I thought I knew but didn’t, and most wonderfully, …

Out of your (Unconscious) Mind

Out of your (Unconscious) Mind I recently wrote about the importance of educating the unconscious mind (Blog - Educating the Unconscious Mind), which is the ‘mind’ where most of our decisions and judgments are made. I’ve had some good discussions with people who read the article and wanted to know more about ‘thinking’ in the …

Knowledge and Curriculum for Risk and Safety People

Knowledge and Curriculum for Risk and Safety People Every time I am engaged by an organisation I conduct a survey (gap analysis and MiProfile), asking executives, safety people and managers to nominate the knowledge and skills they would like to develop. I have conducted this survey with more than 30,000 people over 10 years and …