Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense? They say that the repetition of something makes people confirm that it is true. Is the case with safety discourse? As this blog site looks at the power and rule of the empire of non-sense we might ask, what is ‘the force’? More and more I observe the … [Read more...] about Is Safety the Empire of Non-Sense?
by Dr Robert Long – I highly recommend his book: For The Love of Zero This is the start of the last line to the famous number one hit ‘Words’ by the Bee Gees, but the line has an important message (another Bee Gees song) for safety people. I have read recently on many discussion groups the comment … [Read more...] about It’s Only Words and Words are all I Have
The idea that one can diagnose who is an unsafe person via a psychometric test is the latest in the mindless quest for risk aversion. The fact that organisations would want to undertake such a diagnostic is in itself problematic, never mind the lack of rigorous research that could validate such a … [Read more...] about Safety Eugenics and the Engineering of Risk Aversion
Finally a Book About Risk That Makes Sense For some time now we have been privileged to have Dr Robert Long writing some very interesting and provocative articles about creative and effective ways to manage risk in the workplace. They have proven very popular - See them all here You know all about … [Read more...] about Risk Makes Sense
Short-sighted Safety There is nothing more debilitating to human ‘being’ than hyper-fear, hyper-risk aversion and hyper-safety. Hyper-fear and hyper-risk aversion is the outcome of blind safety and ignorance. I was contacted by a person who is a parent at a school that had just banned children in … [Read more...] about Short-sighted Safety
Be Prepared for Risk by Hayden Collins from http://www.riskintelligent.com.au/ I walked into McDonalds this week for a coffee and noticed that their latest placemat on their tray is a promotion for Scouts Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts_Australia ). As I looked at this promotion … [Read more...] about Be Prepared for Risk
Failure Must be an Option The Australian Government wants to stimulate an innovation/ideas avalanche and have thrown $1.1 billion at trying to create a ‘boom’ of ‘agile’, ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’ people seeking to embrace risk … [Read more...] about Failure Must be an Option
The Risk Aversion Delusion We learn yet again from the latest research that risk aversion is life and learning denying (see ABC NEWS). Research by Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine specialist, Professor Ibrahim demonstrates that risk aversion robs people of dignity and independence. Risk … [Read more...] about The Risk Aversion Delusion
What is Your Risk iCue? When we think of the concept of intelligence we often think of a person’s IQ. The idea of an Intelligence Quotient is not reliable and only tests certain selected forms of literacy constrained by cultural biases. For example: the early settlers in Australia deemed that the … [Read more...] about What is Your Risk iCue?
Safety Utopia as Abuse Hugh Mackay (the Good Life) writes about helicopter parenting as a form of abuse. He calls the delusional quest for perfection ‘the Utopia Complex’. More and more research is showing that the Utopia Complex projects a by-product of abuse ; … [Read more...] about Safety Utopia as Abuse