Putting Risk in Real Perspective So you can't go swimming in the ocean because you are afraid of sharks and think they should all be netted or culled? Lets put that into perspective. Thanks to Dr Rob Long for sharing this. IMAGE SOURCE. Interested in discovering more about real risk? CLICK HERE … [Read more...] about Putting Risk in Real Perspective
Is Risk and Safety Perfectionism a Disorder? A VERY thought provoking article from Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com The quest for absolute certainty and claims for absolute control by advocates of the perfection of zero is the foundation of the absurd claim that ‘all accidents are … [Read more...] about Is Risk and Safety Perfectionism a Disorder?
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
Risk Intelligence and the Quest to Dumb Down Safety Guest post by Dr Rob Long. Rob’s new book will be out in a couple of weeks and we will be giving away copies – watch this space! Read more of of Robs work here My good friend George tells me that I don’t write much about solutions, which … [Read more...] about Risk Intelligence and the Quest to Dumb Down Safety
The Quandary of Risk Aversion By Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions,com In the mindset of no harm and zero harm one becomes fixed on the minute of harm. If only the world was that simple. The recent work of Nicholas Taleb quickly knocks such simplistic notions on the head in his excellent book … [Read more...] about The Quandary of Risk Aversion
Hazard Identification Interesting comments by Dr Rob Long on his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/152071534818549/permalink/614033571955674/ When it comes to hazards, all hazards are neutral until activated by the risk of the user. A hazard won't hurt anyone until a user comes … [Read more...] about Hazard Identification
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
Another one from Dr Rob Long for our “WTF were they thinking files” on how gutless, narrow minded thinking can use “safety” as an excuse to cover an ulterior motive and destroy all of the hard work done by others with a genuine goal. Surprise, Surprise – a local Government Organisation is behind it! … [Read more...] about Masking Politics with Safety
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?
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