Is Safetyism Destroying a Generation?

A great piece Published by Quillette ( HERE). Some very salient points relevant to WHS. Most are likely to agree with the sentiments in the article. People get weary of walking on political eggshells and lament the paternalism and doublespeak of the Safety Crusaders. But, who is courageous enough to challenge them? Is Safetyism Destroying …

A safety quest

Guest Post by Tim Allred - I used to work with Tim, many years ago, as a Safety Policeman/Crusader. Because of that role I’m Just Not That Into Safety Anymore. We have both unlearned an awful lot since then and I asked Tim if he would share some thoughts about his “quest”. Enjoy: A safety …

Zero Harm Means Zero Growth

Zero Harm Means Zero Growth News out today that an underground mine employee had his case for unfair dismissal denied by the Fair Work Commission. He refused to shave his goatee beard so that he could effectively wear a half face respirator to ensure he was protected from silica dust and the recently declared carcinogen, …

Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons

Its All Good - The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons Radio Station B105 reported today that trees on a wealthy Brisbane Street have been dressed in shade cloth as part of a fight against vandals.  The trees were poisoned last April, allegedly by local residents, hoping to improve the value of their properties and …

You don’t Need to be a Hero to be a Safety Leader

You don’t Need to be a Hero to be a Safety Leader “When a meeting between two people truly takes place, when there is just you and me and we are interacting in a very real and honest way, dropping agendas and stepping into a wide space where the air is fresh and competitors become …