Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader? The way that we engage with other people about safety and risk will determine the effectiveness of the engagement. If our aim is for others to lead safety, we must be prepared to suspend our own agenda and let go of control when engaging with people. … [Read more...] about Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader?
What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety? We learned recently in the trial of Ben Roberts-Smith that a photo of him wearing the ‘crusaders symbol’ was doctored by the Department of Defence in 2011. Ben Roberts-Smith was a corporal in the SAS at the time and has been awarded the Victoria Cross. Mr … [Read more...] about What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety?
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 … [Read more...] about Is Safetyism Destroying a Generation?
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 … [Read more...] about A safety quest
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 … [Read more...] about Zero Harm Means Zero Growth
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 … [Read more...] about Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons
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 brothers and … [Read more...] about You don’t Need to be a Hero to be a Safety Leader