Letting Go of Safety, Differently

Letting Go of Safety, Differently Criticisms  of the work of Robert Long and the Social Psychology of Risk (and “Safety Differently”), by people obviously frustrated with orthodox safety (Safety 1), include that it is: too “fluffy”; too academic; doesn't come with a step by step instruction manual or checklist on how to implement it; and, …

Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety?

Do we Need a Different Way of Being in Safety? There are many people working in Safety who seek a ‘different’ way of engaging with others, and rightly so. The current policing and patrolling approaches adopted by many, seem to be doing little to support people in how they tackle the challenges of risk. Some …

Safety Differently–The Movie

Safety Differently–The Movie My perception of 'Safety Differently' is that it involves a systematic approach to humanising overly bureaucratic systems – I just cant see how it can be radically different whilst it’s still called 'safety' and all that that word conjures up in our minds? Calling in leadership or learning or risk or well-being …

Critical Thinking and Questioning in Safety

Critical Thinking and Questioning in Safety Great to read a piece on the Safety Differently site that situates systems within a social and societal context (Thinking Differently about incident investigations). One of the strange things about the tradition of safety is its maintenance of the myth of objectivity, particularly in investigations. Benner’s piece helps us …

Resilience: Is it missing in safety?

How many band-aids are covering up your festering safety system? Great article by Trinette Jaeschke first published here on her Safety Mentor Blog Some extracts: Resilience: Is it missing in safety? Resilience is to adapt to change Often resilience is seen as something ‘we’ as individuals need to master from a personal angle. We have …