The Mythic Symbology of Safety One of the strange contradictions in the world of safety is between the positivist materialist paradigm that dominates the WHS curriculum/texts and the mythic symbology that dominates safety discourse about the activity of enacting safe-work. How strange that one … [Read more...] about The Mythic Symbology of Safety
No Gurus, No Stars, No Heroes Needed in Safety
No Gurus, No Stars, No Heroes Needed in Safety The discourse of gurus and heroes in the safety industry draws attention away from everyday realities (https://safetyrisk.net/everyday-safety/) of tackling risk. The endless quest for silver bullets and ‘safety programs’ is a distraction from the basic … [Read more...] about No Gurus, No Stars, No Heroes Needed in Safety
Are You a Safety Clown?
Are You a Safety Clown? When I was at school the insult often thrown about at students by teachers in High School was ‘don’t be a clown!’ It was intended to be an insult as the concept of the travelling circus was common when I was a kid, usually Ashton’s Circus … [Read more...] about Are You a Safety Clown?
I Have the Power, I’m a Safety Hero
I Have the Power, I’m a Safety Hero I try to avoid attending safety conferences as much as I can as I find them depressing and lacking vision. Each time I am compelled to go I am never surprised by the kind of delusional stuff believed by the industry. The worst is the myth of the safety hero. … [Read more...] about I Have the Power, I’m a Safety Hero
Safety Craziness This Month
Safety Craziness This Month Some pretty crazy safety stuff has landed in my inbox so far this month. There is always a steady trickle, but for some reason, this month has been a little bit special. These two were my favourites: Where Are the Safety Heroes? To quote the from this article from … [Read more...] about Safety Craziness This Month