Why Do We Love Stupid Safety Photos? In the world of safety management, why do we find it so appealing to watch videos or photos of people committing unsafe acts and doing stupid things at home or work. We safety management professionals laugh at photos on free sites like www.safetyphoto.co.uk. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Love Stupid Safety Photos
Another highly recommended article by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith. First published here. Quotable quote: It seems to me that until the health and safety industry is prepared to take ownership of health and safety management and stop hiding behind “line management responsibility” and a lack of … [Read more...] about All care no responsibility: What is the role of health and safety management?
Safety Management Series - What E Deming and Larry the Cable Guy Have In Common - Git-R-Done Safely By Alan Quilley Unless you've been living on a beautiful sandy beach somewhere on the edge the Pacific Ocean where none of what goes on in the world of business really matters, most of us will have … [Read more...] about What E Deming and Larry the Cable Guy Have In Common – Git-R-Done Safely
Safety Committees: Fun Meeting Ideas Safety committees have been proven to increase safety in the workplace. When properly set up and maintained, safety committees can be a fun and integral part of your safety management. The problem with even the most well-planned and well-executed safety … [Read more...] about Safety Committees – Fun Meeting Ideas
What is Occupational Health and Safety? One of the original Articles by the late George Robotham Good question that I do not have a good answer to, but have a few observations- OHS is the science / art / wizardry / bloody hard game of convincing stakeholders at all levels to identify … [Read more...] about What is OHS?
Risk Based Safety Management – When Two Worlds Collide An interesting thought provoker by Merv Sher on his blog – read the whole article here A few extracts from the article: Australia enjoys a raft of multi-tiered sets of safety legislation, from the Federal Model WHS Act which has been … [Read more...] about Risk Based Safety Management – When Two Worlds Collide
Injuries Happen When Workers Get Caught Between Official Way Versus the Real Way Great article by Phil LaDuke about the realities of Workplace Safety – see it here By Phil La Duke “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” - Paul … [Read more...] about Injuries Happen When Workers Get Caught Between Official Way Versus the Real Way
We have always done it that way Safety Consultants often find themselves visiting a new site and asking “why do you do it that way”? The standard response is: “we’ve always done that way” That has been problem for many years CHECK OUT THIS POEM written in 1885! I once asked a manufacturing … [Read more...] about We have always done it that way
What Is Wrong With The Way OHS Is Managed In Australia Guest post by the late George Robotham Quotable Quote "A health & safety problem can be described by statistics but cannot be understood by statistics. It can only be understood by knowing and feeling the pain, anguish, and … [Read more...] about What Is Wrong With The Way OHS Is Managed In Australia
Hazard Report Form One of the main complaints we get from employees and contractors during the interview phase of safety audits is that when they report something, like a hazard, it is either forgotten about, ignored or not actioned for a long time and they never receive recognition for reporting … [Read more...] about Hazard Report Form