Another one from Dr Rob Long for our “WTF were they thinking files” on how gutless, narrow minded thinking can use “safety” as an excuse to cover an ulterior motive and destroy all of the hard work done by others with a genuine goal. Surprise, Surprise – a local Government Organisation is behind it! … [Read more...] about Masking Politics with Safety
Safety Justifies Anything and Everything Once we have the safety moral high ground we can offend anyone, because we care about them? Once I have this moral high ground I can manipulate data for my own ends, I can police others, crusade and oppress others because, in the name of care, I must drive … [Read more...] about Safety Justifies Anything and Everything
Is there such a thing as safety fundamentalism? The concept of fundamentalism was originally coined in reference to a rigid theological movement in the USA in 1905 upholding the literal interpretation of the Bible. More generally, fundamentalism refers to rigid ‘faith like’ exclusivity in thinking … [Read more...] about Safety Fundamentalism
It's a Safety Requirement! For some years now the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has had a Safety Myth Busters Challenge Panel - their mission is to expose stories about ridiculous decisions taken, wrongly, in the name of health and safety. Visit their website. You may also like this recent … [Read more...] about It’s a Safety Requirement
Complexity and Safety Popular discussion topic at the moment – republished guest post by the late George Robotham Introduction Early in my safety career it became obvious to me that safety is about the people and not about the things and artefacts. It is not about the safety management systems, … [Read more...] about Complexity and safety
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?
Health and Safety Overkill You will also love our "THIS TOASTER IS HOT" page In searching for more ammunition to fight my “OHS is Bull$#/t” Cause (see recent article). I came across this gem on the Workplace Law Bookshop Website: "In a culture where £200 is spent on teaching employees how to make … [Read more...] about Health and Safety Overkill
When Is Safety Too Much Safety? A tongue in cheek look into our daily safety Latest free Safety Ebook by Peter Ribbe. Peter’s Ebooks have proven very popular for their conciseness and practicality – DOWNLOAD PETER’S OTHER FREE SAFETY EBOOKS FROM HERE DOWNLOAD HERE: [download id="40124"] "Salus … [Read more...] about Free Ebook – When Is Safety Too Much Safety?
Why my safety threatens the safety of wildlife Great recent article on the Safety Differently Blog Posted by Terry Reis Terry writes about something we all lament, about a time, not so long ago, when safety wasn’t the painful and, often times, ridiculous burden it is today. It was something you … [Read more...] about Why my safety threatens the safety of wildlife
Safety Gets Dumber Another one for our HOT TOASTER PAGE. This sign was photographed by a reader in the room of a major city Hotel. I know that some people are concerned about picking up nasties like tinea and planters warts from public showers. When I was in the Army we showered in thongs … [Read more...] about Safety Gets Dumber