Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water…. Parts of the east coast of Australia have experienced heavy rain over recent weeks and it has become common to read headlines of flash flooding causing road closures, cars washed away and sadly a man in Sydney was killed when he was swept into a … [Read more...] about Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water….
How To Write a Safety Report OHS professionals write many reports, read many reports and ask others to prepare reports for them. A major sin is long rambling reports that do not get to the point quickly and succinctly! Prepare succinct reports yourself and make it clear that your expectation is that … [Read more...] about How To Write a Safety Report
The Arse-Covering Myth One of the most dominant myths in industry is that paperwork is an ‘arse-covering’ exercise. People seem to accept and tolerate paperwork for this reason when the reality is opposite, no amount of paperwork saves your arse in court. If there is no relation between your … [Read more...] about The Arse-Covering Myth
Many readers have been asking for more ‘real’ and practical stuff and here it is: How to ‘come out of there alive’…. By Drewie: Part Two of “She may not come out of there alive…” Here is the promised follow up to: https://safetyrisk.net/she-may-not-come-out-of-there-alive/ This is a … [Read more...] about How to ‘come out of there alive’….
Mouse in helmet image from: You Can Be Funny.com Funny Safety Photos and Images Just as safety slogans can help employees remember safety protocols, funny safety images can also be safety catalysts in the workplace. Serving as quick visual reminders of safety procedures, safety posters and … [Read more...] about Funny Safety Images
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
Effective Safety Committees An effective safety committee is one in which motivated committee members communicate problem solving ideas and promote general safety in all employees. A fully comprehensive safety team demonstrates the company’s commitment to safe and healthy employees, and the team … [Read more...] about Effective Safety Committees
Bureaucracy and Paperwork in OHS Introduction I believe bureaucracy and paperwork is strangling innovation and progress in OHS. Overly complex systems are being used and people give up because it is too much like hard work. Some examples One organisation I was associated with … [Read more...] about Bureaucracy and Paperwork in OHS
Safety Committees - How to run an Occupational Health and Safety Meeting Warning - some may find this very boring! Others may not :-) School committees, sporting committees, church committees and workplace committees ... we are all familiar with different committees but how do committees … [Read more...] about Safety Committees – How to run an Occupational Health and Safety Meeting
When safety shortcuts become the norm Guest Post By John Wettstein Normalization of deviance: ever heard of it? The term refers to the change that takes place, over a period of time, when people gradually stray from established standards without negative consequence until that lower standard … [Read more...] about When safety shortcuts become the norm