10 New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals - What are Yours? By Phil LaDuke - republished by request Phil says: I received so many requests to repost last year's article on New Year's Resolutions for Safety Professionals that I finally acquiesced. What do you think? Do these still make … [Read more...] about 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Safety Professionals
Safety “Professionals” Behaving Badly ADDENDUM: This is an old post which I put up recently on LinkedIn Pulse. My Good Friend Max Geyer made a comment which I think sums this up better than I ever could. He says: I think that part of the difficulty, for the safety professional, is that they … [Read more...] about Safety "Professionals" Behaving Badly
“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.” - Nelson Mandela. Another great article by Dr Robert Long to stir the pot! – If you liked this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE. Thanks to James Parkinson from www.safety-consultant.com.au for … [Read more...] about Anxiety and Fear Professionals
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
Feeling Unappreciated? Maybe You Invite the Abuse Latest Blog By Phil LaDuke – first published here There’s no denying the job of a safety professional can be tough. Between opportunistic vendors pushing snake oil, trenchant Operations leaders willing to take unreasonable risks, and petulant … [Read more...] about Is Your Safety Unappreciated?
Just found this interesting article Posted by Marie-Claire Ross - HERE Other similar resources: Advice for New and Aspiring Safety Professionals Skills, Advice and Tips for Experienced Safety Leaders The Future for the Safety Professional In the Industrial age, factories in the … [Read more...] about The Future for Safety Professionals and Leaders
What It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional Classic post by the late George Robotham Geoff McDonald Australian safety researcher Geoff McDonald has been my advisor/coach/mentor /guide in my safety career. Geoff McDonald has a system of classifying personal damage occurrences (“Accidents … [Read more...] about What It Takes To Be An Excellent OHS Professional
This issue appears to have reared its ugly head again so I think timely to republish this article written by Dr Rob Long over 2 years ago - unbelievable how nothing has changed! Following on from the popular and somewhat divisive article “Arrogant Safety Professionals Take Note” Dr Robert Long … [Read more...] about Safety and Risk Professionalisation
Ode To The Safety Professional - an oldie but a goodie This piece of prose was sent in by a reader and something all safety people will relate to. Some of you may have seen it before – I’m sure you will enjoy it again: Ode To The Safety Professional Sandwiched tightly between Top Brass and the … [Read more...] about Ode To The Safety Professional
Who wants to be a safety professional? I have been following a trail of conversations on Linkedin in the SIA Group. There is a big push on to have safety people gain accreditation, and I have to ask myself why? The SIA is Victorian based, and a corporate body, represented primarily by University … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a safety professional?