What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say?

What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say? One of the many things missing in many discussions and definitions about culture and safety is iconography. It is clear from any casual assessment of what Safety deems iconic for business and conveying the meaning of safety, than an icon of an object. Whilst marketing experts and …

Safety Sign Nuisance

Safety Sign Nuisance When does one person's safety message become another person's nuisance sign? By Rohanne Young, Director at Risk Management Coaching (www.riskmanagementcoaching.com.au ) This article was first published here I was driving to a meeting with a client the other morning and a sign flashed up in my peripheral vision. The sign said "Distracted …

Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?

Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good? Safety slogans and safety signs still seem to be one of the most popular forms of communication in the workplace. Those two search terms bring more traffic to this blog than most others combined? There are many articles on this blog about slogans, signs and semiotics (I’ve …

Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs-Sometimes With Tragic Results?

Why Do We Ignore Safety and Warning Signs - Sometimes With Tragic Results? We have all seen and had a chuckle at “Caution This Sign Has Sharp Edges” with the very fine print: “also, the bridge is out ahead”. We have devoted a whole page to stupid and pointless signs, the semiotics of which imply …

Health and Safety Overkill

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 a cup …