Semiotics, Semiology and Safety Sense Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com talks about the power of symbols in response to this recent article See also Symbols Have Power When looking for a metaphor or icon to explain safety what do you think might be a thoughtful and intelligent choice for a … [Read more...] about Semiotics, Semiology and Safety Sense
Careful Now Classic safety sign sent in by Rob Sams from Dolphin Safety Solutions. That’s going straight to our collection of stupid safety signs on our “This Toaster is Hot” page. … [Read more...] about Careful Now
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 … [Read more...] about What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say?
Oh no! Safety has been Here! There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling when you are inadvertently assaulted by the crusade of Safety. Just when you thought you were free to learn, discover, play and relax, you get confronted yet again by the Safety monster. It seems Safety lurks in every … [Read more...] about Oh no! Safety has been Here!
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
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 … [Read more...] about Safety Sign Nuisance
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 … [Read more...] about Do Safety Signs Cause More Harm Than Good?
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 … [Read more...] about Why Do We Ignore Warning Signs-Sometimes With Tragic Results?
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
Safety Sign of the Times In Case of Fire Exit Building Before Tweeting About It! … [Read more...] about Safety Sign of the Times