The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion

The Great Safety is a Choice Delusion The simplistic worldview about choice plagues the safety industry into the nonsense slogan ‘safety is a choice you make’. The delusion centres around an inability to consider the complexity of life and the many things one has no choice about. The only way one can come to this …

Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination

Republished by Request My favourite line: “Finally, we could spend a bit more time with our little kids and start practicing a way of thinking we have devalued for far too long and bring some fun back into making sense of risk.” Incident Investigation and the Limits of Risk Imagination ‘Everything you can imagine is …

Binary Opposites and Safety Goal Strategy

Republished by request and now with accompanying video (at end of article). This article was referenced in the must read new book: Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk (follow that link for a really cool video on the myths of safety paperwork) Quote from the article: The denial of the zero goal is …

Anxiety and Fear Professionals

“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 sharing the image Anxiety and Fear …

Understanding Safety Goals

Unless the safety community are prepared to be a bit more sophisticated and less simplistic about goal setting we will continue to fuel scepticism via non-sense prevention goals like zero harm, rather than safety promotion in the workplace.  Understanding Safety Goals ‘Rather than measure what we value, we tend to value what we can measure’ …