Believe it or not one of the most popular search terms on this site is “gory safety videos”!!! But do shock and horror war stories really encourage safe behaviour or is it just voyeurism that creates the interest?. You will really enjoy this latest article by Dr Robert Long. If you liked this … [Read more...] about A Case of Desensitisation – What Would You Do?
In our preoccupation with technology, systems, checklists and legislation I trust we don’t lose sight of the most powerful instrument we have to manage risk – the simple but effective, safety conversation. Now whilst having a conversation is simple, it’s not simplistic. It is however, our greatest … [Read more...] about Safety Conversation Essentials – 20 Tips
Safety Slogans: How to Write Your Own Safety Slogans 500 OF THE BEST WORKPLACE HEALTH and SAFETY SLOGANS 167 CATCHY and FUNNY SAFETY SLOGANS FOR THE WORKPLACE Safety slogans have been proven to increase safety in the workplace. In a quick glance, an employee can read a slogan, and a simple … [Read more...] about How to write your own safety slogans
Critical Safety Reflection or thinking about stuff By the late George Robotham This brief article was prompted by an excellent paper in the Central Alberta Well Services Corporation, Safety Newsletter, Vol2, Issue 6 by Mark Sanborn, www.marksanborn.com titled “Think like a leader and lead like a … [Read more...] about Critical Safety Reflection or thinking about stuff
Icebreakers / Games that Safety trainers play Guest Post by the late George Robotham Lots of interaction is the key to successful facilitation of learning and I looked at a few sources of information to try to improve my processes The big book of icebreakers Edie West Quick meeting … [Read more...] about Icebreakers and Games that Safety Trainers Play
Today is probably the most important national occasion in Australia and NZ. ANZAC Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The day our combined forces landed on the beaches at Gallipoli in 1915 … [Read more...] about 25 Ways to stuff up a Safety Management System
Do you know how to sell safety? Great article recently Posted by Marie-Claire Ross from Digicast – Read the whole article here A few similar ones you might also relate to: Safety Professionals–The Piggy in The Middle? Safety Professionals – We Are Our Own Worst Enemies Risk Psychometrics, … [Read more...] about Do you know how to sell safety?
Successful Safety and Risk Management Initiatives These are some of the entries in our recent Risk Makes Sense – Book Competition. Listed in the order they were submitted: 1) Internal standards of OHS excellence – George Robotham One of the best pieces of OHS work I have seen was when one … [Read more...] about Effective Safety Improvement Ideas
Customer Service Tips for Safety People OHS professionals have many customers-Their boss, managers, supervisors, workers, unions, employer associations, regulators, contractors, visitors and fellow professionals. You must adjust your mind-set to these people being customers and seek to satisfy … [Read more...] about Customer Service Tips for Safety People
Cyclone Safety Tips and Precautions We've recently been warned that on top of all the recent flooding, QLD still faces a very serious threat from severe cyclones in the next week or so. Many injuries are caused by flying objects and structures not built according to latest building codes. The … [Read more...] about Cyclone Safety Tips and Precautions