Safety

Safety shouldn’t be about safety, it should be about living and learning. When safety is made into some bureaucratic, legal or club exercise, it has lost the plot. This is why I prefer to talk much more about risk than I do about safety.… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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You know Where You Can Stick Your Safety Slogans Unions and Mining Companies have dug in for a long battle of meaningless aphorisms and condescending platitudes, started for safety reasons.  Multinational Safety Organisations including Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BMA have recently diversified into mining and this has been the main catalyst for the war and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Currently enjoying Rob Sams new book: Social Sensemaking. One of the chapters is based on this article from last year - lots for Safety to learn here: What can Safety Learn From the Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree? This week I have been holidaying in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a warm climate and a great way ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know Republished by request  This may seem like a pretty random topic for a blog post and that is because um, it is! Last night I got sent a link to a random blog post generator so I decided to try it out and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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imageCommon Sense is Non Sense Latest article by Dr Rob Long following on from Phil LaDukes article: https://safetyrisk.net/the-greatest-threat-to-safety-might-be-your-safety-training/ I highly recommend Rob’s other Articles HERE and his new book: For The Love of Zero On Tuesday 12 March 2013, Rockhampton-based Arrow Property Maintenance faced the Queensland Coroner's Court regarding a teenager electrocuted installing home insulation. The inquest heard ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Real Safety Pro’s (and Cons) – Safety Strikes Again! Following on from two recent and surprisingly popular articles – You’ve Just Got To Love Safety and Porn Safety (safe for work), I was sent a story this morning from the www.telegraph.co.uk (I promised not to blame them if I wrote a blog about it!): Working girls glow ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Bulletproof and Perfect in Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Bulletproof and Perfect in Safety One of the messages of Christmas in the Western world is that of vulnerability. The story of Christmas and the many things that contradict the narratives of kingship, power, dominion and certainty make the story of a human baby in a feedbox at the back of a pub so ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Once Upon A Time – In A Faraway FIFO Land……

by Drewie
A great, positive story by Drewie (Hard Hat Mentor) that will resonate with many, particularly FIFO workers. It’s a longer piece but well worth a read to the end where Drewie provides some awesome advice, from her own experience, on appreciating all the good people, moments and things in our lives in order to deal ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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WHS Legislation is NOT about Safety it’s about Culture

by Max Geyer
WHS Legislation is NOT about Safety it’s about Culture. First published HERE I asked a couple of managers the other day what they thought the WHS legislation was about. You see, my client had asked me to make sure that their managers knew of their legal compliance obligations – a fairly typical request often from senior management. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Is a Thankless Job

by Phil LaDuke
Latest blog by Phil LaDuke (thanks heaps for the mention Phil!) First published here Phil says: “When it comes to safety the job itself can be pretty thankless. This isn't a woe is me—nobody appreciates me, but after working in field for over 15 years and speaking and writing for the last 10, it seems like ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety Is Getting Silly

by Dave Collins
Safety Is Getting Silly In an attempt to stay relevant some pretty silly things can end up being done in the name of “Safety”. To quote Gerald Wilde (Target Risk 3): “They may simply have been blinded by their zeal to do something quick and easy for safety – and thus doing nothing for it.” Image sent ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety – Just a Few Bad Apples

by Dr Rob Long
Safety - Just a Few Bad Apples I hear stories everyday about presenters and trainers in the risk and safety space peddling simplistic snake oil as the pathway to success. Often the idea being presented is based on a kernel of something good but then extended out to be something quite dangerous. Unfortunately the safety industry ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety V’s The Real World

by Dave Collins
Safety V’s The Real World Thanks to Rob Long for sharing this news story. Robs comment:  “mortal gets injured swimming and bumps head. In safety this is called the great evil and 3 inquiries and 2 forests cut down in follow up. Most mortals just get on with life. Safety thinks of Armageddon.” Richard Branson (who knows ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What Being a Musician Taught Me About Safety

by Dave Collins
What Being a Musician Taught Me About Safety By Alan Quilley – first published here I’ve been a musician for over 50 years! Wow, just typing that has made me flashback to a zillion hours of practice and performance. My memories are flooded with all the friends I’ve made along the way. I often meld two of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety is NOT the top priority!

by Dave Collins
Safety is NOT the top priority! Safety has never been our top priority and never will be! Thanks to Hayden Collins for sharing ”Are politicians idiots or cowards, when they insist that safety is always their top priority?” Trains are really big heavy things that move really fast”  If safety was top priority then trains would never ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters

by Phil LaDuke
Why The Death Of George Robotham Matters Today, 11th September 2015, marks the 2nd Anniversary of the passing of a legend in safety A great and fitting tribute to the late George Robotham – see his work here – Thanks heaps for doing this Phil. “A great talent and thinker in the world of safety left us this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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