The Sickness of Safetyism When I do training and safety people attend there is invariably someone who introduces themselves by the nominal ‘Safety Sam’ or ‘Safety Sally’. This is how they are known at work and want to be identified and unfortunately are proud of it. Funny, I’ve never met a ‘Teacher … [Read more...] about The Sickness of Safetyism
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be safe but Safetyism is a psychosis (see: The Sickness of Safetyism). There’s nothing wrong with Science but scientism is dehumanizing. There is nothing wrong with being rational but rationalism warps a sense of human ‘being’. The notion of an ‘ism’ infers … [Read more...] about It’s the –ism That Matters
Echo Chambers and Thinking About Risk One of the greatest challenges for the any industry is introspection, gazing into its own belly button hoping to find something new. We could call this ‘fortress mentality’, the building of boundaries too difficult to break down. It seems that anytime the … [Read more...] about Echo Chambers and Thinking About Risk
When you visit Old Parliament House in Canberra you will see signs telling you not to hold the handrail. (https://www.moadoph.gov.au/). These signs have been put in place because people have had severe burns to their hands. The structure is heritage listed and the handrails will not … [Read more...] about -Ism or -ist, Does it Matter?
The Safetyization of Normal Life One of the delusions of safetyism is the naive belief that safetyism works for normal fallible people. One of the delusions of Zeroism is the idiocy of speaking absolutes to fallible people. Strangely safetyization is only a workplace thing, no one lives this … [Read more...] about The Safetyization of Normal Life
A great piece Published by Quillette ( HERE). Some very salient points relevant to WHS. Most are likely to agree with the sentiments in the article. People get weary of walking on political eggshells and lament the paternalism and doublespeak of the Safety Crusaders. But, who is courageous enough to … [Read more...] about Is Safetyism Destroying a Generation?