Shock and Fear in Safety There is a naïve belief in the safety industry that shocking people and the dynamics of fear are effective. We see this in the many ‘horror’ photos and clips in the sector as well as the countless injured people who are trotted out with the message ‘don’t be like me’. Even … [Read more...] about Shock and Fear in Safety
Why Can’t Safety Be A Positive Thing? Last year I had to unsubscribe from quite a few safety newsletters. They were just chock full of disasters, deaths, fines and depressing stories. The latest one I received has inspirational headlines like: “Mandatory Drug Tests Start Soon” and "Bullying rife … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Positive Safety
Do Scare Tactics Work? We are sometimes tempted to try to shock and scare people into working more safely. The search term “gory accident photos” is one of the most popular search terms used to find this website (see them HERE if you must) . The question is: does it work? In this week's post to the … [Read more...] about Do Scare Tactics Work?