Deconstruction and Reconstruction for Safety The discipline of Social Psychology has a unique evolution that emerges out of the disciplines of: Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Semiotics, Poetics, … [Read more...] about Deconstruction and Reconstruction for Safety
The Poetics of Resistance and Risk When one is caught in a regime of dictatorial power, where zero is the ideology, much is sustained by the management of Poetics and Semiotics. This is why … [Read more...] about The Poetics of Resistance and Risk
The Search for Meaning in Safety Models There is a huge chasm between three things: the intent and design (assumed philosophy) of a model, the semiotic diffusion of the model and what humans make of … [Read more...] about The Search for Meaning in Safety Models
The Sacred Bra Tree “When we begin to understand the significance of Bra Trees and roadside memorials then we might learn something about culture and why zero is such a dangerous sacrament” It’s not … [Read more...] about The Sacred Bra Tree
‘Man Up’ Safety I read some debate today between a man and woman online about who was the toughest. The opening bait started with a journalist stating he was showing up to work with 3 broken ribs and … [Read more...] about ‘Man Up’ Safety
What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say? One of the many things missing in many discussions and definitions about culture and safety is iconography. It is clear from any casual assessment of what … [Read more...] about What Does Your Risk and Safety Icon Say?
Speaking a New Language in Safety Dekker wisely recommends that Safety needs a new language (and discourse) for understanding and acting safety (Drift into Failure, pp. 15, 49, 53, 58, 123). He … [Read more...] about Speaking a New Language in Safety
New Video Available - Semiotics Walk Workshop A semiotic walk is an awareness activity and experience that seeks out how signs and symbols are present and part of the collective unconscious. It is … [Read more...] about New Video Available – Semiotics Walk Workshop