History never says goodbye - It really means see you later Eduardo Galeano A Karl Marx essay, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon is the source of a renowned quote from many historians…….History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. It reflects and aligns with Hegel’s philosophy … [Read more...] about A Fountainhead of Safety? – The Australian Institute of Heinrich and Skinner
Censorship in Safety One doesn’t have to look hard to find censorship in the safety industry. Simply look at what vocabulary and semiotics are available to the industry and what is suppressed and there is the evidence. Similarly, look at the propaganda, smoke and mirrors, taboos and rituals and, … [Read more...] about Censorship in Safety
Bedwetters Anonymous All professions are conspiracies against the laity George Bernard Shaw 1 The recent resources boom across Australasia involved construction of major gas projects throughout Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. This created an unprecedented … [Read more...] about Bedwetters Anonymous
SIA has a Bet ‘Each Way’ on Zero Following in the wake of the Vision Zero spectacle at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 the SIA decided to release a statement on Zero on 20 September 2017. The Statement is nothing short of simple spin-doctoring to ‘have a bet each way’ on … [Read more...] about SIA has a Bet ‘Each Way’ on Zero
Who wants to be a safety professional? I have been following a trail of conversations on Linkedin in the SIA Group. There is a big push on to have safety people gain accreditation, and I have to ask myself why? The SIA is Victorian based, and a corporate body, represented primarily by University … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a safety professional?
Culture and Subculture, Which is Safety? The SIA BoK chapter on Organisational Culture came out this week. I read with interest that there was no intentional discussion of subcultures in the paper. Of course with so much sunk cost the club will surround the wagons and defend, that’s what it does. … [Read more...] about Culture and Subculture, Which is Safety?
Education for OHS people A Safety Reflection by the late George Robotham One of the features that distinguishes adult education from the education of young people is the fact adults have a rich data bank of experience to draw from, they tend to discount any education input that conflicts with this … [Read more...] about Education for OHS people
Introducing SIWA Ltd The Board of Directors is proud to introduce SIWA Ltd, a new Australian National organisation dedicated to providing innovative and progressive professional support across the Australian Safety and Health industry. We would like to make you a special offer: SIWA … [Read more...] about SIWA – Safety In Workplaces Australia
Checkout SIWA’s New Safety Website Safety in Workplaces Australia (SIWA) have just launched their new website www.siwa.org. au SIWA is a new organisation set to become Australia’s primary voice for practitioners and professionals in the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Industry. From … [Read more...] about Checkout SIWA’s New Safety Website
A Challenge To SIA and SIWA In this article (or “challenge”) George resurrects a long term debate about joining a Professional Safety Association in Australia. It is not mandatory and you will probably not be asked about it when you apply for a job (unless the interviewer is a member?). There are … [Read more...] about A Challenge To SIA and SIWA