A Fountainhead of Safety? – The Australian Institute of Heinrich and Skinner

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 regarding the apparent reincarnation of tragic global …

Censorship in Safety

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, censorship is easy to find. For …

Bedwetters Anonymous

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 demand for the provision of health and safety advisors, who were also required throughout the mining …

SIA has a Bet ‘Each Way’ on Zero

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 …

Who wants to be a safety professional?

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 academics, and …