There is a big difference between what we value (outcome and object) and what is a value (principle/ethic) when we consider strategy and thinking in risk and safety. The confusion of the two confuses … [Read more...] about We can Value Safety but Safety is not a Value
Whenever I run the MiProfile diagnostic (https://www.humandymensions.com/services-and-programs/miprofile/) in organizations it always turns out that over 60% of people state that they do not … [Read more...] about The Futility of the Centralised Safety Management System?
The Arse-Covering Myth One of the most dominant myths in industry is that paperwork is an ‘arse-covering’ exercise. People seem to accept and tolerate paperwork for this reason when the reality is … [Read more...] about The Arse-Covering Myth
The moment Safety drifts into questions of life, death, suffering, pain, harm and ‘saving lives’ it has no way to go except a trajectory into theology. We observe this in Dekker’s book ‘The End of … [Read more...] about Why Safety is Inescapably Theological
Indicators of Risk I often get sent presentations and training formats from safety people seeking my expertise on improvement, learning design and critique of safety presentations. One thing safety … [Read more...] about Indicators of Risk
One of the best safety articles I've read on Linkedin in a long, long time. By Greg Smith and first published here: https://www.waylandlegal.com.au/blog/proving-safety Proving Safety Here is an … [Read more...] about Proving Safety
Stop the Job You Haven’t Done Your ‘Tick & Flick’ A classic this week from a building site where the union comes blustering on site and stops work because of a safety issue. Sound familiar? And … [Read more...] about Stop the Job You Haven’t Done Your ‘Tick & Flick’
Great article by Health and Safety Lawyer Greg Smith recent published here on his blog: My Safety Thoughts. Look out for Greg’s new book, co-authored with Dr Rob Long (due out in June): “Risky … [Read more...] about The Safety Paperwork Myth