Amongst many of the amusing projections and accusations levelled at SPoR is the fear of ‘big words’. Of course, this is in parallel with other accusations defined and attributed as ‘safety bashing’, negativity, no tools, non- practical help and unconstructive criticism. Of course, critical … [Read more...] about OMG – Big Words and Safety
It’s Only Words and Words are all I Have
by Dr Robert Long – I highly recommend his book: For The Love of Zero This is the start of the last line to the famous number one hit ‘Words’ by the Bee Gees, but the line has an important message (another Bee Gees song) for safety people. I have read recently on many discussion groups the comment … [Read more...] about It’s Only Words and Words are all I Have
Your Words Matter
Your Words Matter By Phil La Duke and first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/your-words-matter/ My blog was already written, locked down and in the vault. My time is at a premium, with a full-time job, two magazine deadlines looming, and a book in post production, so … [Read more...] about Your Words Matter
They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They?
They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They? Republished by request - Check out the new book by Rob Sams “Words provide a voice to our deepest feelings. I tell you, words have started and stopped wars. Words have built and lost fortunes. Words have saved and taken lives. Words have won and lost great … [Read more...] about They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They?
Three Cheers for the Safety Literalists
Quote from the article: So, when it comes to the law and understanding regulation, words do have meaning, that’s why the word ‘zero’ appears nowhere in legislation, regulation and standards in safety. Somehow safety people seem to think that adding absolutes to the law somehow improves things? … [Read more...] about Three Cheers for the Safety Literalists
So words and the way we say them don’t matter?
So words and the way we say them don’t matter? This poem was recently posted on Facebook. I started to read it (only because I knew the person who posted it) of course I immediately thought he had lost the plot – then I got to the bottom – wow, what a difference perspective and context … [Read more...] about So words and the way we say them don’t matter?
The safety-fication of everything
The safety-fication of everything An interesting article by Steven Shorrock just posted on the Safety Differently Blog. We have certainly covered this issue many times and in different ways (check out our This Toaster is Hot Page – to see how “safety” has made its way insidiously into every aspect … [Read more...] about The safety-fication of everything