The fixation and psychosis of the safety industry with ‘controls’ and ‘measures’ creates the delusion that psychosocial issues can be controlled and measured. When it comes to psychosocial issues, the last thing that helps is quantitative language and simplistic mythology. And the latest Worksafe … [Read more...] about Psychosocial Controls and Measures for Who?
How Not to View Mental Health and Safety The latest animated promo from Worksafe Victoria is yet another classic fail when it comes to understanding and tackling mental health. Why is it that Safety continues to go to dumb animations and semiotics that convey the opposite message for what is … [Read more...] about How Not to View Mental Health and Safety
Ummm, More Dumb Safety In the good old tradition of safety irrelevance, we have one more furry icon to add to the repertoire of Meerkats, broken eggs, pickles, hazardmen, sexy sophie, mum’s for safety and a host of dumb ideas cajoled into the marketing of safety … [Read more...] about Ummm, More Dumb
The Medium is The Message We’ve known for over 50 years that the Medium is the Message . It matters how you transport the message as much as what message it is which you wish to transport. And if the medium contradicts the message, it’s the message of the medium that sticks not the text of the … [Read more...] about The Medium is The Message
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
Safety Spud Heads Will Love This A reader just sent me this article from ZDNET – Unbelievable! Just shows the battle that the band of merry people have ahead of us against the Kings and their Sheriffs. If you don't understand people and safety then the obvious answer, of course, is to spend a … [Read more...] about Safety Spud Heads Will Love This
Another great post by the Safety Nerd: Where the bloody hell are you? Posted on December 3, 2011 by The Safety Nerd Okay, so there was a lot of who-ha relating to the rush to the starting blocks being 1st January 2011 for these new WHS laws, but quite a few of the states at the eleventh hour … [Read more...] about WHS Harmonisation Update
Worksafe Releases New Manual Handling Video – No Sprains, Big Gains Manual Handling has always been one of the most important concern in the workplace and although these injuries don't spill any blood, they are the most long term and costly to deal with. I am still amazed at how people think it is … [Read more...] about Worksafe Releases Helpful New Manual Handling Video
Dangerous Machines WorkSafe has begun a campaign to raise industry awareness of the hazards associated with using certain types of dangerous machines and to promote WorkSafe’s new online plant registration system. Download the flyer: [download id="196"] Over the next 12 months, across all … [Read more...] about Dangerous Machines
Where is the Mothership? Latest rant by Sarah Jane (Safety Nerd) from Riskology Consulting. See it here: http://riskologyconsulting.com.au/where-is-the-mothership/ As a Safety Professional, the harmonisation of OHS laws recently have become more of a minefield than harmonised, employers don’t … [Read more...] about Where is the Mothership?