Talking Risk Videos – Humanising Workers Compensation

by Rob Sams on May 22, 2015

in Psychology of Safety and Risk,Talking Risk,Workers Compensation



Humanising Workers Compensation – Conversation on the Couch with Rob and James

imageIn this 2 part video series, a couple of our authors, Rob Sams and James Ellis, have a chat about the dehumanizing discourse in the field of workers compensation and how it dis-empowers injured workers by removing their choices and hinders their recovery. In fact the traditional system can actually induce what James calls “secondary Injury”. The guys discus the more successful approach of “meeting” and listening to and engaging people rather than just “processing” them.

Humanising Workers Compensation – James & Rob from Conversations on the Couch on Vimeo.

Humanising Workers Compensation Part 2- James & Rob from Conversations on the Couch on Vimeo.

 

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The workers compensation discourse

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The workers compensation discourse A friend that I study with visited me recently with his wife. Cheekily, she chastised us for overusing the word ‘discourse’. “Why don’t you just say conversation or talking” she suggested? Almost simultaneously, and defensively, we responded by stating our position…..that discourse is so much more than the spoken words.According to Iara …… Read the rest of the article

Safety then and now, how did we survive?

 

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Great insight by Keith McCabe – just posted on LinkedIn Pulse Safety then and now, how did we survive? People haven’t really changed that much their perception of safe is really much as it’s always been what has changed a lot is people’s perception of entitlement. Years ago if someone was asked …… Read the rest of the article

 

How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation?

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How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation? How do our expectations get us into trouble? Oh, and what is the meaning of life? I’m not so sure which I enjoy most anymore, being right or being wrong? My family, who are accustomed to my insatiable appetite for being right are (I expect) rolling on the …… Read the rest of the article

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Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War?

Choice-Workers-Comp_thumb.jpgIntroducing our latest awesome Author: James Ellis from The Framework Group Is Choice The First Casualty in the Worker’s Compensation War? Every day we make decisions based on insufficient information, informed by our biases and shortcuts, which ironically, we’re also ignorant to. Even in the google and wikipedia enhanced era of information technology, oversimplification constantly tempts us. …… Read the rest of the article

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Rob is an experienced safety and people professional, having worked in a broad range of industries and work environments, including manufacturing, professional services (building and facilities maintenance), healthcare, transport, automotive, sales and marketing. He is a passionate leader who enjoys supporting people and organizations through periods of change. Rob specializes in making the challenges of risk and safety more understandable in the workplace. He uses his substantial skills and formal training in leadership, social psychology of risk and coaching to help organizations understand how to better manage people, risk and performance. Rob builds relationships and "scaffolds" people development and change so that organizations can achieve the meaningful goals they set for themselves. While Rob has specialist knowledge in systems, his passion is in making systems useable for people and organizations. In many ways, Rob is a translator; he interprets the complex language of processes, regulations and legislation into meaningful and practical tasks. Rob uses his knowledge of social psychology to help people and organizations filter the many pressures they are made anxious about by regulators and various media. He is able to bring the many complexities of systems demands down to earth to a relevant and practical level.

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