Workshop - Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk A new group started their journey in the Social Psychology of Risk studies in Sydney on 10-12 May at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. Participants came from all over Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand and from a range of industries. The … [Read more...] about Workshop – Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk
Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 Book Launch 21 November 2014 DOWNLOAD THE FLYER WITH CONTACT LINKS Follow-Leading in Risk Launch Flyer RSVP: Email Brad Markham Rob and Craig are pleased to invite you to the launch of book 4 in the series on risk. The details of the book … [Read more...] about Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014
Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century Despite the backlash against ‘elf ‘n safety’ in both the UK and Australia (eg. Brown and Hanlon In The Interests of Safety; Tim Gill , No Fear and Long, Risk Makes Sense the Victorian regulator continues to show just why people hate … [Read more...] about Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century
The Safety Silver Bullet I found it! You can buy your official silver bullet HERE >>>> The idea of finding a silver bullet is that there is a perfect solution to a problem. It’s a simple idea that comes from binary absolute thinking. Such thinking is very common in safety and proposes … [Read more...] about The Silver Bullet
Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm. Download a copy of the paper (includes the Bibliography for the references): Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm The prevention of harm is about trying to see, predict and control all things that may deliver an undesired outcome. … [Read more...] about Building resilience trumps the prevention of harm
Investigations and The Simplicity Attraction In the face of so much noise, competing values, diversity and confusion stands the myth of Occam’s Razor, a wish that when faced with multiple factors, humans will always opt for the shortest simplest route. The 14th Century philosopher/theologian … [Read more...] about Investigations and The Simplicity Attraction
Does Safety Have A Soul? In Chapter 1 of my latest book Envisioning Risk, Seeing, Vision and Meaning in Risk , I discuss the linguistics of ‘soul’ in art, music and movies. In the top 500 songs of all time we find endless reference to spirit, transcendence, Afterlife, soul and the … [Read more...] about Does Safety Have A Soul?
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 … [Read more...] about How does collective mindfulness apply to workers compensation?
Is The Safety and Risk Revolution Coming? This afternoon I had some great, as always, conversation with my good mates Rob Sams and Max Geyer. We spoke at length at how inspired they have been lately working with companies who want to embrace real safety and risk through the understanding the … [Read more...] about Is The Safety and Risk Revolution Coming?
Late last year I Unsubscribed to dozens of “safety” newsletters (See Isn’t Safety Supposed to be a Positive Thing). Every time I opened these newsletters I was confronted by fines & punishments, legislative updates, death & injury, PPE and the latest snake oil – That’s not safety - I was … [Read more...] about Dolphyn’s First Newsletter for 2015