Workplace Safety

Never ask a Safety Person if they believe in Santa A Risk Assessment of Santa’s Toy Delivery Services There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Safety shouldn’t be about safety, it should be about living and learning. When safety is made into some bureaucratic, legal or club exercise, it has lost the plot. This is why I prefer to talk much more about risk than I do about safety.… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Choosing a Safety Consultant - A Defensive Decision? A blast from the past - first published on this day in 2015 A new client complained the other day that they had engaged, with some confidence, a large National Safety Consulting Company to complete a traffic management plan. But, the consultant who turned up was a recent graduate who ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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One thing normalized in the culture of safety is the delusional idea that ‘attributed’ measures like LTIFR actually have meaning… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Worlds Sexiest Safety Commercials – May offend!… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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“Health and Safety?? Pictures” In a recent poll 25% of our readers said they would like to see more safety related images on this site.  55% said they would like to see “funny” or “stupid” safety pictures. A reader recently brought these “health and safety” pictures to our attention. We are not promoting or condoning the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Only Way To Do a Safety Audit Properly

by Dave Collins
I wrote this one a while ago and it encouraged some great comments. I was reminded of it by a recent comment on another article about auditing being nothing but a game we play so I thought I would dust it off and put it out there again. I can now add this related article ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know

by Dave Collins
Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know Republished by request  This may seem like a pretty random topic for a blog post and that is because um, it is! Last night I got sent a link to a random blog post generator so I decided to try it out and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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10 Fun Facts–Cognitive Bias

by Dr Rob Long
image 10 Fun Facts–Cognitive Bias You will love this one as well: Test Your Reaction Times Test Your Reaction Times Not sure whether to thank Sheri Suckling for sending me this or not? It has occupied far too much of my time today. Sheri suggests that perhaps something like this could be developed to be used for testing cognitive ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Studying for a blood test…

by Dave Collins
I always thought this was my own original dumb joke - anyway good simple analogy from Joe Moore’s blog. I’ve audited sites where the the yellow paint on the handrails was still wet, a smart or experienced auditor can spot an obvious snow job! See it here: Studying for a blood test Studying for a ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Urgent Message–This is Unbelievable–I had no idea!

by Dave Collins
Every person should read this important message – I bet you had no idea how many deadly chemicals you come into contact with everyday. You may have already come into contact with this deadly substance! Urgent Hazard Alert In doing our research on the potential dangers of hand sanitisers containing carcinogens and alcohol, and trying to identify ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators

by Dave Collins
Difficulties Calculating LTIFR and Other Safety Indicators By Tom Gardener The difficulties often encountered when calculating LTIFR and other safety indicators are not with the calculation itself but with the data that is included in the calculation. What are hours worked? What is a lost time injury (LTI) or a medical treatment injury? How are employee numbers ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Think

by James Parkinson
James Parkinson asked me to post this for him. James is a good, very down to earth bloke on a journey to unlearn traditional safety. He has only just started but, reading back on some of his original comments on this blog, he has already come along way since his first light bulb moment. I ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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For the Love of Zero, Human Fallibility and Risk

by Dr Rob Long
  For the Love of Zero, Human Fallibility and Risk Free Download: Understanding Extremism and Fundamentalisms: For The Love of Zero Ch6 In a perfect world things don’t go bump and wheels don’t fall off, humans don’t make mistakes and people don’t suffer - but we don’t live in a perfect world. No amount of denial of human ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Another Brain Teaser For Safety People

by Dave Collins
Another Brain Teaser For Safety People Following the popularity of last weeks safety brain teaser – it has become clear that to be a leader in safety and risk then you have to be prepared to think and learn, a lot! – as Rob Long says “The biggest problem with safety is not non-compliance, its non-thinking”. So, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Ode To The Safety Professional

by Dave Collins
Ode To The Safety Professional - an oldie but a goodie This piece of prose was sent in by a reader and something all safety people will relate to. Some of you may have seen it before – I’m sure you will enjoy it again: Ode To The Safety Professional Sandwiched tightly between Top Brass and the teaming ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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