Adverse Events: Eliminate or Anticipate?Blog by George Stavrou. Submitted as part of his assessment in Unit 5 of the Diploma in Social Psychology of Risk at The Centre For Leadership and Learning in RiskIn an endeavour to assist organisations better manage risk, the safety industry have designed various assessment tools to identify likely sources of harm, evaluate potential adverse effects and … [Continue reading...] about Adverse Events: Eliminate or Anticipate?
Complacency and The Wayward MindThe issue of complacency is a preoccupation of the risk and safety industry yet one can find little research in the sector beyond the excessive use of the label.It seems once we have declared something as ‘complacency’ we somehow know what has occurred. Usually complacency is interpreted as laziness, inattention or … [Continue reading...] about Complacency and The Wayward Mind
Risk Culture and Cultural RiskWhen the risk and safety industry defines culture it doesn’t consider critical aspects of culture. The most common definition is that culture is ‘what we do around here’ which fits in nicely with the behaviourist-cognitivist worldview that dominates the sector.So people in the risk industry role up to training programs thinking they are discussing culture but they … [Continue reading...] about Risk Culture and Cultural Risk
Paper Safe is not Due DiligenceNext Due Diligence Workshop: Due Diligence Workshop Sydney 20,21 February 2019I met Bob yesterday, a Construction Manager deeply shaken by an incident that happened on site with the possibility of multiple fatalities. Like many incidents in building and construction, he was lucky.The culture of the building and construction industry has been in the spotlight … [Continue reading...] about Paper Safe is not Due Diligence
Zero Suicide and the Discourse of DenialOne of the most unhelpful and ignorant approaches to suicide prevention is evidenced in the Zero Suicide movement (https://zerosuicide.sprc.org/ ). We see in this insane delusion with the zero discourse the: denial of death, denial of fallibility, denial of human freedom, the demonsiation of pain and suffering and, the delusion of binary oppositionalism. … [Continue reading...] about Zero Suicide and the Discourse of Denial