Thinking Outside the Safety Bubble

Thinking Outside the Safety Bubble It is good to read that someone recognizes the ‘safety bubble’, OHS Thoughts Trapped In The Bubble = thanks Kevin. The metaphor of a ‘bubble’ conveys the idea of an insular, self-absorbed environment that is inflated by delusion. Image Source (I must get one of these, ED) So, is the …

WE NEED YOU BACK?

WE NEED YOU BACK? Having worked for several contractors over the years and then working for a consulting company I must say things seem very different. With the consultant work I often get asked to review policies and procedures. One of the biggest questions that come up when I am working with the return to …

The Safety Charade as Tokenism in Safety

The Safety Charade as Tokenism in Safety We learn today that Boeing have been proud participants in the Safety Charade (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/the-great-safety-charade/). The Safety Charade is when you spruik the propaganda of safety, usually zero harm, and then go about your business with real belief running underneath in culture. BP is also another classic example (https://safetyrisk.net/the-bradbury-effect-bp-syndrome-and-trifr-stats/). …

Safety at the Margins

Safety at the Margins I note with interest the disappointment with mainstream Safety with being on the political margins, evidenced in recent blogs (The party politics of safety , The politics of safety, OHS is largely overlooked even on its special day ). However, there are good reasons why Safety doesn’t connect socially or politically …

Shock and Fear in Safety

Shock and Fear in Safety There is a naïve belief in the safety industry that shocking people and the dynamics of fear are effective. We see this in the many ‘horror’ photos and clips in the sector as well as the countless injured people who are trotted out with the message ‘don’t be like me’. …