Recently a group of interested people in SPoR from Australia, Argentina, Europe, Canada, Romania and USA had a discussion on commonly accepted views of culture in safety. All participants are highly experienced managers in risk and safety. The discussion was based on the book Safety Cultures, Safety Models particularly chapters by Hopkins (4) and Cooper… Read More A Critique on Safety Views on Culture
The fixation and psychosis of the safety industry with ‘controls’ and ‘measures’ creates the delusion that psychosocial issues can be controlled and measured. When it comes to psychosocial issues, the last thing that helps is quantitative language and simplistic mythology. And the latest Worksafe Code of Practice on Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work exemplifies the… Read More Psychosocial Controls and Measures for Who?
Making Sense of Risk and Safety – An Interview with George Robotham by Dr Rob Long – April 2013 Dedicated to the life and work of the late George Robotham who passed away, on Sept 11th 2013. When Rob asked what mates would say at his Eulogy, George replies: I would like them to say… Read More Making Sense of Risk and Safety–Interview with George Robotham
Quirky things that work when trying to help others With the current safety theme trending toward HELPING (see Safety as a Helping Profession and I was just trying to help), I thought it timely to republish this post by the late George Robotham who wrote this a few years ago with some input from Robert Long Introduction Regardless… Read More Quirky Things That Work When Trying To Help Others
Review of the Robert Long book Risk Makes Sense by George Robotham See more details about the book HERE In my view this book is a substantial addition to the body of knowledge about Risk and OHS. Written from a psychological perspective it puts into print many of the things I have figured out for… Read More “Risk Makes Sense” Book Review