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image.pngThe Worm at the Core The history of evolution and biology tell us that humans are born with countless systems of self-preservation. However, the Bradley Curve version of safety tells us we are born with the drive for self annihilation. Apparently our 'natural instincts' are to self harm. Strange, this is contradicted by the history of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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clip_image001_thumb.pngInductions – A Missed Leadership Opportunity Guest Post by Paul Nieuwoudt - First published here: www.leadership-observer.com The first introduction people often have to our companies is when they attend the workplace induction, and for that reason inductions hold great potential in ensuring a lasting impact is made on inductees. That being the case, it is interesting to consider who ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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safety-disruption_thumb.jpg“There are no trends in safety at present that give any inkling that disruption is even a possibility. The Regulation, Act, systems and standards are certainly not shrinking nor changing.” Just Because You Speak it, Doesn’t Make It So Safety and the Spin of ‘Disruption’. One of the benefits of living in Canberra is keeping one’s ear to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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online-induction.jpgConstruction Worker Sacked for Doing Online Safety Inductions Properly Well not really but perhaps they should be - and that is no more ridiculous than believing that everybody is doing them properly! If the new disruptive safety movement says we should reward renegades, creativity and innovation then it is exactly the kind of compliant, time wasting ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.png SEEK - Essentials in Investigations Next SEEK Workshop scheduled for Brisbane on 9, 10 and 11th November 2016, spots limited and filling fast! DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE:  We train people to investigate because we know there is no zero harm. Fallible life and fallible systems don’t always go right. Whilst we don’t wish misfortune on anyone it is important ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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image_thumb.pngHuman Dymensions Newsletter September 2016 Welcome to this packed Newsletter with heaps of news, research and information on the work of Human Dymensions and The Social Psychology of Risk. If you got this second hand and find it helpful then subscribe here: admin@humandymensions.com Social Sensemaking It is great to announce the publication of Rob Sam’s book Social Sensemaking, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Does our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’?

by Rob Sams
image.pngDoes our World Need More ‘Lore’ and Less ‘Law’? First published here: http://dolphyn.com.au/world-need-lore-less-law/ I can personally and very highly recommend Rob's new book "Social Sensemaking" - I'm on my 3rd read! I was at a function recently where the customary ‘Welcome to Country’ (see a link HERE if you are not familiar with this custom) was conducted by ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Reason Safety Has Gone So Crazy

by Dave Collins
Fear_thumb.jpgThe Reason Safety Has Gone So Crazy - With Must Watch Video This recent article of ours Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral  has gone viral itself and it leads very well into this article. One of  main reasons that safety has become so silly and out of control basically comes down to the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Downturn Doin’ Your Head In? Let’s Chat….

by Drewie
clip_image002_thumb.jpg  FIFO Chat Group In Mandurah, WA - 21st September   Having so many conversations lately with FIFO peeps who are suffering in this downturn, who despite their best efforts just cannot find work. It is a tough market out there at the minute. If it is doin’ your head in, grinding your gears, or you are cool with it ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral

by Dave Collins
harness-truck.jpgTruck Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral This the latest “safety fail” photo currently going viral on social media. A guy unloading a table-top truck, decked out head-to-toe in all the PPE imaginable including a fall arrest harness which obviously isn't going to work very effectively. TICK, TICK , TICK and FLICK……. Apart ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Illusion Of Hazard Identification

by Dave Collins
image.pngThe Illusion Of Hazard Identification Thanks to John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca for suggesting this latest viral image and its link to hazard spotting. I remember, many years ago, when I was a very dissonant Safety Consultant, being able to walk onto any site and spot a plethora of hitherto undiscovered and potentially deadly hazards - according to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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15 Safety Precautions When Working With Electricity

by Dave Collins
Depositphotos_2855293_xs_thumb.jpg15 Safety Precautions Electricians and Home Owners Need To Take When Working With Electricity Click HERE for Electrical Equipment Risk Assessment Forms and Checklists It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What can Safety Learn From the Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree?

by Rob Sams
stinging-tree_thumb.jpgCurrently enjoying Rob Sams new book: Social Sensemaking. One of the chapters is based on this article from last year - lots for Safety to learn here: What can Safety Learn From the Gympie Gympie Stinging Tree? This week I have been holidaying in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a warm climate and a great way ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Bias – You Wonder Why Traditional Safety Can Never Work

by Dave Collins
cognitive-bias-codex_thumb.jpgBias - You Wonder Why Traditional Safety Can Never Work The Way We Expect It To Just reading “Why We Make Mistakes” which is Chapter 12 of Rob Sams’ excellent new book Social Sensemaking. (yes, I am biased – read on and you could get a free copy!). In this Chapter, Rob refers to one of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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I Just Want Clear Answers

by Rob Sams
Choice-Workers-Comp_thumb.jpgI Just Want Clear Answers By Rob Sams, Author of the must read Social Sensemaking - Click HERE to Order   I woke recently while staying in a hotel room with a feeling that I’ve not experienced before; I couldn’t walk. As I went to get out of bed, ready for what was to be an action packed ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Triarchic Thinking and Risk

by Dr Rob Long
safe-unsafe_thumb.jpgTriarchic Thinking and Risk The language and symbols of the risk and safety industry are plagued with everything binary. The imagined certainty of black and white thinking in a random and fallible world affords the idea that human behavior is predictable and mechanical. Nothing is more delusional than the notion that anything human is both fully ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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