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Has Zero Harm Sown The Seeds of its Own Destruction?

Zero Harm is dead, long live ……whatever comes next Article by Kevin Jones First published here Zero Harm was an enormously popular motivational aim for OHS.  It originated as a response in some large organisations where safety performance was plateauing and who felt that they had achieved as much as they could in redesigning work…

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The Problem with Zero Harm

The Problem with Zero Harm Originally posted here: http://www.safetyrisk.net/the-problem-with-zero-harm/ This video discusses one of the many arguments against the zero harm concept, zero language and discourse. The language of zero as an absolute and the framing of risk and safety in perfectionism is deeply problematic for establishing a culture of openness, reporting, respect, relationship, trust…

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Vision for safety in Australia

Vision for safety in Australia By the late George Robotham   My vision for what an excellent approach to OHS in Australia looks like: We get rid of emotive terminology such as accident, cause and blame. Alternatives are available Get rid of Zero Harm approaches We finally come to the realization that the focus must…

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Mal Meninga – Safety Ambassador for Zero Harm

Mal Meninga – Safety Ambassador for Zero Harm QLD Rugby League legend Mal Meninga has been named as a safety ambassador.  Mal has a personal belief in the importance of the Zero Harm at Work Program—and the devastating potential consequences it addresses—as his father died tragically as the result of a workplace incident. State of…

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking

Zero Incident Goals Motivate Risk-Taking, Not Excellence Just came across the interesting article by Shawn M. Galloway. Shaun makes a good point when he says that in organisations that promote zero harm as being safety excellence then anything an employee does and isn’t harmed is probably automatically assumed to be excellence??? – a very tenuous…

All Injuries are Preventable and Other Silly Safety Sayings

Latest article by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com – quotable quote: “The use of silly and meaningless safety language matters, it creates a distraction and delusion that safety and risk are being addressed. We may feel good about speaking such words but they dumb down culture and distract people from taking safety seriously”. All Injuries…

Zero Harm Takes The Focus Off Risk Management

Post by Dave Collins on Safety and Risk Management – Free Safety and Risk Management Checklists, Templates, Downloads, Images, Creative Ideas, Discussion and Articles. Zero Harm Takes The Focus Off Risk Management The OHS Leaders Summit was held recently on the Gold Coast in QLD Australia. At the Summit, various OHS Leaders were asked to…

The Gemba Safety Walk

The Gemba Safety Walk – Is it Silly? Tried and failed or just gotten a tad bored with Zero Harm, BBS and MBWA? It seems the latest silver bullet being peddled by a few Snake Oil Salesmen is the “Safety Gemba Walk”. I’ve only just discovered this trendy new safety concept and still trying to…

Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe–Really?

Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe; Really?   I really enjoyed this post and the “points” by Max Geyer on his blog VIAMAX CONSULTING . Another example of over zealous zero harm style risk control creating a greater risk – how would the poor echidna defend itself from predators now?!! I have…

Resilience and Safety

Resilience and Safety Another inspiring article by Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com I can highly recommend his latest book REAL RISK – Human Discerning and Risk The ability to adapt, ‘bounce back’, learn, cope and manage adversity is an essential attribute when we consider the nature of work and safety. We live in a world…