Some people have accused me of writing for the converted through the SafetyAtWorkBlog and the majority of followers to this blog are OHS professionals and safety regulators, but everything on the Internet is able to be found by anyone who wants to, so the broad audience exists. Sometimes, however, you need to push yourself in the media.
In February 2016, Andrew Barrett of Fidesa, was interviewed live on community radio in South Australia. He was pushing himself in to the media and, hopefully, to a new audience. As well as imparting some solid occupational health and safety information, the show, “For Buck’s Sake” – a business program on BBBFM 89.1, seems to show that even people conducting a business program are not as informed on OHS as one would expect.
OHS is described by the hosts as red tape and having “brown pants” moments; it is also “eating into profits”, and involving paper cuts, fire extinguishers and “little crazy things”. Barrett tries courageously to get beyond such examples and explain the core business significance of OHS.
For those interested in both OHS and how OHS is communicated or understood by the general public, the podcast is educational.