OHS and Les Henley

Les Henley is an OHS professional with Safety Australia Group and often challenges my article. I appreciate the dialogue. This is the latest in a series of profiles/articles intended to humanise occupational health and safety people beyond the structures of LinkedIn and other professional profile site. If you want to participate, email your responses to … Continue reading “OHS and Les Henley”

Where does OHS fit?

Any assessment of ethics in relation to occupational health and safety (OHS) is worthwhile and so the release of a chapter on ethics by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) generated some excitement. That excitement diminished somewhat as this Chapter of the Body of Knowledge (BoK) dealt with ethics in a very narrow …

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SafetyAtWorkBlog’s Christmas reading list

The media is full of lists of Christmas reading, usually in order to sell books.  Below is a selection of the safety-related books that are in my Summer reading pile. (No, I am not going to list the Batman comics or Star Trek books.  That would be embarrassing.) Social Sensemaking I first met Robert Sams … Continue reading “SafetyAtWorkBlog’s Christmas reading list”

Editing is an essential element of safety communication

In a comment to a recent blog article Gregor McGhee asked: “Just out of curiosity can you recommend any books for comparison with respect to presentation, footnotes, references and endnotes?” Most books related to occupational health and safety (OHS) are written by academics for an academic audience so there are clear referencing protocols and styles with … Continue reading “Editing is an essential element of safety communication”

Risky Conversations – enlightening and confusing

Recently SafetyAtWorkBlog reviewed a safety book of terrific content but poor presentation.  Last week  received an Australian book which presented different issues.  “Risky Conversations – The Law, Social Psychology and Risk” has been written by Dr Robert Long, lawyer Greg Smith and consultant Craig Ashhurst and is the fifth in a series of books about … Continue reading “Risky Conversations – enlightening and confusing”