Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quad bikes: tractor roll overs, all over again?

There’s a push for quad bikes roll over protection*.  Is this tractors, all over again, or something different? The scenario looks similar.  Both agricultural machines.  Used by mainly small businesses.   Probably with long-term ownership/low turnover.  Used in a variety of … Continue reading

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Three layers of cheese: the new hierarchy of control

Safety in Australia “What a circus, it really is embarrassing and sends a message, a message that we aren’t serious about improving safety…. This is how a friend and colleague described the state of play in safety this morning.  I … Continue reading

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The “card” will protect you: deciphering asbestos propaganda

Here is my opinion on the meaning (in blue) behind this press release on the NBN asbestos problem:  The original text is from Independent Monitoring of Asbestos Removal: a press release from the Hon Bill Shorten Minister for Workplace Relations … Continue reading

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Don’t get business leaders interested in safety

There are many conversations about why safety science practitioners should try to win over business leaders.  It sounds good.  But the danger is that this might happen… Once convinced that safety is interesting, at this point they will stop listening … Continue reading

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