Tag Archives: Safety

Dumb ways to die – novel – but useless

The ‘Dumb ways to die’ is a big hit in the advertising scene winning awards at Cannes. Here are the statistics.  Where do you think the incredible advertising campaign started?  The answer is quarter 4, 2012.  There has been no … Continue reading

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Why speed signs should be removed

Speed signs should be removed from most urban roads.  They are not necessary in most places, hazardous on the roadside, waste tonnes of steel and distract drivers from their main task. The design of speed signage is arranged to prove … Continue reading

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Healthy lifestyles… and asbestos?

Does anyone see anything ironic here? Life. Be in it.  is a healthly lifestyle initiative.  Below is a very old promotional sticker.  By the look of it, the healthly lifestyle initiative was once sponsored by James Hardie Industries, a maker … Continue reading

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School crossings designed backwards

Maze or chicane fences are used in workplaces and on the road to slow pedestrians at a crossing. This example is at a school on a highway in Australia.  There are fences either side to concentrate the pedestrians at one … Continue reading

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Swimming pools – complex enclosures with hidden areas

Here is an example of the problem with the swimming pool standards.  The enclosure can meet the standard and include the entire backyard, multiple access, hidden places, outbuildings, cubby houses, tool sheds, etc.  The problem is known but the requirement … Continue reading

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How to promote innovation in OHS law (beyond harmonization) – text version

Here is the text of the article (OHS Professional June 2012). How to Promote Innovation in OHS Law The state of play with the harmonization was summarized by Michael Tooma, Alena Titterton and Melissa Carnell in the previous edition.  In … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with safety: yellow jackets and superficiality

A recent forum posed the question “what’s wrong with safety”?  Thankfully there is plenty wrong with safety.  If there were no problems it might be harder to improve! Problem 1. Yellow jackets and superficial safety. Politicians routinely wear high-visibility yellow … Continue reading

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