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Cautions in eLearning Safety | Safety Risk

Cautions in eLearning Safety | Safety Risk | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
    I have long been concerned about the warm fuzzy feeling employers get from providing online, generic safety inductions, particularly for contractors who are then let loose in the workplace. Another great article from Dr Robert Long If you loved this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE Cautions in eLearning Safety How can I know what I think or feel until I see what I say and do? – Prof. Karl E. Weick. I recently supported a friend in attaining their Building and Construction White Card on the Internet. I found the experience quite troubling. As an educator with more than 35 years experience, there were some things which bothered me about the process. In our quest to get tickets and aquire knowledge in safety we ought not lose sight of some essentials in learning and, some issues with elearning, these are: 1. Learning is about much more than just acquiring knowledge. Head knowledge has value but until it is demonstrated in practice, it remains espoused theory. 2. Learning is a social, contextual and ethical activity. One can learn all about safety but we don’t know if our theory is compatible with reality until it is tested in situ. 3. Learning is a subjective experience. The way we learn, why we learn and what we believe are individual to us. Sensemaking is not held in common, neither can it be assumed. 4. You can’t know what someone has learned just by asking them. You can say that safety is the first priority but this is meaningless until tested by the context of a trade off for risk. Most often production receives priority over safety. 5. Correct comprehension knowledge at best targets parrot learning. Paulo Freire called this kind of knowledge “banking”. Many elearning courses are little more than a Powerpoint electronic book, with a quiz at the end. The Building and Construction White Card was like this. In this case one could obtain the White Card by trial and error guesses at the end. This is how my friend obtained his White Card. 6. Humans cannot retain extensive amounts of information in one sitting. It doesn’t take much to flood human consciousness. Bombarding the senses with data over a number of hours cannot be absorbed. Real learning is both longitudinal and relational. 7. Learning is inseparable from belief and change. Reciting answers to questions doesn’t establish belief or ownership. A computer cannot assess belief and ownership. 8. Assessment for authenticity requires relationship and human engagement. A computer cannot interpret evidence. 9. Apprenticeship learning, through mentoring and coaching where reflective practice applies, is effective learning. Demonstrated learning requires observation, interpretation and understanding.   10. Elearning requires self motivation and self guidance. It assumes a high level of learning maturity including the ability to know, transfer and apply knowledge in context once leaving the classroom/computer. These are just a few of the considerations we should be mindful of when chose elearning strategies to transmit and develop knowledge. …
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TOP 40 MOST POPULAR SAFETY AND RISK ARTICLES | Safety Risk

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TOP 40 MOST POPULAR SAFETY AND RISK ARTICLES NOT QUITE WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR? TRY OUR SEARCH BOX: More results… Exact matches only ...
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IKEA issues repair kits after 2 children crushed

IKEA issues repair kits after 2 children crushed | Safety Risk | Scoop.it

27 million IKEA chests and dressers are included in the recall, including 7 million MALM dressers after two children died from unsecured dressers falling on them.


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WINDOW CLEANER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT 65ft

WINDOW CLEANER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT 65ft | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
Contractor and director prosecuted over unsafe system of work A window cleaning firm and its sole director have been fined for health and safety breaches after

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Ode To The Safety Professional | Safety Risk

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Ode To The Safety Professional – an oldie but a goodie This piece of prose was sent in by a reader and something all safety people will relate to. Some of you may have seen it before – bad luck, I’m sure you will enjoy it again: Ode To The Safety Professional Sandwiched tightly between …
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Silences in Safety | Safety Risk

Silences in Safety | Safety Risk | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
    With the subtlety sledgehammer, Dr Rob Long knocks the unattainable, meaningless ideas and slogans like “Zero Harm” and “Safety First” right on the noggin! Read more of his articles here “Cultures that strategically know their silences are more sophisticated than cultures that fill the airwaves with meaningless noise.” Silences in Safety Sian Beilock wrote a great book called Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To. It’s a book that helps explain how goals work psychologically and how athlete’s ‘choke’ when they allow wrong messages to get into their head. In sports, there are some things you just don’t talk about or think about, that’s the key to motivation. This is one of the problems with being the ‘favourite’ team or individual, psychologically such thinking is poison to success. I have lost count of the times when I was on a team that slaughtered the opposition all year only to lose in the final. There is nothing more damaging to effort than the belief and language that talks about ‘having arrived’. One of the great things about Australian culture is its hypersensitivity to ‘bragging’. One of the key skills in communication is respect for silence. Listening and observing are just as important as telling and acting. When it comes to influencing, motivating and learning we also know that some things are best not said. We know that some messages are demotivating, or inspire wrong thinking or fill the mind with unproductive ideas. This is often illustrated in sport. Defeating, negative and uninspiring messages ‘prime’ athletes for failure, whereas positive and inspiring messages motivate them for success. Mental athletics is just as important in sports as physical athletics. Good athletes are able to block out bad messages, they just don’t need them. This doesn’t mean they are naïve or stupid, they know there is such a thing as failure, they just don’t need to talk or think about it. They know the importance of silence. Athletes know that if you fill the airwaves with unattainable perfection goals, that such ‘noise’ diminishes effort and drives complacency. When we raise our children we are also careful about silences, we don’t introduce ideas into the heads of children because we know some ideas are unethical and non-motivating. It is because we care so much about the things that influence children that we chose to be silent in some things. This is not censorship but smart education, motivating children for the right things and remaining silent about others. We also know that setting unattainable goals creates depression and anxiety, the moment the goal is not achieved the child knows they are not good enough. Psychologists know that perfectionism is a criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder and often shows up a cause of drug addiction. Indeed, filling the heads of humans with ideas that they will only be accepted if they are perfect is in itself a delusion. Demands for absolutes and the language of absolutes is …
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Leadership - What Motivates People to Become Followers? | Safety Risk

Leadership - What Motivates People to Become Followers? | Safety Risk | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
Another brilliant essay by one of my fellow Students undertaking Graduate Certificate in The Psychology of Risk at ACU – published with permission The key to leadership is motivation. What motivates people to become followers? by Frank Kraemer from www.safebound.com.au To generate sustainable motivation leadership needs to establish strategies and goals that suit follower’s self-regulatory …
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Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups – Safety Risk

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Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups In this next video from Gab and Rob’s ‘Conversations on the Couch’ series, the guys talk about Thinking Groups.
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Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability

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Safety Surveys, Bias and Predictability Rob’s new Book: “Following-Leading in Risk” is a MUST READ if you think you already know about Leadership.
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The Convenience of Complacency

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The Convenience of Complacency One of the cultural characteristics of the safety industry is fundamental attribution error . It seems that safety seeks blame before it breathes, you certainly need to if your job title includes zero.
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Measuring in Risk and Safety – Safety Risk

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Bio Latest Posts More about Rob Rob SamsOwner at Dolphyn Latest posts by Rob Sams (see all) Measuring in Risk and Safety - January 9, 2015 Who Decides What is Ugly?
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Think Different, Act Differently in Risk – Safety Risk

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Think Different, Act Differently in Risk The ‘think different’ campaign for Macintosh (Think_different) was a highly successful campaign to differentiate one computer platform against another. The campaign was launched by this successful video.
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How Do We Know? | Safety Risk

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How Do We Know? We cannot know about things we do not have a belief in. It makes no sense to say, “I know the earth is spherical, but I don’t believe it”. Yet it is important to note that believing something does not guarantee that the belief is right. (Dew and Foreman 2014) This …
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Has safety become an illness called fear? – Safety Risk

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Has safety become an illness called fear? Great article by one of our Brisbane Thinking Group Members, Keith McCabe.
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Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups – Safety Risk

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Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups In this next video from Gab and Rob’s ‘Conversations on the Couch’ series, the guys talk about Thinking Groups.

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Bunting, swords and mortarboards

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Veritas Consulting writes about Bunting, swords and mortarboards and how killjoys get their own back on society. Health and Safety show must go on.

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Doing a Risk Assessment | Safety Risk

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Another great post by Keith McCabe on LinkedIn Pulse. I think establishing and understanding the reason for doing the assessment is important as is who the customer is – usually it’s not because we want to or for our own benefit! Also, establishing the context is something I rarely see done well – we all need …
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What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock? | Safety Risk

What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock? | Safety Risk | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
What Can ‘Safety’ Learn From a Rock? I live in Australia, a country inhabited by people from many cultures, a country with a strong indigenous history and a country with a geography that is well summed up by poet Dorothea Mackellar in her poem My Country; “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping …
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Has safety become an illness called fear? – Safety Risk Blog

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Has safety become an illness called fear? Great article by one of our Brisbane Thinking Group Members, Keith McCabe.
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An Unlearning Safety Journey

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An Unlearning Safety Journey This will be my last post for 2014 and it was inspired a comment made by Rob Sams recently on On Alan Langstone’s Article: Just Distract You (please read this first).
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The Hero Myth in Modern Management | Safety Risk

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A terrific essay by one of my fellow Students undertaking Graduate Certificate in The Psychology of Risk at ACU – published with permission What is the ‘Hero Myth’? How is this Evident in Modern Management and Leadership Discourse? Unit 2 Essay – Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk, Australian Catholic University. Lecturer: Dr Robert …
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Bulletproof and Perfect in Safety

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Bulletproof and Perfect in Safety One of the messages of Christmas in the Western world is that of vulnerability.
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Charging into Mediocrity

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Charging into Mediocrity “Half a league, half a league. Half a league onwards” are words from the first line of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem about “The Charge of the Light Brigade”.
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Culture and Subculture, Which is Safety? – Safety Risk

Culture and Subculture, Which is Safety? – Safety Risk | Safety Risk | Scoop.it
Bio Latest Posts More about Rob Dr Rob LongExpert in Social Psychology, Principal & Trainer at Human Dymensions Latest posts by Dr Rob Long (see all) The Fallible Factor and What to Do About It - January 10, 2015 The Convenience of Complacency - December...
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