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What is good safety culture

What are the elements of good safety culture?

Hale’s (2000) “elements for a good culture for safety” In a Safety Science editorial titled ‘Culture’s confusions,’ Hale (2000) offered the following list of eight “elements for a good culture for...

CFMEU supports reviewinto Queensland fatalities

Brady report revelations supported by CFMEU

The CFMEU says that the major report into Queensland mining fatalities released in Parliament warns that more workers will die unless the industry comprehensively changes its approach to safety...

Zero harm may be an unreal response

Zero harm safety – Just say no!

We are still causing too much serious injury illness and death at work and if we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result. In 2012, Dave Whitefield shared his thoughts with us on Zero...

What is mine safety leadership?

What is mining safety leadership?

The term ‘mining safety leadership’ is often used throughout the mining industry to herald an individual or companies achievements in mine safety. But it can mean many things to many...

Workplace Safety low hanging fruit

Beyond the low hanging fruit in workplace safety

OPINION Dave Whitefield writes ….Now, I’m going to drastically oversimplify workplace safety here, but essentially I would like to put forward a case. To achieve great safety outcomes we only...

James Palmer BHP - Mine Safety Changes required

What BHP’s Asset President said about mine safety

James Palmer, BHP’s Captain of the ship in the Bowen Basin gave a speech to industry players last week in Mackay. That speech alluded to an acknowledgement of the state of safety in mines...

safety obervations or interventions

Safety observations or safety intervention

Safety observations or safety interventions…we’re very hung up on language. Dave Whitefield shares his thoughts and challenges the notion of behavioural based safety….. WHAT’S IN A...