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Do you know the science behind what works and doesn’t work when it comes to keeping people safe in your organisation? Each week join Dr Drew Rae and Dr David Provan from the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University as they break down the latest safety research and provide you with practical management tips.

The Safety of Work David Provan

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

Do you know the science behind what works and doesn’t work when it comes to keeping people safe in your organisation? Each week join Dr Drew Rae and Dr David Provan from the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University as they break down the latest safety research and provide you with practical management tips.

    Ep.95 Do Take-5 risk assessments contribute to safe work?

    Ep.95 Do Take-5 risk assessments contribute to safe work?

    We realized that this episode will be our first “three-person” podcast discussion.We’ve invited Jop Havinga, co-author of today’s paper and fellow Griffith University colleague, to join us. Our discussion today centers around the paper “Should We Cut the Cards?"

    • 56 min
    Ep.94 What makes a quality leadership engagement for safety?

    Ep.94 What makes a quality leadership engagement for safety?

    Our discussion today centers around the paper entitled: “Assessing the Quality of Safety-Focused Leadership Engagements” by Siddharth Bhandari, Matthew R. Hallowell, Caleb Scheve, James Upton, Wael Alruqi, and Mike Quashne– published by the American Society of Safety Professionals in January 2022.

    • 49 min
    Ep.93 Do the benefits of Lifesaving rules outweigh the negative consequences?

    Ep.93 Do the benefits of Lifesaving rules outweigh the negative consequences?

    Our discussion today centers around a 2017 Journal of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) paper, Golden safety rules: are they keeping us safe? by Samantha J. Fraser and Daryl Colgan.  Although the paper was published in a trade journal and not an academic one, the research is solid, even though they could have made it semi-structured and somewhat open-ended to find out even more from the interviewees.

    • 52 min
    Ep.92 How do different career paths affect the roles and training needs of safety practitioners?

    Ep.92 How do different career paths affect the roles and training needs of safety practitioners?

    Our discussion today centers around a Safety Science paper from 2008 titled, “Reflexive approach to the activity of preventionists and their training needs: Results of a French study”  (Volume 46, Issue 8, October 2008, Pages 1271-1288 Safety Science by Alain Garrigoua and Guy Peissel-Cottenazb)

    • 52 min
    Ep.91 How can we tell when safety research is C.R.A.A.P?

    Ep.91 How can we tell when safety research is C.R.A.A.P?

    Our discussion today centers around the Sarah Blakeslee one-page reference guideline for citing research sources (Blakeslee, Sarah (2004) "The CRAAP Test," LOEX Quarterly: Vol. 31: No. 3, Article 4.) The paper is not peer-reviewed, but it is a helpful and worthwhile reference to keep in mind when writing your papers.  While Drew actually uses this guide with his students, research shows that even with the guidelines in front of them, many do not do the work and screen for these elements when using sources.

    • 49 min
    Ep.90 Does formal safety management displace operational knowledge?

    Ep.90 Does formal safety management displace operational knowledge?

    Our discussion today centers around a 2014 paper by a group of Norwegian academics (Almklov,  Rosness, & Størkersen) entitled “When safety science meets the practitioners: Does safety science contribute to marginalization of practical knowledge?” From the Journal of Safety Science, 67, 25-36.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Mumma Bec ,

Helpful

Drew and David break down complex safety issues and theories into easy to understand and easy to listen to parts. What could easily be boring subject matter is not at all hard to listen to.
Thanks for this great Podcast.

CavallageriFC ,

Very informative

Such a great podcast. Rather than just discussing aspects of safety, they examine research and help us interpret it which is very used

decimalpointjeff ,

My go to safety podcast

This is my go-to podcast to geek out on science. Given the background of the hosts it’s no surprise that it can drift off sometime into high level theory and Safety philosophy, but to their credit they try and bring it down to a practical level. I feel more knowledgeable every time I listen to Drew and David.

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