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Robert O'Neill

Robert is the founder and OHS Consulting Practice Leader of Work Safety Hub, with more than 10 years’ experience in managing safety and risk management programs.
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Rephrasing Safety: Language for a Proactive Safety Culture

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pexels-photo-3756679Fostering a Culture of Safety: The Power of Words in the Workplace

In the ever-evolving landscape of occupational health and safety management, the power of language is often underestimated. As managers and supervisors, the terms we use daily can shape perceptions, influence behaviour, and ultimately dictate our safety programs' effectiveness. The traditional safety management lexicon—words like "audit," "investigation," and "officer"—while rooted in long-standing practices, may not always serve our best interests in fostering a culture of safety that emphasises learning, improvement, and shared responsibility.

Let's embark on a linguistic revolution in our workplaces, adopting terms that promote a proactive, positive, and participatory approach to safety.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Workplace Culture, Safety Differently, Psychosocial Safety

Understanding the Impact of Psychological Health on Organisational Performance

Posted by Robert O'Neill

collab 2Explore the intricate relationship between psychological health and organisational performance.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Psychosocial Safety

Navigating the New Landscape: Psychosocial Safety Regulations Unveiled

Posted by Robert O'Neill

rml-heroDiscover the latest updates and changes in work health and safety regulations pertaining to psychosocial risks in 2024.

Psychosocial safety regulations play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of employees in the workplace. These regulations are designed to address the psychological and social factors that can impact the mental health and overall safety of workers. By implementing and adhering to these regulations, organisations can create a supportive and healthy work environment.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Psychosocial Safety

Safety II - An innovative approach to managing risk in the modern world

Posted by Robert O'Neill

Screen Shot 2021-06-10 at 4.22.52 pmIn today's fast-paced and complex world, more than traditional approaches to safety is required to manage the risks that organisations face. To truly ensure safety in the modern world, organisations need a new system that is flexible, adaptable, and resilient. 

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Topics: Safety Differently, Safety II

Moving from Fantasy Plans to Realistic Safety: The Role of the Safety Professional

Posted by Robert O'Neill

construction worker in disbeliefSafety, without a doubt, remains a paramount concern for any organisation. With an increasingly interconnected world, an ever-evolving technological landscape and rising public awareness, effective safety measures are more critical than ever. The responsibility of a safety professional in this regard cannot be overstated. They serve as the guardians of workplace safety, ensuring that safety systems and processes effectively safeguard employees and the general public. Regrettably, traditional methodologies employed in system-level hazard analysis often fail to genuinely depict an organisation's safety standing and corresponding response mechanisms. In this blog post, we delve into how a proactive stance, supplemented by the pivotal role of the safety professional, can facilitate the transition from fantasy plans to an attainable safety reality.

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Topics: Organisational Resilience