The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation First published 2013 and republished by request There is currently a lot of debate, confusion and frustration around the over regulation of safety … [Read more...] about The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation
Safety In The Dark Ages On Corner Cutters In a recent article: What Can Safety Learn From Desire Paths?, I wrote: Safety people often lament: “why do they take short cuts?”, “why do they … [Read more...] about Cutting Corners – Safety Regresses To The Dark Ages
An insightful article by Dennis Millard first published here: http://humanrysk.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/risk-intelligent_63.html?m=1 Are You Risk Intelligent? Risk is all around us, not all risk is … [Read more...] about Are You Risk Intelligent?
Truck Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral This the latest “safety fail” photo currently going viral on social media. A guy unloading a table-top truck, decked out head-to-toe in … [Read more...] about Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral
My favourite quote is in relation to racing drivers on normal roads and why they have more crashes and get more fines: “At their level of skill, driving like an average driver may be intolerably … [Read more...] about Risk Homeostasis Theory–Why Safety Initiatives Go Wrong
Standing on a train platform this morning I noticed that the old authoritative “STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE” had been replaced with something a little more personable (see below, as opposed to ‘in … [Read more...] about Stand Behind The Yellow Line – Do Engineering Controls Affect Risk?
Latest Air New Zealand Safety Video – Hollywood You have to hand it to Air New Zealand and their big budget, in-flight safety videos. Yeah I kinda like the new video but, like a lot of the safety … [Read more...] about Latest Air New Zealand Safety Video–Hollywood
Many Still Think That Risk Homeostasis Is A Fallacy Upon reflection, I realise that I have known of the concept of Risk Homeostasis pretty much my whole life. I can fondly remember the massive hills … [Read more...] about Many Still Think That Risk Homeostasis Is A Fallacy