Safety for Luddites I often receive marketing for safety products and get astounded at the way ‘dumb down safety’ is seduced by technology. Often the assumption is that if we collect data on an iPad somehow safety is better. Or, if we use GPS or some kind of new technological product somehow we are … [Read more...] about Safety for Luddites
Wearable Technology and Safety It is interesting to watch Safety grapple for new saviours, Techniques (Ellul) to get to zero. The latest in the ‘faith in technology’ discourse is wearable devices to give massive data and as we know, big data is also a new saviour. Didn’t you know, big data can now … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology and Safety
DOWNLOAD THE PAPER HERE: [download id="98430"] Abstract News broadcasts featuring transport disasters or horrific road crashes never fail to capture public attention or imagination and until the emergence of antisocial media platforms many events often remained newsworthy for several weeks or … [Read more...] about Blowin’ in the wind
Creative Safety - How can I become more creative? A common element of any safety system is to list and analyze hazards as part of a risk assessment process. But, when asked to think outside the square and come up with new actions to solve a problem, our brains go blank, get stuck in a rut and … [Read more...] about Creative Safety – How can I become more creative?
Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; … [Read more...] about Social Media and Safety