Great Video by “Dirty Jobs” host, Mike Rowe.
Mike explains how he discovered the effects of Risk Homeostasis (he calls it Risk Compensation) after, by season 3 of his show, the Safety 1st mantra had stopped his crew from thinking and to start having serious accidents:
More on Risk Homeostasis:
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