New Year Safety Trade-Offs and By-Products

New Year Safety Trade-Offs and By-Products Hassan Vally introduces us to the concept of ‘microlives’ (http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8223) which attempts to measure the life value of directions taken in life. For example: every hour of TV on the couch adds up to 15 minutes off your life whereas a daily serve of vegetables adds a couple of …

The Mossie Coil and Safety

The Mossie Coil and Safety The concept of by-products and trade-offs ought to be mandatory in any safety training. The naïve idea that policy decisions and safety decisions are neutral is nonsense. As humans live as social beings there can be no decision in risk that is made without implications, consequences or impact on others. …

Safety Gone Mad

Safety Gone Mad This is what happens when people have too much power and authority,  no idea about discerning risk or any concept of the by-products of just banning things for ‘safety reasons’. See Rob Longs recent article: The Safety Worldview. This is going straight to our HOT TOASTER PAGE As if there aren't a …

Real Safety Pro’s (and Cons)

Real Safety Pro’s (and Cons) – Safety Strikes Again! Following on from two recent and surprisingly popular articles – You’ve Just Got To Love Safety and Porn Safety (safe for work), I was sent a story this morning from the www.telegraph.co.uk (I promised not to blame them if I wrote a blog about it!): Working …

Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis

Let’s Get The Dirt On Root Cause Analysis It has been said that our seduction with the notion of root cause analysis has done more damage to safety and risk that anything else - there is likely never going to be a definitive root cause for anything - and how far back do we go …