Is Precaution a Virtue?

Safety is a balancing act (dialectic) between the Precautionary Principle and engaging in risk so far as is reasonably practicable (the ALARP Principle) (https://safetyrisk.net/when-safety-is-beyond-your-control/ ). Nowhere in the Legislation, Regulation or Standards is there any expectation of zero, this is… Read the rest

Paralysis by Precaution

Paralysis by Precaution Munthe (2011) investigates the cost of precaution in his book The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk. The Precautionary Principle (PP) is sometimes called ‘prudent avoidance’ and is premised on the idea that inaction in… Read the rest