The Non-Science of Safety Science

The Non-Science of Safety Science By Dr Rob Long We seem to throw words about in the safety community like hoop-la at a school fete.  This not only applies to the use of the word ‘culture’ but also to destructive terminology that undermines the sensibility of understanding risk.  Expressions like ‘common sense’, ‘can do’, ‘zero …

Predicting Earthquakes and the Fear of Uncertainty

Predicting Earthquakes and the Fear of Uncertainty Guest Post by Dr Rob Long – Scary Stuff!!!! Enjoy the rest of his work: click here The news this week that 6 scientists received goal sentences (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/italian-scientist-earthquake-condemns-court) for not communicating effectively about risk should send a shiver up the spine of anyone interested in risk and safety. …