Predictably Arational, Safety as a Superstition One of the most annoying things about Daniel Ariely's book Predictably Irrational is that it allows risk and safety people to dismiss aspects of human decision making as stupid when they are not. The framing of the word ‘irrational’ is simply … [Read more...] about Predictably Arational, Safety as a Superstition
Safety Superstitions One of the trade-offs in the limited STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum (https://safetyrisk.net/isnt-it-time-we-reformed-the-whs-curriculum/) in safety is its inability to perceive its own religious trends and superstitions … [Read more...] about Safety Superstitions
Why Doing All the Right Things Sometimes Fall Flat Article by Phil LaDuke on his blog PHIL LA DUKE'S BLOG Phil says: Mimicking the practices of the world's safest companies often results in lacklustre results. I've spent a fair amount of time exploring and pondering the reasons why and … [Read more...] about Why Doing All the Right Things Sometimes Fall Flat
Why Be Rational When the Good Old LTI Superstition Will Do? By Dr Robert Long from www.humandymensions.com. One of the greatest irrational superstitions in the safety and risk industry is the mythical link between Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and culture. The attribution of causal links between LTIs … [Read more...] about Why Be Rational When the Good Old LTI Superstition Will Do?