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 …

Safety is the Wrong Anchor

Safety is the Wrong Anchor We are all shaped by starting points, what Jung called Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions (SDICs). SDIC is sometimes known as the 'butterfly effect'. This is the idea central to Chaos Theory that a simple starting point can lead to wickedity. Foundational to SDIC is that humans cannot predict the …

Do we really need “One More” safety brand?

Do we really need “One More” safety brand? I have just been reading an article by Kevin Jones of a “new model” of safety that the consulting firm Ernst & Young are about to launch onto the safety world. The value of this new approach, which they have termed “Plus One”, is that it apparently …