Monthly Archives: January 2013

Is going to hospital more dangerous than smoking cigarettes?

Is going to hospital more dangerous than smoking cigarettes?  Are “dirty doctors doing you damage”?  Actually it is about the same.  I was prompted to think about this by the advertisement below (Australian).  The message is that “every cigarette is … Continue reading

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Tunnel crashes – too easy, just blame the drivers and let the designers off

The Victorian Coroner recommends that “…future road tunnels requires a design that incorporates an emergency lay-by…” Here is the finding and a news article Coroner pushes for ban on tunnel lane changes (ABC News 30 January 2013). The truck driver, … Continue reading

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Illusions of safety success

Workplace deaths on the decline!  The Age, 8 January 2013. If the rate of workplace deaths declines, anyone who has anything to do with workplace safety can pat themselves on the back and say that their efforts must be working … Continue reading

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