Monthly Archives: April 2013

 

 

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A kitchen safety fable

Once upon a time researchers found that many injuries in the home were due to kettles being left to boil dry.  Analysis of the accidents, that often lead to burns and fires, revealed that there were very small instances of … Continue reading

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What if the emperor has no clothes?

The accident research field is dominated by the theory that accidents are due to faulty human behavior and characteristics.  An example is the road trauma field.  Many areas of research suffer from cognitive entrenchment; ‘seeing what you expect to see’.  … Continue reading

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The magical safety town of Ballarat, Australia

[Continued from What if the emperor has no clothes?] Accidents on the west side of Ballarat were devastatingly frequent and routinely attributed to driver behavior or characteristics.  Vicroads data show that 15 people were killed in 12 collisions on a … Continue reading

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What is the NBN going to do with tonnes of asbestos?

It is a mooted Australian government objective to remove all asbestos from structures by 2030 (see Office of Asbestos Safety)(1) Outcomes: “All asbestos safely removed from all Government and commercial buildings by 2030″ (page1). Telephone conduits were made of asbestos … Continue reading

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Should safety work be done fast or slow?

Should safety work be done fast or slow?  This position of Safety Director asks whether you would like to “lead the safe delivery of construction in Victoria”.  Getting there will include “An opportunity to be innovative and strategic in an … Continue reading

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