CSIR director and former chief inspector of mines, Prof May Hermanus, called for a mining safety enforcement debate.
Major incidents are rare, but they migrate to sites where managers and workers have a high risk tolerance, writes safety psychologist David Broadbent.
I became more attuned to the failure of how we think about risk tolerance after I was squashed by a car.
Safety psychologist David Broadbent explores the anatomy of industrial disasters, and strategies to diagnose and prevent them.
What are the industrial disaster lessons from multi-fatal incidents such as Texas City plant, Deepwater Horizon, and from major safety conferences?
Risk tolerance should be a constant value, but it is often just an attitude or priority, and work priorities change.
Every organisation has a general risk tolerance, and some have a killer culture. Watch out for confidential or fake health and safety data.
Risks have to be eliminated, or transferred, or managed, but never ignored. This article unpacks risk tolerance.
We make large investments in health and safety systems, but we should recognise fundamental human behaviour factors that make our systems work or fail. Personal transport is one of these crucial influences.