A feature article on "The Neuroscience of Personal Safety" By Cristian Sylvestre, Managing Director of HabitSafe, was published in The AusIMM Bulletin October 2017 issue.
Why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe? Most organisations think of safety in terms of hazards/risks/controls; the worker’s knowledge; and their ability to make deliberate choices with safety in mind.
Although these have merit, and are a part of the overall solution, they are not enough to prevent many incidents, even serious ones. What is missing?