As we discussed in our story about technology adoption last week, an effective and pervasive safety culture may actually increase certain types of risky behaviour. The danger results from the corrosive impact of complacency.
The problem is that effective safety measures make it increasingly unlikely that anyone will witness the grisly outcomes of bad practice. It may even become a rarity to experience those unforgettable feelings of shock and subsequent relief triggered by a lucky escape or near miss.
As a result, the real need for safety measures may never be taken fully to heart by some. People may even cease to believe that crucial protections are really necessary…read more