Essendon air crash: what will the investigators be looking for? Geoffrey Dell, CQUniversity Australia Just before 9am on Feb 21st, a twin-engined Beechcraft B200 Super King Air turbo-prop aircraft took off from runway 17 at Essendon Airport outside Melbourne in Victoria. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency and reported an engine failure to […]
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Why we need a new science of safety Philip Thomas, University of Bristol It is often said that our approach to health and safety has gone mad. But the truth is that it needs to go scientific. Managing risk is ultimately linked to questions of engineering and economics. Can something be made safer? How […]
How safe is that driver next to you? A trucker’s poor health could increase crash risk As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial […]
FactCheck: do better pay rates for truck drivers improve safety? Michael Quinlan, UNSW Australia The evidence is that if you ensure that people travel safely in terms of safe rates you will get proper outcomes … you will get improved safety. – Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, speaking on RN Breakfast, April […]
The New York Subway Signs Experiment (Video) In NYC, subway conductors have to point at a black and white sign to prove that they’re paying attention. They do it at every hour, at every stop, so a group of commuters decided to make their day.
Germany train crash: ways in which rail safety systems can fail Sarah Sharples, University of Nottingham Whenever we hear of an accident such as the head on train collision that occurred in Bavaria, our first thoughts must be with the victims who were killed or injured, and their friends and families. But as with all […]
Guidance for managing the risks of diesel exhaust Safe Work Australia has developed a guide and information sheet on managing the risks of diesel exhaust exposure in the workplace. Short term exposure to high levels of diesel exhaust can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation or even suffocation. Long term exposure can worsen allergies, […]