Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Reality of Goal Conflicts and Trade-offs

“Safety is our number 1 priority!” But is it really? Continue reading

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Shorrock’s Law of Limits

“When you put a limit on a measure, if that measure relates to efficiency, the limit will be used as a target.” Continue reading

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What Human Factors isn’t: 4. A Cause of Accidents

‘Human Factors’ (or Ergonomics) is often presented as something that it’s not, or as something that is only a small part of the whole. Rather than just explain what Human Factors is, in this sporadic series of short posts I … Continue reading

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