On today’s episode of Safety of Work, Drew is out, so we have a special guest, Russell McMullan!
Russell is a safety practitioner based in New Zealand. He joins us to tell us about his work and together we wonder if safety and design processes change the design itself.
- Is safety and design effective?
- Risk shuffling.
- Russell’s key findings.
- The hierarchy of controls.
- The proper use of safety and design.
- Evaluating design to minimize risk.
- Practical advice from Russell.
“We don’t always have opportunities in safety science to get some objective artifacts…”
“I’ve never heard of a designer saying they’ve got plenty of time and a ton of budget, so let’s, you know, get down and optimize for safety.”
“And if we start by listing the operations before we list the hazards or risks, then we’re going to be in a much better place.”