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The Safety of Work

David Provan

Do you know the science behind what works and doesn’t work when it comes to keeping people safe in your organisation? Each week join Dr Drew Rae and Dr David Provan from the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University as they break down the latest safety research and provide you with practical management tips.

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David and Drew share insights into Dr. Provan’s PhD research journey, exploring the scarce guidance and fragmented views within academic research on safety practices. They discuss the challenges of painting a clear picture of the day-to-day responsib... more

25 days ago

Today’s paper, “Multiple Systemic Contributors versus Root Cause: Learning from a NASA Near Miss” by Katherine E. Walker et al, examines an incident wherein a NASA astronaut nearly drowned (asphyxiated) during an Extravehicular Activity (EVA 23) on t... more

2 months ago

Using the Waterfall incident as a striking focal point, we dissect the investigation and its aftermath, we share personal reflections on the implementation of safety recommendations and the nuances of assessing systems designed to protect us. From th... more

2 months ago

Using the paper, “Digital Twins in Safety Analysis, Risk Assessment and Emergency Management.” by Zio and Miqueles, published in the technical safety journal, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, we examine intricate simulations that predict tr... more

3 months ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 192 ratings
  • Fantastic work gents

    Your podcast is one of the best. I have learnt so much from you two. It’s amazing how often I use the learnings from your PC in situations that have nothing to do with traditional safety. Ever leader of people should be tuning in!

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    Australiaa year ago
  • It’s an education

    I don’t work in safety or engineering, yet I find this podcast an education. I work in cybersecurity as a consultant and currently doing a masters. So I listen to this podcast to a) understand how some of the theories and practice could benefit cybersecurity, since safety is a much more mature discipline which I believe has faced similar challenges, and b) it is a useful resource for helping me with my own studies, reading and critiquing papers, how to conduct research, and how theory influences... more

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    United Kingdoma year ago
  • A must listen for anyone in safety

    When I learned of this unique podcast that critically analyzes the practices in safety with evidence from peer reviewed literature, I was thrilled - there is a dearth of critical thinking in our era, and this podcast goes a long way to ensure that people know of the evidence (or lack thereof) behind what they do. A great addition to the field of safety podcasts.

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    Canada2 years ago
  • Helpful

    Drew and David break down complex safety issues and theories into easy to understand and easy to listen to parts. What could easily be boring subject matter is not at all hard to listen to. more

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    Mumma Bec
    Australia2 years ago
  • Very informative

    Such a great podcast. Rather than just discussing aspects of safety, they examine research and help us interpret it which is very used

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    Australia3 years ago

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