Managing spontaneous stupidity

This is an older case study that I put together a few years ago when I was working at STE, but in light of a number of recent discussions about workers making “mistakes“, I thought it might be worth revisiting.

The looks at the implications of asking a person to put in place controls to manage risks, but not ensuring that those controls are actually implemented. What are the consequences if some one is injured? And what if the injured person is the same person you asked to put the controls in place? Does it make a difference?

You can see a discussion about the case at the following link:

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