How Prosperity and Safety Are Linked
In his challenging book Fatal Accidents, the author, in order to explain this paradox, proposes a model of human behaviour in which the reduction in fatal accident rates results from a development of skill, such that the population becomes progressively more adept at avoiding mishaps. Such changes are subconsciously and collectively regulated by the population concerned - for example, by drivers in the case of road transport - and are made possible by advances in science and technology. A similar model is applicable to the reduction of general mortality rates, to economic growth and to population growth. The future cannot be predicted, but at present safety is improving at a satisfactory rate.
Anyone who wants to understand why accidents occur
- Published: June 2009
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-530-9
â¦written in a very direct style and authoritative manner with a propensity to take every day assumptions and stand them on their head., The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal