Automation can often get ahead of safety regulators’ efforts.
Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments.
Backpacking has become an important of the travel market.
Backpacking is growing and West African countries such as Ghana need to actively attract them.
Cars that keep your speed within the limit may seem like a good idea, but the prospect of introducing the technology raises some tricky questions.
After the recent crash involving the Boeing 737, Air Canada has grounded the planes until July 1, 2019.
A human-centred approach to machine design can help make machines safer and more efficient.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
Sodium hydroxide among a series of chemistry bottles in a typical school science lab.
The spill at Sydney's Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation facility was of a household cleaning chemical that can be dangerous if it makes contact with the skin.
The 2010 “Love Parade” festival in Germany.
When you find yourself trapped in an immense crowd, what are the right reflexes to adopt to survive?
Cycling advocates set up ‘ghost bikes,’ like this one in Brooklyn, in memory of bikers killed in traffic.
US cities were designed and engineered around cars. Now some are working to increase walking and biking, but the shift isn't easy.
Residents evacuated from the Neo200 building in Melbourne were unaware of the fire risk posed by its cladding.
As more and more Australians live and work in high-rise buildings, their responsibilities and roles in ensuring all occupants' safety must not be neglected.
The fire in the Melbourne CBD on Monday was a reminder of the urgency of developing a system that guarantees only materials that meet building safety standards are used.
Fortunately, no lives were lost in the latest cladding fire in Melbourne, but it's a stark reminder of the urgent need to track and verify that building materials comply with safety standards.
Media reports tend to focus on people who drown at the beach. But almost as many people drown in rivers and lakes. Where are the safety messages for them?
Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you'd never know from media reports.
If your child is staying home or allowed to go out without supervision while on school holidays, it’s a good idea to set some ground rules for their safety.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
People ride Bird scooters – without helmets – in Santa Monica, California.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
Despite the survey’s findings, it is heartening that many music festivals have taken serious steps towards stamping out sexual violence.
Many women do not feel safe at music festivals, citing the particular combination of big crowds and alcohol and drug intake making them particularly wary.
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
Comforting or creepy?
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
The importance of check lists.
One of the biggest problems with single-pilot operations is that it's very difficult to self-diagnose errors. That's why checklists can help.
Many of Australia’s beaches are now being monitored for shark safety by drones.
Drones are now being used to warn beachgoers about sharks – with groundbreaking accuracy.
Many major U.S. cities have hidden cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.
Cycling can be more dangerous than it looks.
AP Photo/Kevin Clifford
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.