Finding a balance.
Weighing up the costs and benefits in a dangerous world.
A target shooting instructor and student.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
Even modest seas represent a big challenge.
Why it is so difficult to find planes in water, even ones of vastly different sizes.
We need to think about the environment that allowed the error to occur.
In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. But blaming the doctors won’t help.
CASA makes it easier for low risk flying of drones.
Long awaited changes to the regulations on some drone flights in Australia are set to give the industry a shake up.
Some hospitals have substantially higher costs. Others have higher rates of death.
There is substantial variation in the safety and quality of care provided in Australian hospitals. The data can tell us why.
State health departments should continuously monitor the hospital activity data it collects for red flags.
Seven babies died unnecessarily at Bacchus Marsh hospital between 2013 and 2014. The My Hospitals website and other reporting mechanisms gave no sign of any problems.
Air accident investigations are meticulous, thorough, and are the reason air travel is as safe as it is.
So much data is collected from horse racing that could be used to prevent accidents.
It’s a year since the tragic death of two Australian jockeys and the sport has claimed two more lives since then. So what is being done to imprve safety in horse racing?
The royal commission is committed to hearing from children and young people directly.
Only when adults and institutions hear from children and young people directly, take their views and ideas seriously and act on what they say will institutions will become safer places.
When your car becomes a computer, your problems just got much bigger.
car by Denys Prykhodov/shutterstock.com
Drive-by car hack suggests auto manufacturers seem unprepared for the security risks unleashed from internet-connected cars.
Usually I feel on edge during flight turbulence but recently I employed several techniques that helped to calm me down.
Many who suffer from anxiety tend to blame themselves for their “tricky” brains. Compassion-focused exercises can soothe horrible bouts of anxiety, as they did for me on a recent trip home from Bali.
It’s widely thought that mandated, but unfunded, safety systems could have prevented the Philadelphia crash.
How does positive train control – safety technology that could have prevented this week’s deadly Amtrak derailment – work and why is it still not on US rails?
A lifejacket won’t save your life if you are not wearing it, says NSW Martime. But any accident investigation needs to ask more than just why a lifejacket was not being worn.
When accidents happen we need to look at the real cause of why things went wrong instead of just looking for someone to blame.
Fans admire a Formula 1 in Melbourne ahead of the season opening Australian Grand Prix.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
The Formula 1 season begins in Melbourne this week and a number of changes have been made following the tragic accident last year which has left one driver still in a coma.
French police question suspected jihadist
The recent events in Paris have once again cast doubts on the ability of French intelligence to provide national security. Following the attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls did not hesitate to…
Coalmining poses risks that can’t be managed away.
AAP Image/Incident Control Centre Hazelwood
Fittingly for a report on a huge fire, the findings of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry act as a smokescreen for the bigger issues behind the disaster. Partly because of its narrow terms of reference, the…
A hoax bomb threat aboard Qatar Airways flight QR23 saw an RAF jet called into action to escort the plane to Manchester Airport. This is not a cause for concern. You can be assured that the cabin crew…
Potentially catastrophic situation: the Hazelwood coal fire.
The fire that burned for more than 40 days at the Hazelwood coal mine in the Latrobe Valley earlier this year is the latest in a spate of mining failures over the past few years. It might seem like plain…
The Black Box flight data recorders from the 2005 fatal aircraft accident near Lockhart River, Qld, arrive at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Canberra.
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As the search continues for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane it’s probable that answers surrounding the mystery of flight MH370 will not be available until the recorders are recovered…