Fatigue significantly increases the risk of incident when not effectively controlled. Karl Simons, chief health, safety and security officer at Thames Water, explains why organisations need to take fatigue management seriously.
I can’t imagine there are many OSH practitioners who have not heard of Jason Anker. The roofer was paralysed from the waist down after he fell 3 m from a ladder while working on a construction site. He was 24. However, it was not until 16 years later that he began to talk openly about his experience after a safety expert convinced
him that his story needed to be told.
Having penned a few titles (The Safety Anarchist and The Edge of Heaven) which some readers may have found unusual or particularly personal – as he strayed from his typical narrative style – Dekker is back in familiar territory with The Foundations of Safety Science.