One could reasonably argue

Submitted by Mike Flannery on 19 September 2017 - 12:51 pm

One could reasonably argue that all unsafe conditions are created by the unsafe 'act' (or omission) of another, be they operative or Chief Executive Officer via their management team. All unsafe conditions have in the main been created by an unsafe act somewhere in the system. Whilst you can argue percentages, he was right then and is right now and despite the industry's dubious sophistication in relation to causality, the courts appear to support your assertion that unsafe acts and conditions are essentially the bedrock of most accidents. If we dismiss Heinrich's concept of unsafe acts or unsafe conditions because we don't have access to his research material, then we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.