Tuesday 25th September – 9:15 – 9:40
Dr. Drew Rae manages the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, where he directs and teaches into the postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Masters) programs in Safety Leadership. Drew’s research brings a critical cross-disciplinary approach to the examination of myths, rituals and bad habits that surround safety practice. Drew’s recent publications challenge the common assumption that risk assessments and incident investigations lead to safer work. He suggests alternatives based around a better understanding of the constraints that prevent safe innovation, and the resources that support successful work. Drew presents the DisasterCast podcast and is Associate Editor for the journal Safety Science.