Cultural drift and the occlusion of electrical safety
This paper examines cultural drift with respect to occupational electrical safety. It poses the question of how the reduction in occupational electrocution fatalities over the past 40 years could present new challenges in maintaining electrical safety vigilance today, including the impact on electrical injury-related risk perceptions of workers, supervision and management. The paper discusses how Low Frequency/High Consequence events pose unique challenges for safety management, describes advancements in conceptualizing the Accident Triangle, discusses how people process risk, lists methods for improving workers' understanding of their risk, and provides strategies to counteract cultural drift. © 2013 IEEE.
Floyd, Anna H.L. and Floyd, H. Landis, "Cultural drift and the occlusion of electrical safety" (2013). Regis University Faculty Publications. 735.