What Is Safety Science?
Whenever you think of science you immediately think of Physics, Chemistry or Biology but did you know that safety is also a science?
Science at school, to anyone’s mind, conjures up images of magnets and circuit boards, plant and animal specimens floating in formaldehyde, colorful and foul smelling chemicals hissing and reacting in decanters and test tubes.
But nobody thinks of being safe on the road as a science or preventing a fire as science, however, it’s true, being safe is not just good fortune, but it’s actually a science!
Safety Science includes each and every way of preventing and reducing accidents and dangerous situations – in any circumstance and at all times.
The knowledge about why certain practices or situations would be dangerous to not just us, but also other people and even the environment, is what Safety Science is about.