In The Interests of Safety
About This Book
"In The Interests of Safety: The Absurd Rules That Blight Our Lives and How We Can Change Them is a book that examines some of the absurd rules that are followed in today's world, in the name of health and security. It is co-authored by Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon.In The Interests of Safety: The Absurd Rules That Blight Our Lives and How We Can Change Them focuses on why people tend to follow rules without ever questioning their intended purpose. This engrossing dissection highlights how rules and regulations dominate everyday life, many of them completely unnecessary. For example, workers on an oil rig have to fill a one-page safety-assessment form. However, a school teacher has to fill a thirty-page questionnaire when taking their students to the beach. Brown and Hanlon debunk rules that are exploited in the name of protection. In many cases, the authors have found that some rules are entirely unofficial and made-up, yet continue to be followed. This book teaches readers that they should ask for an explanation when told to follow a rule that doesn't make sense. The authors provide reasonable advice and their conclusions range from the startling to the staggering.In The Interests of Safety: The Absurd Rules That Blight Our Lives and How We Can Change Them is a book that campaigns against the trinity of official self-importance, commercial exploitation and media hysteria. Published in 2014 by Sphere, this book is available in paperback. About the Author Tracey Brown is the Director of Sense About Science. She writes about policy, science and their influence on the public. Brown has spearheaded campaigns which have led to policy changes in the UK, like the 2013 Defamation Bill. She is the co-author of Debating Matters: Compensation Crazy.Michael Hanlon is a British science writer and the Science Editor at the Daily Mail. He has previously worked with The Independent and The Daily Express. He has written five popular science books, including The Science of The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy and Eternity: Our Next Billion Years. Hanlon writes for several magazines and often appears on TV and radio shows. "
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