Timstevensshh’s comment on Surplus Safety really gets to the core of the issue…
Bill makes a good point as did Emerson: “things are in the saddle and ride mankind”. For two generations enterprise risk management has been riding mankind beyond the point of moral fatigue.
Thus exemplars like the “fall prevention strategy” have evolved into an end in itself. Surplus safety reminds us that while these tools have a rightful place, they should be seen as a means to protect a life worth living not vice versa.
Meaning lies at the heart of our work. Without meaning even the best intentioned systems degenerate into tyranny.