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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Errors Videos
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:52:10 -0400
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I suggest playing the Invisible Gorilla video for the training class in conjunction with that video. It's a great demo that when we're focused on a particular activity, many of us will overlook other significant events.  The extension to lab safety is that if you are overly focused on particular problems (for example, safety goggles or waste), you may miss other obvious threats.  See for the story and for the video.

I=E2=80™d play the Gorilla one *first* without prompting, the same way as the experiment was done originally. That will showcase the fallacy of focusing on only a few specific safety threats and help train people to see the big picture.  In fact, it would be really interesting to see how many problems are flagged in the safety video by the group that saw the Invisible Gorilla first versus the group that saw it second!

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On Oct 19, 2018, at 11:36 AM, James Kaufman <jim**At_Symbol_Here**LABSAFETY.ORG> wrote:

Does anyone recall a good R&D level video that does a fly-through of a lab with a multitude of "problems".   As the video is playing, we would have them identify as many problems as possible, and then have multiple group discussions as to what they saw, why they picked on particular items, and how we could more effectively cover each other's backs.  

Any suggestions?  

Thanks ... Jim

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