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Why Don't We See the Things That Can Hurt Us? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2022

Most incidents that occur in organizations are not major unpredictable events. Most are the result of hazards that exist that are right in front of us, but we don't see them. They become part of the noise and part of the background. They become the story of "I've walked by that a thousand times and I didn't see it until the incident occurred." Why is this and what can we do about it? This session examines why we don't see things that are right in front of us and hide in the background. Grounded in lessons learned from art education, tools exist that allow us to see more completely by improving how we look at the environment and the tasks we must complete. Improving our visual literacy skills improves our ability to work safely and more effectively. Improving our personal safety requires proactive identification and mitigation of the hazards around us. We can't improve what we can't see and visual literacy is key to our success.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Define what visual literacy is and why it matters to each of us.
• Utilize simple tools and techniques to improve our ability to see the things that can hurt us.
• Discuss why visual literacy matters to our safety processes.
• Determine how the brain controls what we see and why.

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Glenn Murray
Doug Pontsler