Safety implications of the neuroscience of plasticity and the work athlete

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Safety implications of the neuroscience of plasticity and the work athlete : Abstract of a  keynote address on safety leadership cultural change science*

Leadership in occupational health and safety will only be achieved by adopting the latest research  about human performance.  Science has recently emerged that the brain is plastic in nature.  Vital new imperatives emerge for occupational health and safety.  The importance of fitness and exercise on peak performance in occupational health and safety has not been well understood until now.  It relates not only to the well-being of the physical body to the functioning of the brain.  We know that everything needed to be known about the performance of any work can be learnt by studying athletics.  All people doing athletics get hot when they are performing.  We know that.  It’s not new.  But what it means for thinking, cognition, creativity in business, and safety-critical decision-making in human…

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