How Much Awareness is Too Much Awareness?

How Much Awareness is Too Much Awareness?

OH&S Magazine

Kyle Krueger | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

We are already struggling to tread water in a sea of devices vying for our attention. When connected safety programs are properly implemented, these can be a life raft, and with some work, a speed boat to navigate these waters.

Our personal and work lives are now inundated with notifications and alerts. We convince ourselves that our increased awareness will have significant benefits. Bing! You have a new e-mail. Ding! Your weekly status report is due. Dong! You have a new friend request. Beep! Beep! Beep! You are currently in a hazardous atmosphere. These are all vying for our attention in an attempt in improve our awareness. However, to even the most seasoned awareness warrior, these become a flurry of buzzes, rings, dings, and beeps that can become a mundane hum, an ordinary part of our day.

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