Posts Tagged ‘The Safety Doc Podcast’

The Perilous Practice of Exempting Disabled Students from Safety Drills | Attorney James Sibley | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #95

[PODCAST] Attorney James Sibley is a potent advocate for special needs students and their families fighting for fair treatment. In this episode of the Safety Doc Podcast, Attorney Sibley and host David Perrodin discuss the sprawling practice of limiting or exempting students with disabilities from school safety instruction, drills and access to threat reporting systems.…

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SAFETY DOC PODCAST #93 | Why the Sidelines of School Safety Are a Tragic Act of Kindness | Dr. David Perrodin, PhD

[PODCAST] Schools are exempting students with disabilities from participating in safety instruction and safety drills. These misplaced pardons are enabled via an incorrect application of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process or a district-generated parent “opt-out” form. First, let’s be clear that it is illegal to exempt students from mandated fire drills. However, the practice…

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Have We Crossed the Uncanny Valley? The Implications of Avatar Realism with Dr. David Perrodin | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #92

[PODCAST] Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right. This revulsion usually involves robots, but can also include computer animations and some medical conditions. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP92 THE UNCANNY VALLEY AND ANIMATED MOVIES There’s a…

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Suboptimal Outcomes Get a Bad Rap | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #91 [Podcast]

(PODCAST) An optimal decision is a decision that leads to at least as good a known or expected outcome as all other available decision options. It is an important concept in decision theory. So, by deduction, a suboptimal outcome wouldn’t be “lesser than” an optimal outcome – but Dr. Perrodin questions the long-held belief that…

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Giles Rhys Jones Interview | Addressing the World | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #90 [Podcast]

PODCAST – Giles Rhys Jones, Chief Marketing Officer for what3words, was interviewed for this episode of The Safety Doc Podcast. Dr. Perrodin contacted Giles after recently learning about what3words and instantly realizing its potential to recast swaths of school safety protocols. Giles and David discuss how w3w has interfaced with, and improved, rescue platforms and…

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75% of the World Doesn’t Have An Address | Dr. David Perrodin | THE SAFETY DOC PODCAST #89 [Podcast]

PODCAST: Originally from the music industry, what3words CEO Chris Sheldrick identified the need for a better addressing system, after bands and equipment constantly kept getting lost. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP89 FIREFIGHTING and PLAT BOOKS Dr. Perrodin aced his classroom and field firefighting certification competencies – with one exception. He struggled to interpret…

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Temporary Autonomous Zones, Burning Man and Slab City | Dr. David Perrodin, PhD | SAFETY DOC PODCAST 88 [Podcast]

PODCAST-Coined in 1990 by anarchist scholar Hakim Bey, the term temporary autonomous zone (T.A.Z.) seeks to preserve the creativity, energy and enthusiasm of autonomous uprisings without replicating the inevitable betrayal and violence that has been the reaction to most revolutions throughout history. The answer, according to Bey, lies in refusing to wait for a revolutionary…

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