Marc-André Ferron’s criticismsMarc-André Ferron is a Canadian OHS professional. He makes a number of criticisms of Bradley’s approach, pointing out several inconsistencies, particularly:
- Incompatibility with the legal provisions on OHS. The interdependence advocated as the ultimate goal by Bradley may lead to the impression that employers can release themselves of their primary responsibilities.
- The origin of the Bradley curve is based on the stages of individuals’ development. But OHS is, first and foremost, a collective issue.
- In the legislation of most developed countries, the behavioural dimension of OHS is a secondary objective that only becomes important when the collective provisions have been implemented (cf. the nine general principles of prevention).