Re-enforcing Muscle Memory - Call and Point Safety Check
An odd bit of trivia, and I'm not sure where to put it. Critical Thinking seems most appropriate. Maybe. We are so set on book and classroom training for workers, but this whole-body approach would seem useful in a setting where formal education is hit-or-miss and book-learning is not wide-spread. It might even be useful with workers who are mentally challenged.
It might be an interesting tidbit in a post-industrial story. Anyway, it's here. Think about it.
"Train conductors, drivers and station staff play an important role in the safe and efficient operation of the lines; a key aspect of which is the variety of physical gestures and vocal calls that they perform while undertaking their duties. While these might strike visitors as silly, the movements and shouts are a Japanese-innovated industrial safety method known as pointing-and-calling; a system that reduces workplace errors by up to 85 percent.
Known in Japanese as shisa kanko, pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors by “raising the consciousness levels of workers”—according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. Rather than rely on a worker’s eyes or habit alone, each step in a given task is reinforced physically and audibly to ensure the step is both complete and accurate."