Season 02 Episode 08: Trajce ruminates over his fascination (read: obsession) with reality TV. He’s even written a book on it! The crew, Alan, Trajce, and Sara discuss reality TV and the phenomena of naming and shaming. “I can see how the camera person may be considered a worker (under current health and safety legislation),” says Sara, “but I would never have considered the contestant as a worker.” “There is no voluntary acceptance of risk,” warns Alan.
Psychosocial hazard exposures are discussed when people are named, shamed, or exploited. “The reality TV contestant might not have ever truly understood how being on the show could impact on them,” sara Sara. “Codes come, codes go.” says Trajce, as he explains the retirement of a work health and safety code to protect contestants as workers.