Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips - The Hierarchy Of Hazard Control Barry Spud tells: “The Hierarchy of Hazard Control (I call it the “HOHC”) is the one of the main weapons, in the Safety Crusader’s arsenal, in the war on lost time injuries. It takes a certifiable Safety Expert like myself to know … [Read more...] about Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips
One of the great texts that smash the notion of zero risk/zero harm is by Amalberti, R., (2013) Navigating Safety, Necessary Compromises and Trade-Offs Theory and Practice. Springer. New York. Amalberti is a professor of medicine, ergonomics and physiology and argues for ‘risk realism’ in the Health … [Read more...] about Managing Risk Rather Than Striving for Absolute Safety
One can’t live in the world without movement, stasis is death. In movement we live, learn and have our being, to do so defines the nature of risk. The purpose of living in the world is not to be safe, secure and eliminate risk. If we live and move with purpose seeking meaning in the world, we must … [Read more...] about Leaps of Faith, Risk and Movement/Learning in Safety
Dr Long is pleased to announce the release of his fourth book available for free download (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/risk-makes-sense/). Simply click on the image of the book, add to cart, submit your details and the download is yours. Risk Makes Sense, Human Judgment and Risk was … [Read more...] about Risk Makes Sense – Free Download
In every workshop I conduct the issue of measures, a STEM view of evidence and ‘controls’ are always raised. This week was no exception. I find it so amusing that the industry has this fixation with measures in working life and the opposite in our private life. Yet: The most important things in … [Read more...] about Quantifying the Unquantifiable
Understanding The Risk Management Malaise – Video Approches to Risk Management from CLLR on Vimeo. I have written before about the various schools of thought in how to tackle risk and the need for a transdisciplinary approach … [Read more...] about Understanding The Risk Management Malaise – Video
Adverse Events: Eliminate or Anticipate? Blog by George Stavrou. Submitted as part of his assessment in Unit 5 of the Diploma in Social Psychology of Risk at The Centre For Leadership and Learning in Risk In an endeavour to assist organisations better manage risk, the safety industry have designed … [Read more...] about Adverse Events: Eliminate or Anticipate?
Finally a Book About Risk That Makes Sense For some time now we have been privileged to have Dr Robert Long writing some very interesting and provocative articles about creative and effective ways to manage risk in the workplace. They have proven very popular - See them all here You know all about … [Read more...] about Risk Makes Sense
Sensible risk management It is refreshing to see this statement from the UK Health and Safety Executive which attempts to define the principles of what Safety and Risk Management is and is not: (see it published here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/principles.htm but please read it carefully!) So … [Read more...] about Sensible risk management
Are You Risk Intelligent? Risk is all around us, not all risk is bad risk. If we don’t take risks in life, not only do we not learn, we miss opportunities for business success. Preventing people from taking risks can stop them from learning how to make calculative decisions to manage the risk, if … [Read more...] about Are You Risk Intelligent?