Sensible risk management

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 why is there such a disparity between the principles of the …

Understanding Risk

Understanding Risk  by Dr Robert Long from www.humandymensions.com - first published here in October 2013 – see his other articles HERE Much more consideration needs to be given to human decision making and how perception affects decision making when we think about risk. Imaging you want to buy a CD, you don’t like iTunes much and …

Acceptable Risk as a Decision Making Process

Acceptable Risk as a Decision Making Process By Dr Rob Long We should all know that the assessment of risk is a subjective process, determined by hundreds of social and psychological factors. The idea that risk assessment is a rational process via assessment of frequency, consequence and severity is contradicted by the evidence (Kahneman, Weick, …

Simplifying Risk Management–Advice Needed

Simplifying Risk Management – Advice Needed Just received this email from a reader. I am sure we can all relate to his frustration and I thought his email would make a great topic for discussion: With the slowdown in the CSG super project in QLD I have started to have a look back at what …

Sesame Street Safety

Sesame Street Safety Sesame Street was first broadcast in 1969, a TV show aimed to help preschool children prepare for schooling, particularly in literacy and numeracy. As I presented to safety advisors this week at a conference I was stunned that no one in the room (all highly experienced safety people) knew of or had …