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 Regulator and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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An insightful article by Dennis Millard first published here: http://humanrysk.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/risk-intelligent_63.html?m=1 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 ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Reason Safety Has Gone So Crazy - With Must Watch Video This recent article of ours Fall Harness–The Latest Dumb Safety Photo To Go Viral  has gone viral itself and it leads very well into this article. One of  main reasons that safety has become so silly and out of control basically comes down to the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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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 prefer the sensation ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Electronic Risk Score Calculator I was given this risk assessment tool over 10 years ago. I thought it was totally awesome and it was one of the first things I published on this blog over six years ago (even before all the safety slogans and safety fail photos!) It was high tech in it’s day – ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Connect –Teaching Young People About Safety and Life By the late George Robotham SU QLD's Connect Program (http://su-connect.org.au/) is a long-term adventure-based learning program designed to help young people who are "at risk" — facing exclusion from school, come from broken homes or are locked into cycles of addiction – please take a moment to watch the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Barry Spud’s Hazard Control Tips

by Barry Spud
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 when elimination of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Effectiveness in Managing Risk and Cultural Change

by Dr Rob Long
Effectiveness in Managing Risk and Cultural Change A blast from the past (August 2013) article - The need to change safety culture In recent times it has occurred to coroner's at inquests, auditors and government (eg. Cole Commission) that poor safety culture has a central role in normalising unsafe practice. The development of the Federal Safety Commission in the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What is Your Risk iCue?

by Dr Rob Long
What is Your Risk iCue? When we think of the concept of intelligence we often think of a person’s IQ. The idea of an Intelligence Quotient is not reliable and only tests certain selected forms of literacy constrained by cultural biases. For example: the early settlers in Australia deemed that the Indigenous people were not intelligent ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Building a Risk Culture

by Dave Collins
Building a Risk Culture Interesting article from Insurance Thought Leadership (uggghh - I know!)  shared by John Wettstein from safetystrategies.ca Extract: “Young and old are dropping themselves from Wall Street at a pace we have not seen before” (sudden spade of suicides in 2014). “High -flying executives end up crash-landing in jail.” or “Your competitive advantage lies in the hearts and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Craziness of Injury Goals

by Dave Collins
The Craziness of Injury Goals I used to work for a company that would budget to have a certain number of lost time injuries and fatalities each year. That may seem unconscionable today but it was not because they wanted or liked to hurt people or didn't care about them, it was for the Boardroom and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck?

by Dr Rob Long
  Do You Believe in Good and Bad Luck? First published in Sept 2012 Soon it will be the football final and Melbourne Cup season again and millions of Australians will prove to each other that they believe in good and bad luck. There will be arguments about odds and probabilities, bank notes will exchange hands and the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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How I Feel About Risk

by Rob Sams
How I Feel About Risk “The earliest studies of risk perception also found that, where as risk and benefit tend to be positively correlated in the world, they are negatively correlated in people’s minds.” “If their feelings toward an activity are favorable, they are moved toward judging the risks as low and the benefits as high; if ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Simplifying Risk Management–Advice Needed

by Dave Collins
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 we have ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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So I was thinking about learning and risk the other day…

by Dave Whitefield
learning and riskSo I was thinking about learning and risk the other day… It may be that the traditional language of risk elimination leads to a discourse that eliminates learning... For me learning and risk are inextricably intertwined. I can’t learn a new skill without also risking making a mistake? I can't learn a new concept without also putting ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Organisational Risk Profiling by Consequences – a Failed Approach

by Goran Prvulovic
imageOrganisational Risk Profiling by Consequences – a Failed Approach By Goran Prvulovic from www.riskwisesolutions.com.au Reactive Risk Profiling It is interesting to note that when it comes to organisational risk profiling involving health, safety, environment and material risks, so many companies still heavily rely on the outcomes of negative events to guide them towards identification of critical risks. This ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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