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Is it possible to quantify the social perception of an industrial accident risks? Lesson from the Mont Blanc highway tunnel fire tragedy.

Is it possible to quantify the social perception of an industrial accident risks? In a recent research study we used the Mont Blanc Tunnel 1999 tragic fire accident as an example to illustrate the concepts of social perception quantification. This approach could be applied to any accident, in any industry, while developing a holistic risk assessment. The research paper we have crafted discusses how a risk assessment could have been carried out before the accident and if the resulting risks…

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Lac Megantic, biases, incomplete consequences, and regulations

Lac Megantic, biases, incomplete consequences, and regulations Lac Megantic, Canada, railroad derailment tragedy reportedly brought direct destruction and casualties on a radius of 200-400m when a number of hydrocarbon tank cars exploded. Once again media and public opinion realized later on that the immense suffering endured by the community extends it’s shadow far away from the point and time of the tragedy with far reaching indirect consequences (exclusions zone, logistic, loss of market share, bankruptcies, increase of jobless, depression, environmental,…

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Sexual “honey traps”, Security, Safety, SoP and my Mother

Sexual “honey traps”, Security, Safety, SoP and my Mother Reportedly the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) recently tactfully warned travelling government officials that there are bad guys and girls out there who could attract them into sexual “honey traps” with the goal of bringing them under coercion, steel information or both. My Mama used to tell me not to accept candies from strangers (when I was a child of course, but actually she still does…). My Mama did not…

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Riskope ORE Risk and Crisis Management applications World-Tour 2013

Risk and Crisis Management applications World-Tour 2013 We just performed a Round-the-world tour, in 29 days starting from Italy, encompassing stops for courses and consulting in Malaysia, Australia, Chile, Brazil, Canada, back to Italy. We gave public courses in Kuala lumpur (Malaysia), Montreal (Canada); a lecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil); in house conferences and courses in Chile (Ministry), Brazil (Mining Corp.). Consulting and liaising with clients occurred in Australia, Brazil & Canada. We had the pleasure…

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Risk Factors in Car Insurance Premium Calculations

Risk Factors in Car Insurance Premium Calculations This feature was Contributed by Jamie Englert from Carfinance247.co.uk When determining the amount of your auto insurance premiums, insurance companies normally use what is commonly referred to as risk factors. In insurance terms, risk factors simply refer to the likelihoods of the driver being involved in an accident. In addition to establishing the number of times you are likely to make claims, risk factors are also used to establish the amount the insurance…

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