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Teaching Risk and Crisis Management. What has changed between 1999 and today?

Teaching Risk and Crisis Management. What has changed In a few months Riskope will celebrate another important anniversary. In 2012 we celebrated two decades of risk and crisis management, decision making support and consulting. In spring 2014 we will reach fifteen years of specialized courses and seminars on the same subject. As we found in our archives the Table of Content of the course we were giving at University of British Columbia (continuous education) UBC in 1999 we decided to…

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What to do instead than common practice Probability Impact Graphs and FMEA

What to do instead than common practice Probability Impact Graphs and FMEA Consider this a summarized guide to introduce you to the procedure to avoid obsolete and flawed common practice approaches. What to do instead than common practice Probability Impact Graphs and FMEA? In fact, you can find information on the “rules” for proper risk assessment here an interesting white paper entitled “What you need to know about Risk Management methods” here. The white paper presents the benefits and limitations of…

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Aspects of Risk Tolerance, Manageable vs. Unmanageable Risks in Relation to Critical Decisions, Perpetuity Projects, Public Opposition

Today we discuss Aspects of Risk Tolerance, Manageable vs. Unmanageable Risks in Relation to Critical Decisions, Perpetuity Projects, Public Opposition. Aspects of Risk Tolerance, Manageable vs. Unmanageable Risks in Relation to Critical Decisions, Perpetuity Projects, Public Opposition Riskope is writing a paper following this Abstract. In 2014, we will find a suitable Conference in Canada where to publish it. The paper builds on case studies from prior papers. For example Can We Stop Misrepresenting Reality to the Public and  Factual and…

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Car accidents, cold, more examples of biased and misleading FMEA/PIGs results

Reviewing Car accidents, cold, more examples of biased and misleading FMEA/PIGs results adds to prior information published in this blogpost. In particular we show how results of a Risk assessment matrix 5×5 or 4×4 can actually cloud our judgement. Car accidents, cold, more examples of biased and misleading FMEA/PIGs results Dear X, Thank you for asking us to review your draft Risk Assessment for the ACME Inc. operation. I reviewed your FMEA/PIG risk matrix 4×4 and have the following remarks. Note if…

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A modern Risk Manager and an Engineer have a heated discussion about FMEA/PIGs, common practices and what a rational and transparent quantitative risk assessment should encompass

A modern Risk Manager and an Engineer have a heated discussion about FMEA/PIGs. The dialogue below is an excerpt of the course entitled “Risk-Based Management Of Tailings, Waste Rock, And Heap Leach Facilities” that Riskope and Jack Caldwell (Robertson Geoconsultants) are co-writing for Edumine. Risk Manager and an Engineer have a heated discussion about FMEA/PIGs, and risk matrix 5×5 The dialogue format is used as a “literary device” to allow the reader to hear different “voices” from the industry and…

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Social Acceptability criteria, winning-back public trust require drastic overhaul of risk assessments common practice

Social Acceptability criteria, winning-back public trust require drastic overhaul of risk assessments common practice Riskope was present at the MineWaste2013 Conference in Banff (Nov. 3-6, 2013). Riskope presented a paper (Factual and Foreseeable Reliability of Tailings Dams and Nuclear Reactors -a Societal Acceptability Perspective). The paper compares “historic” rate of failure (major accidents only) of tailings dams and nuclear reactors world-wide to well known, previously published technical and societal acceptability criteria. We quantitatively compared the risks (focusing on casualties consequences…

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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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