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Cree valor en su empresa minera por medio de una integración estratégica de conocimiento y escenarios de riesgos con Estimaciones óptimas de riesgo (ORE)®

La gestión de riesgos mineros solía ser una cuestión de “conformidad” o de “minimización de pérdidas”, algo en lo que se pensaba después, no una herramienta para crear valor en la mineria. Las mineras interpretaban los resultados de las Evaluaciones de Riesgos con Gráficos de Impacto Probabilístico (pérdidas) confusos (conocidos como PIG), que a menudo eran engañosos y que en realidad no promovían ni incrementaban una comprensión holística del ambiente de negocios y de los tanques de relaves/colas. Cree valor…

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Pyramids, Archaeology & Toxic Wastes. Lessons drawn from history with a risk management perspective.

If you think we have lost our minds, here is the background for this post. At Riskope we see Risk Assessments for “at perpetuity” projects. Those are projects that should last “forever” and/or receive “perpetual care”. These project bear on the storage of wastes containing toxic compounds. Not necessarily radioactive material, but materials that are difficult to neutralize and/or recycle. Here we explore Toxic Wastes. Lessons drawn from history with a risk management perspective. So, a natural question that comes to…

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Trains, Commuters, Sandy and Decision-Making… another case for ORE cockpits.

We have been writing our last two posts in Italian, commenting on the “poor Italian risk-culture” (we were not talking about politics, but on cases like Taranto wide-spread contamination or L’Aquila earthquake sentence), but now we have another interesting subject of conversation linked to hurricane Sandy and its consequences to N.J. Trains. We are not going to discuss, as we do not trust “reporting scoops” in general, if the trains were actually flooded or damaged by some other hurricane-linked phenomenon;…

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Tailings Systems and Dams: ORE (Optimum Risk Estimates) help making better decisions and to avoid misleading the public

Tailings Systems and Dams: ORE (Optimum Risk Estimates) help making better decisions and to avoid misleading the public. At Riskope (www.riskope.com) we are very proud of releasing our presentation at the Mining 2012, Keystone (CO) Conference. Tailings Systems and Dams: ORE (Optimum Risk Estimates) help making better decisions You can see and download the presentation for free here Riskope’s presentation at Mining 2012, Keystone (CO) Conference.

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Talking with People about Risks

While Talking with People about Risks it is not uncommon that people ask me what I do for a job. Once I tell them I am a Risk Management Consultant they ask: “do you work on financial risks?”. I generally reply that if they mean risks linked to banks I do not. However I quickly point out thar at the end of the day all risks are financial! If a lightning takes down the electric substation and your factory is…

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Missing the “big picture consequences”

The Italian Ministry of Health received a study from the National Institute of Health.  The study is entitled “Sentieri”. It shows that in the city of Taranto, Italy, there was a 10% mortality increase in the period 2003-2008 with respect to the general Italian average rate. Taranto is heavily contaminated, in particular by a large foundry. The trend reportedly confirms previous analyses, covering the period of 1995-2002. Those revealed mortality profile of the resident populations in sites belonging to the national list of…

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Riskope will present at the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk half-day event

Riskope will present at the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk half-day event planned in Edmonton, AB, on Oct 12, 2012. Riskope will present at the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk half-day event Riskope’s talk will discuss Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE), as described in here (of course in Edmonton we will present a “non-mining” application). Riskope’s ORE allows to: Avoid the pit falls that lead to failed Risk Management implementations Build and design a robust ERM program Gain…

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Risk Management is not a Fairy Tale, but sometimes strange things happen!

Two months ago Riskope was invited to give a presentation in Geneva, to an international group of Critical Infrastructures Owners and Managers (Power, Utilities, Distributors, Generators, Oil & Gas, Telecom, etc.). Risk Management is not a Fairy Tale, but sometimes strange things happen! Risk Management is not a Fairy Tale, but sometimes strange things happen! Right in the middle of my speech my cell phone rang! I was very upset. In more than twenty years of honorable career as a public…

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