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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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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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Strategy, Leadership and Success in Personal and Organizational Development

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Riskope’s active service in the international Risk and Crisis Management arena with Strategy, Leadership and Success in Personal and Organizational Development. Although we exist, in one form or another, since 1988, our companies drastically evolved from Engineering to Risk and Crisis Management with the acquisition of a series of very unusual jobs in the early 90s. It appears now that those jobs were the tipping point of our evolution, as summarized by the following images.…

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Operation Risk Awareness and Preparedness Rating (ORAPR)

Operation Risk Awareness and Preparedness Rating (ORAPR) is a simple form following a multiple choice questionnaire format, to be filled by a key person or a committee well informed about the management practices and controls driving the company, division, operation, project to be evaluated. The benefits for the evaluated entity are considerable: the Operation Risk Awareness and Preparedness Rating (ORAPR) constitutes a very fast, easy, repeatable and inexpensive approach revealing global strengths and weaknesses of the management and leadership of…

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Rational Methodologies for Land Mines/Unexploded Ordnance Contaminated Land Release or Clearing Decision Making

 RECENT UXO/MINE CLEARANCE FINDINGS Over recent years, the community working towards the aims of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) has begun to struggle with fundamental questions related to the efficiency of clearance efforts and the need to release land in countries facing strong demographic and social pressures (Jordan Times, 2004). Rational Methodologies for Land Mines/Unexploded Ordnance Contaminated Land Release or Clearing Decision Making. A series of studies on Lao PDR found that physically cleared ground more than 292 km2 was…

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