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I’ve just finished up the working week with a day long Safety Conversations and Observations course conducted by Dr Robert Long of Human Dymensions. A good, actually very good, course with an excellent balance between the theory of risk psychology and the practicalities of successfully carrying out safety conversations. I’d recommend it to any organisation that’s seeking to take their safety culture beyond systems and paperwork. Although he’s not a great fan of engineers. :)

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An interesting theory of risk perception and communication is put forward by Kahan (2012) in the context of climate risk.

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Another Easter has come bringing with it the traditional Easter road toll and press hyperbole… But let’s strip away the rhetoric and think about the subject cooly and rationally. Are we really behaving worse at Easter than any other time of the year?

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