80-90% of losses are caused by human (individual and organizational) failures. Yet systems approaches focus on technology and processes.
Technological risks are being challenged on moral and emotional bases. Risk decision makers struggle with these dynamic, interactive, and expanding debates.
There were 919 occupational fatalities in canada for 2014. Even with sophisticated risk-informed approaches, many hazards are overlooked.
The adoption of technologies and new processes is often opposed. Overcoming this requires building: awareness of problem, interest for solutions, evaluation of benefits, solution trailing, and lastly adoption.
This research examines regulatory levers for enhancing organizations’ risk management practices.
Lianne M. Lefsrud, PhD, PEng,
Associate Professor, Engineering Safety and Risk Management