The last few decades have reminded us just how deadly events can be when proper risk management measures are not in place.
People assume event organizers have their best interests at heart, but just like many businesses, organizers often operate on a tight budget and sometimes corners get cut creating disastrous results.
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A study into the hierarchical relationship between first officers and their captains has shed light on the risk taking that occurs during the critical moment of landing an aircraft.
There is a huge amount of legislation talking about ‘shared responsibility’ but it isn’t clear what this means or who needs to do what and when.
Security precautions, thoughtful facilities design, careful training and safe lab practices help keep pathogens isolated.
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The microbiologist who directs the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University explains all the biosafety precautions in place that help him feel safer in the lab than out.
Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan.
The lab accident theory of the origins of Covid-19 has gained traction in recent months. We need a proper investigation to find out what really happened.
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The event, worth R672 million to the country’s Western Cape economy, was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19 on the global marathon stage.
Quaranteams offer a way to limit the risk of infection while also maintaining social contacts and mental health.
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People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it’s not easy to be in a quaranteam.
New Zealand has “eliminated” COVID-19 “for now”, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared. Two key epidemiologists who worked on NZ’s elimination strategy explain the news, and the challenges ahead.
The materials used for cladding buildings can greatly affect a building’s overall vulnerability to fire. In Australia, buildings with flammable cladding continue to pose safety concerns.
Ensuring a building will be safe against fire requires careful consideration from not only fire engineers, but also from builders, architects and building owners.
Thousands of Queensland beachgoers have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish in recent months.
Better public awareness about Australian jellyfish is vital, especially as many Aussies head to the beach for likely the last time this Easter.
Recent protest by residents and business owners.
Council’s approach to risk management has added insult to injury for the residents and businesses adjacent to the Mackintosh.
Inside a power-plant cooling tower.
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
To properly consider climate risks for their business, directors need the financial expertise of accountants.
Company directors have been put on notice about their duty to consider and disclose climate change risks. And to do that properly they need to call on the expertise of accountants.
A photo taken on June 1, 2016, on the banks of the Seine.
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Although it is unlikely to find a scenario similar to that of the major flood of 1910, France’s national flood forecasting network is closely monitoring the level of the Seine.
Coastal wetlands are an effective first line of defense and act by slowing down storm surges and reducing flooding.
New research by scholars, conservationists and the insurance industry shows that coastal wetlands provide hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of protection from flooding, boosting the case for protecting them.
When children test their own boundaries in thrilling play, they develop self-confidence, resilience and risk management skills
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
The right questions and planning can help universities to mitigate risk.
Risk has to do with uncertainty; people struggle to conceptualise and manage that which they’re unsure about. This is true in the higher education sector, too.
Women in senior positions at banks are just as likely to take risks as their male colleagues.
New research shows increasing female staff numbers is, on its own, unlikely to change the way risk is managed in banks.
It took BP 87 days to cap the Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP’s plans for the Bight say it would take 10 days to begin dispersing an oil spill at source, and 35 days for well-capping equipment to reach the site – making it likely that oil would hit the coast.
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico blowout prompted a technical review, but what about corporate soulsearching?
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As BP plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, questions can be asked about whether it has made the right changes to its working practices to avoid a repeat of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.