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Risk assessment at the sharp end

In 1966, the collapse of a coal mine in the Welsh village of Aberfan resulted in the killing of 116 children and 28 adults. Following the disaster, Lord Robens proposed a shift away from prescriptive rules towards a duty of care from those responsible for the ownership and management of high risk facilities.

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accident investigations: learning from failures or failure to learn?

Behavioural  sciences  are  increasingly  becoming  concerned with the learning that follows from accidents. Many scholars have questioned the underlying causes of ‘accidents’ and the conventional  methods  of  accident  investigations,  but their conclusions vary. In general, accidents are investigated for two reasons – to settle litigation and for professional objectives – that is, to prevent these issues occurring …

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