Blog #7 – Is this the un-mitigatable risk?

I, like many other strawberry lovers in Australia, was horrified when the first case of a needle found in a strawberry was reported in mid-September.  It was quickly followed by another and then another.  Early on, it seemed isolated to one farm and one type of fruit, with speculation of involvement by a disgruntled employee […]

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Do we need a risk matrix?

Lately I have been thinking (dangerous I know); is the risk matrix truly useful to communicate the level of risk?  For example, does a High Risk actually mean the risk is high? When we look at the psychology of risk, you can understand management being on tenterhooks when told there is a ‘High Risk here’ […]

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Hindsight 20/20 # 5 – Who let the dogs out

Here we go again. On 4th September the Daily Telegraph reveals another ‘Mad Monday’ showing Canterbury Bulldogs players in various states of disrepair and some of them in various states of undress.  That this occurred is bad enough – that it occurred in a public location was nothing short of disgraceful. The definition of insanity […]

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Flagging my risk management in South Korea

Rod’s reach has now extended to South Korea, working with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change. The objective of the Green Climate Fund is to “support projects, programmes, policies […]

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2018 Blog post # 6 – Mixed messages

The impact of incentives, targets, and/or punitive measures on the management of risk When we go to work, we expect to come home. But tragically that’s not always the case. I rarely refer to cases that involve a fatality or fatalities out of respect for families but I’m compelled in this blog to go to […]

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2018 Blog # 5 – Risk-Based Approach

Introduction It’s always a bit of a giggle when a politician, or a government official makes a statement that they are “taking a risk-based approach” to that issue or policy. It is a well-worn line – but if I had a dollar …… In my observation, it is more than often used as a complete […]

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