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The third dimension of risk assessment

rThe article explores the importance of incorporating human factors into all risk assessments. (Image source: Canva)

Health & Safety

Larry Wilson, Author and CEO, Safestart, pens an eye-opening piece on risk assessments

Just to recap the previous articles about the Paradigm Shifts series, the first article we talked about, Hazards or Human Error, introduces a new way of thinking about hazards and hazardous energy.

And in the last article, we discussed the three sources of unexpected events and which one is more critical.

Now, the third article I want you to read is called The Third Dimension of Risk Assessment.

This article explores the importance of incorporating human factors into all risk assessments and it also begins to explain the counter-intuitive nature of serious injury causation. It is a real eye opener!


And by the way, you should also check the Defenseless Moments podcast, as it dives deep into the world of health and safety, sharing an in-depth look into the industry.

Tune in for our first twelve-part series where I break down the stories behind each article of the Paradigm Shifts series.

About the Author

Larry Wilson is a pioneer in the area of Human Factors in safety. He has been a safety consultant for over 25 years and has worked on-site with hundreds of companies worldwide. He is the author of SafeStart, an advanced safety and performance awareness programme, successfully implemented in more than 3,500 companies, in over 60 countries, with more than 4 million people trained. He co-authored the book “Inside Out: Rethinking Traditional Safety Management Paradigms” and authored the book “Defenseless Moments: a Different Perspective on Serious Injuries.” Larry is the moderator of the SafeConnection expert panels and an active keynote speaker at health and safety conferences around the globe.