Earlier this summer I attended the combined PSAM and ESREL conference in Helsinki, probably the largest and most influential conference for risk and reliability practitioners this year. Key experts from industries like nuclear power, oil and gas, aviation, rail, and process industry, shared their thoughts and new ideas for improvements in the field of risk ... Read more.
Over the last decade, environmental risks have increased, for instance we have seen two major earthquakes reaching some of the highest tectonic levels ever recorded having catastrophic effects on people, the environment and global business. The recent Fukushima incident showed us how these three factors can combine with potentially catastrophic results. The tsunami that affected ... Read more.
We always strive to be better, to improve our methods and to increase the safety of all types of industry operations. But, this is a huge challenge. Today we already have good safety cultures in most industries and the risk of something hazardous happening is small. The types of catastrophic scenarios I am talking about ... Read more.
“No one notices us when things are going right.” It’s a sad but all-too-commonly-held view that shipping is all but invisible to the public until there is an accident. When high-profile accidents have thrust shipping into the public eye, societal concern has often prompted significant regulatory changes. Multiple bulk carrier losses, particularly the Derbyshire, led ... Read more.