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A collection of articles, research papers and conference publications related to risk management.


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Managing Risk - Equipment Chapter Managing Risk - Equipment Chapter

Date added: 01/28/2010
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This is an excerpt from the outcoming book Managing Risk. This chapter deals with the the Equipment Management System one of the key systems of outdoor adventure program risk management.

SCIRA - Systems Complexity Index Risk Analysis SCIRA - Systems Complexity Index Risk Analysis

Date added: 10/14/2009
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The emerging systems based approach to risk management planning has altered the way we conceive, organize and implement risk systems. The System Complexity Index Risk Analysis (SCIRA) is a tool to objectively measure the stability of an organization’s risk management systems, and provides a completely different means of interpreting and managing risk events. By measuring the parameters of coupling and complexity, risk potential can be approached from a ‘macro’ level, as opposed to the existing hazard based approach, and is of use to administrators down to field level staff.

Falling in Line with the Law Falling in Line with the Law

Date added: 03/10/2009
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by Kris Lines and Jon Heshka

Adults who choose to engage in physical activities which obviously give rise to a degree of unavoidable risk may find that they have no means of recompense if the risk materializes so that they are injured”. With these opening lines, the Court of Appeal reasserted a return to commonsense and traditional legal principles and dispelled the modern myth of a compensation culture in sport. Indeed, such a stance is particularly welcome in activities where the claimant has intentionally sought a risk and which eventuates with ultimately tragic consequences.

Bear Attack Article Bear Attack Article

Date added: 11/14/2008
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This is the most comprehensive Bear Attack reference article we've seen. Written by Steven P. French, M.D. for publication in the 4th Edition of the Wilderness Medicine.

The Delusion of Learning from Experience The Delusion of Learning from Experience

Date added: 06/11/2008
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This provocative statement pin points the fundamental flaw the outdoor industry’s current Risk Management (RM) model is built on. Common belief in the outdoor trip leading world is that experience is a guide’s most valuable tool...
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