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


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

Date added: 03/10/2009
Date modified: 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.

Evaluating Risk Evaluating Risk

Date added: 04/01/2008
Date modified: 10/07/2011
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This paper outlines the HIRA process of risk assessment. It presents a step-by-step approach to identify, assess and prioritize risk. Included are templates and worksheets.

Bear Attack Article Bear Attack Article

Date added: 11/14/2008
Date modified: 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.

Accident Prevention Accident Prevention

Date added: 04/08/2008
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This is an excerpt from Trip Tips: An Outdoor Planning Manual for Students. The chapter gives an overview of a number of accident theories such as Hale's Dynamics of Accidents Model followed by practical examples of how the model can be applied to an outdoor trip situation. The discussion also explores hazard evaluation and situational awareness as risk management strategies.
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