Research Category: Current Projects

Rules and Procedures

Rules and Procedures

Documentation and excessive rules are seen to create an illusion of safety while possibly increasing risk and confusion. However, rules and procedures are important risk control strategies especially in high risk environments. The role of rules and procedures has been the subject of recent research and a topic of discussion among OHS professionals. This all […]

New chapter – Emergency Management

New chapter – Emergency Management

The first edition of the OHS BoK (2012) included a chapter on emergency preparedness. Since this time we have learned a lot about managing emergencies and issues that can arise through poor communication, lack of coordination and interoperability. While acknowledging that emergency management is a specialist area the chapter explores the knowledge required by generalist […]