Legal Considerations

Beyond Operator Error: Internal Systems Analysis to Improve Safety
Presented by Jeff Jackson

The emerging systems based approach to risk management planning has altered the way we conceive, organize, and implement risk systems. This workshop provides an internal systems perspective to looking beyond operator error and understanding the latent and organizational causes of accidents. In effect, we examine how our organizations can sometimes set up our staff to fail. The analysis framework in this webinar hinges upon event analysis (both positive or negative) to create structures that reduce variability in delivery and improve safety.

An Exploration of Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Education
AEE Webinar Series 

Module 1
Risk Management 101: Introduction to Risk Management
with Angie Moline

Module 2
Building A Culture of Risk Management - The Importance of the Near-Miss
with Steve Smith

Module 3
When Risks Include a Law Suit: Legal Liability Issues in Outdoor Education
with Reb Gregg

New Paradigms of Non Normal and Training to Failure: Training for Safety
Presented by Jeff Jackson
The premise of this work: it is faulty logic to believe that training field staff for ‘normal’ operations will somehow prepare them to deal with ‘non normal’ events when they (inevitably) occur. Non normal would be considered anything beyond expected events or outcomes – a large catch all category that captures undesirable, unplanned or unexpected events. In particular, the focus will be on time-sensitive, safety critical behaviours. The premise of this work extends that if we want certain safety behaviours, then we need to show people the boundaries around such behaviours, and the repercussions of undesirable safety behaviours. There is theoretical and empirical evidence for this. This work is based on the presenter’s PhD research and application of industrial safety theory and findings.