What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?

“Hey, have you seen my fighter jet?” Last week, the general public and the national media were baffled by an announcement from the Marine Corps that a military aircraft had gone missing. And not just any aircraft—an F35B Lightning II, an elite stealth fighter jet labeled by its maker Lockheed-Martin as “the most lethal, stealthy Read more about What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?[…]

How to Do Ergonomics Right

It’s the program everyone loves to hate. It takes a lot of work, and the benefits aren’t always clear. I am speaking about ergonomics, the science of fitting the workplace to the individual. Most agencies implement an ergonomics program to benefit their employees and lower worker’s compensation costs. These programs, though, are as piecemeal and Read more about How to Do Ergonomics Right[…]

Flying Cars Are Closer Than You Think

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Doc Brown told Marty and Jennifer in the 1986 movie Back To The Future, just before they flew through our screens in a rocket-propelled Delorian. The Jetsons. Star Wars. Blade Runner. All these futuristic shows and movies, and many more besides, featured flying cars. Innovative and far-flung storytelling Read more about Flying Cars Are Closer Than You Think[…]

Are You Ready To Take The Heat?

  I do not have to tell you we are experiencing a heatwave—and a long one. You wake up daily to a notification on your phone telling you how hot it will be. Articles pop up every other day about record-breaking temperatures across the country and the world. Perhaps you have heard that meteorologists are Read more about Are You Ready To Take The Heat?[…]

Creating Trust in Risk Management

I recently encountered a prominent example of the importance of trust in risk management. One of our clients received a legal complaint about an unsafe condition at one of their sites. They asked me to perform an audit. When I arrived at the site, the individual showing me around revealed that they had made the Read more about Creating Trust in Risk Management[…]