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Human performance and risk management

Date: January 10, 2012
Presenter(s): Ivan Pupulidy

A webinar on the roles individuals, leaders and organizations have in improving performance. Historically human performance has been seen as a simply looking at how the individual workers behave. The focus of post incident analysis, for example, has been to judge actions and decisions based on the result or outcome; essentially, if the outcome was positive, then the action was appropriate or even laudatory. However, if the outcome was negative, then the individual action was deemed inappropriate; often judged to be a violation. This approach misses the system contribution to the events. This creates confusion, an undeniable level of distrust and a lack of reporting in the work force; thereby destroying the safety culture of the organization. The webinar will introduce current research surrounding topics like risk assessment, reporting and learning. This webinar was hosted by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, the Joint Fire Science Program, and the International Association of Wildland Fire.

Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Organizational Learning & Innovation
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12863
FRAMES RCS number: 11891
Record updated: Nov 1, 2017