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Learning from Incidents

By Edward Smith It is a common experience to hear the phrase "We must learn lessons from this" following a major accident, or a more everyday event such as losing in a sporting competition. Indeed this has become such a common phrase that one may ...

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How does cost cutting affect safety?

How does cost cutting affect safety?

The RMS Titanic wanted to set a time record across the Atlantic although there were warnings of icebergs in the area to be crossed. The crew ignored the warnings and RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in full speed. The Challenger space shuttle was launched ...

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Risks of marine transfer of personnel offshore

Risks of marine transfer of personnel offshore

A new estimate of the fatality risk from transferring personnel by crane between marine vessels and offshore installations. Although helicopters are the most common way of moving personnel to and from offshore installations in the North Sea, other ...

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