One of the biggest risks about evacuating your office in the event of an emergency is getting people to actually evacuate safely. You can send all the emails you want about procedures but like the boy who cried were(wolf) sometimes we hear the warning alarms so frequently that when we really have to evacuate […]

To be read in association with the post: “Tips on writing a zombie evacuation memo“. There are many reasons – including fire or bomb threats – that require us to evacuate the building but it is equally important that we prepare for other threats such as an evacuation because of a zombie infection. You may laugh […]

The book Fast Food Nation was one of my favourites when I read it years ago specifically the chapter about the risks of E. coli and the meat packing industry. One of the most memorable quotes I know came from this book: “There is shit in the meat”. Well I guess now we can say […]

When my son was 7-years old he asked me what I did for a living. I explained that “Daddy goes to companies and helps them find where all the bad things are.” Ironically, this definition served me well when I had to explain what ERM was to grown ups. While others were quoting definitions from […]

The good folks at Riskviews got me thinking about my least read posts. I’ve been doing this for a few years and understand that no one wants to scroll through over 300 blog entries to find some gems from 2006. So here are a few items you may have missed that might be worth your […]

I read two articles yesterday which suggested to me that 1-in-5 people in leadership positions are confused. A PwC survey revealed that only “21% of leaders understand the potential value of social media”. In another survey by Greenwich Associates and reported in Risk Management Magazine, “The study finds that less than 20% of participating companies […]

I read two articles yesterday which suggested to me that 1-in-5 people in leadership positions are confused. A PwC survey revealed that only “21% of leaders understand the potential value of social media”. In another survey by Greenwich Associates and reported in Risk Management Magazine, “The study finds that less than 20% of participating companies […]