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What’s Your Baseline: How Do You Decide What Risks You Take?

SafetyCulture News | By | 14 Dec 2018 | < 1


We all take risks, in our lives, at work. But what happens when you, or those around you, start to deviate from what is safe, bit by little bit?

In 1988 a series of massive explosions destroyed the world’s largest offshore oil and gas rig killing 167 men.

In this new original podcast series SafetyCulture travelled to Scotland to find out how something like that could happen, and what can it teach us about why we take risks.

Is the biggest risk now that we’ve forgotten how simple it is for things to go terribly wrong?

Through interviews with survivors, academics, and a rare interview with chair of the government inquiry, Lord Cullen, the series uses powerful storytelling to make lessons about leadership and communication as relevant now as they were then. And they’re applicable no matter what industry you’re working in.

This is a powerful tool to help start conversations with colleagues, friends, even family about how they take risks and about what your own baseline of safety is.

How often do you cross the line and think it doesn’t matter?

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