The study of human reasoning often concentrates on reasoningfrom an already assumed interpretation of the world, thereby neglectingreasoning towards an interpretation. In the recent literature within cognitivescience, the means taken from the area of nonmonotonic logic are proposed toanalyse the latter aspect of human reasoning. In this paper, this claim is furtherworked out and tested against the empirical material of human reasoning duringcritical situations (incident management). Empirical and simulated reasoningtraces have been analysed by comparing them and by automatically checkingtheir properties.
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Is a Zero-Incident Objective Achievable in Environmental Health & Safety?
A zero-incident objective, known formally as Zero-Accident Vision (ZAV), is a popular philosophy in environmental health & safety (EHS) that holds that no one should ever be injured in the workplace. It’s a way of thinking about injury-prevention strategies rather than an actual goal, thus providing a basis for continually improving EHS processes. ZAV proposes that all accidents are preventable, and a strict interpretation of this philosophy holds that accidents don’t even exist because all such...
Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents
The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and highlight the steps companies are taking to not only ensure compliance with workplace legislation but create a proactive...
FTIR gas analyzers support management of fire at UK waste facility - Case study
A multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was first established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency (EA), Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Meteorological Office on a 24/7, 365 days and year basis to form an AQC for any major incident...
Most Useful Mobile Apps for EHS Managers
Managing compliance is a full-time job and to do it well, EHS managers need to have the right tools. We’ve put together a list of apps that we like (and use ourselves) to make EHS management a little easier. We`ve broken them down into three categories: EHS-Specific Apps, General Business Apps, and Travel Apps (for those EHS managers who are on the road a lot visiting mulitple sites.) EHS Apps to Download Today Here were some favorites from our consultants: NIOSH Ladder Safety (check your angles and...
The 6 Most Common and Dangerous Incidents
EH&S plays a vital role in business, but its presence doesn’t mean the workplace is full of numerous hazards waiting to pounce on employees at every turn. Thankfully, most incidents that take place are usually insignificant. Luckily, they’re rare, too, and when something does go wrong it usually results in a minor injury that can be treated on-site. However, dangerous incidents do occur, and it’s important the root causes are focused on by EH&S teams in order for businesses to stand a...