Crisis Training – The best time to learn is not what you think.

Right now you may be thinking of the old phrase “trial by fire.”  You may even concur with the notion that nothing teaches you to fight better than the fight itself.  This train of logic has barrelled down the information track for decades, but science and better yet real results tell us something much different.  The Read more about Crisis Training – The best time to learn is not what you think.[…]

Why are we talking about heat illness in the middle of winter?

Heat illness is a fascinating topic that typically hinges itself on a single concept – hydration.  Drink more water! After a 5-hour hike where I exerted myself every step of the way, dragging 25lbs of gear on my back, keeping my heart rate elevated, I had to ask myself a fundamental question.  Why after 5 Read more about Why are we talking about heat illness in the middle of winter?[…]

My Design. Your Fault. The nightmare of design professional immunity.

About eight years ago, Design Professionals, went on a campaign to provide themselves with immunity from all of their acts considering themselves something to Royal Dictators.  Today, Design Professionals are still charging ahead and winning immunity for their actions.  Senate Bill 496 of 2017 solidified their protection and frankly its a raw deal for public agencies. Read more about My Design. Your Fault. The nightmare of design professional immunity.[…]

Virtual Reality and Risk

Your world is seriously about to change.  Maybe for the good and maybe, well….  At least we know that risk managers jobs won’t be going away anytime soon.  Risks abound here in reality, and virtual reality will be no different.  Don the headset and let’s see in 3D (or immersive virtual reality) what we are about to Read more about Virtual Reality and Risk[…]

Cleaning up homeless encampments.

While the economy seems to be screaming at the top of its lungs, the unintended consequences of high rents and super low unemployment have caused an uptick in homelessness, especially here in California.  Add on the banning of plastic bags, decriminalization of certain narcotics and pressure to reduce overcrowding in our prisons and you have Read more about Cleaning up homeless encampments.[…]

Why “Paint it Black” is a terrible idea but still a great song

Black, black, I want to paint it black seems to be a theme in many a roadway management programs.  In a lot of respects, it makes sense.  Simple, fast, and economically feasible.   However, this quick fix leaves vehicle operators confused. Confused you say?  Yes, confused.  While black paint should and does cover up yellow and white Read more about Why “Paint it Black” is a terrible idea but still a great song[…]