Category Archives: Safety

Risk Analysis: Various attributes

(Photo Source: Google) A gallon of kerosene is only a hazard until we light a match nearby, when we actually make the situation risky for the people and property around. Unsafe working conditions are workplace hazards which, when combined with … Continue reading

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Health & Safety: In the midst of a disaster!

(Photo Source: Google) Under any disaster situation, the immediate disaster responders have to work in a very close proximity with the victims. Besides there is high probability that the circumstances under which they are performing the job, inherently carry certain … Continue reading

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Risk: Concept & Components

(Photo Source: Google) Whenever there is a likelihood scenario of losing someone or something of value, there is risk associated. In a broader perspective, risk can also be understood as potential for loss. In financial terms, risk is either pure … Continue reading

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A Short Story: In the name of Road Safety in Nepal!

(Photo Source: Google) “I hope you all have recognized us from our uniforms” Remaining in my seat, I looked up and there stood two young traffic officers, in their unmistakable blue uniforms, at the entrance of our Wi-Fi enabled night … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Rana Plaza collapse: Need for a comprehensive DRM/BCP

(Photo Source: Google) Background Review 24th April 2016, the collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory complex, the deadliest industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh, marked its 3rd anniversary. To commemorate the loss, thousands of survivors, activists, relatives of the … Continue reading

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“Go-Bag” & “DCH”: Enough said, let’s make it right!

Background In the recorded history of Nepal, the Gorkha Earthquake was one of the devastating quakes hitting the country. Nearly 82 years after the mega earthquake of 1934 CE, Nepal was heavily shaken by the recent M 7.6 earthquake on … Continue reading

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What did you do? What did you learn?: When the earthquake Struck!

(Photo Source: Google) Almost all of us, who witnessed and survived the devastating Gorkha Earthquake on 25th April 2015, would easily recall what exactly we were doing when the Earth started shaking on that fateful day. Following are some of … Continue reading

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