Re: [SystemSafety] UC UC Volvo has an accident

From: Corkery Tony < >
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:25:36 +0000

Thanks for the reminder, he now has 'Target Risk 3' an updated 2014 version available for free download from his site:

Tony Corkery

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From: nfr [mailto:felix.redmill_at_xxxxxx Sent: 08 June 2015 10:12
To: Corkery Tony
Cc: Peter Bernard Ladkin; The System Safety List Subject: Re: [SystemSafety] UC Volvo has an accident

You may also know that Gerry Wilde later wrote a book - "Target Risk", an interesting book - on the subject. I haven't checked recently, but it used to be available on the web. Felix.

> On 8 Jun 2015, at 09:05, Corkery Tony <TCORKERY_at_xxxxxx >
> An interesting post and it certainly brought to mind Risk Compensation behaviour from the very start. However, in your last paragraph you imply the theory of Risk Homeostasis was proposed by John Adams. Whilst John Adams does discuss this topic at length in his books 'Risk' and 'Risk and Freedom', the theory was actually proposed by Prof Gerald J.S. Wilde:
> Wilde, G.J.S., 1982. The theory of risk homeostasis: Implications for safety and health. Risk Anal., 2: 209-225.
> I mention this just because it is the second time in the space of a fortnight where I have experienced John Adams being given inappropriate credit for this theory.
> Cheers
> Tony Corkery
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> ... but not the one the news has been emphasising. I just sent off a short Risks note, and wrote the following blog post
> Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
> Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319

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