Presentation on theme: "Unexpected : Unforeseen Worst: Most unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful Potential: Existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality."— Presentation transcript:
Unexpected : Unforeseen Worst: Most unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful Potential: Existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality
Attached are a series of photos that someone sent me that highlight what one would certainly call an expected situation. Worst Case Scenario – When the unexpected happens Fish and game officers are about to release a large brown bear into the wild. Trouble is, the bear doesn’t seem to be very grateful.
Hindsight is always 20/20 and you can always second guess another person’s mistake. With that in mind. Do you think the Fish and Game officers considered worst case scenario?
Knowing what you know now, if you were the officers, what would you have done differently? No doubt the average person would be a bit apprehensive to say the least if they were faced with a task such as this.
Would a formal JSA have helped? Identify and mitigate any potential hazards Would stabilizing the cage have helped? How about a remote release function? Could some kind of a protective barrier have been installed? What about a can of bear repellant?
Do you think the officers perhaps considered this to be a routine task and therefore did not foresee the bear’s unexpected reaction or potential? They may have done this same task several hundred times over the years without any incidents
It’s safe to say that good fortune certainly smiled on this officer. A rhetorical question: In the future, do you think they will approach a task such as this differently?
Regardless of how many times we perform it, no task that we do should ever be considered “routine”.
When a task becomes “routine”, the potential for most anything to happen enters into the picture R.Evans JH&SC