Why Employees Take Risk


Through case studies and research on the cause of accidents, this session will discuss the primary reasons why accidents do happen in the work place. By understand the difference between flows in rule base, skill base and knowledge base types of accidents/incidents, the attendee will have a better understanding of why employees take risks either inadvertently or on purpose. Understanding the choices employees make may help train employees more effectively in the prevent of injury.

Core Competency #1: PRMS - Public Risk Management Skills

Crisis Management

Core Competency #2 PA/GBS – Public Administration/General Business Skills:

Communication Skills

Course Level


Learning Objectives

Objective 1: Understanding how and why inappropriate actions that lead to accidents are taken by employees
Objective 2: Understand the break downs between rule based, skill based and knowledged based failures and how to correct those
Objective 3 Understand the potential remedies to rectify the potetial failues or lapses in a training program


Workers’ Compensation