Brain-Centered Hazards: Risks & Remedies

Knowing that risk is created by exposure to hazards, all members of the workforce have been enlisted to become “hazard recognizers.” Front-line workers and leaders alike are taught to observe their work environments for physical, technological,and behavioral elements that can cause or contribute to personal injuries and/or organizational accidents.But what if the potential hazards and associated safety and business risks also are housed in the human brain?

This paper, wrote by Dekra, outlines some of the Brain-Centered Hazards identified by applying recent neuroscience research to our modern workplaces. Specifically, three key lessons from neuroscience are explored in detail so leaders can be alerted to the types of risks lurking in every one of their worksites. Then, this paper introduces a mitigation approach that enables leaders to reduce exposures to these newly-identified hazards.

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