From: Ray Cook <raycook**At_Symbol_Here**APEXHSE.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Everything is Obvious
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:59:48 -0500
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Thanks Ralph,

I will be interested to read this book, as I have taught a course worldwide emphasizing that obvious is our enemy during incident investigation. This is mainly because once we think we understand the problem, we no longer continue to investigate. Human nature leads us to make assumptions that are not accurate, and we end up implementing numerous corrective actions to solve it, when in fact, we usually tend to address the consequences and seldom address the underlying cause. Often one corrective action can solve the problem, but it is usually missed. It will be interesting to read this perspective.


Ray Cook, CIH, CSP

I Cor 1:18
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> On Sep 11, 2014, at 8:49 AM, Ralph Stuart wrote:
> I went to a lecture yesterday by a Cornell visiting scholar from Microsoft who recently published a book entitled "Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer". The lecture was about the limits of common sense as a strategy for making decisions. I think that a lot of the points he made were applicable to the recent string of chemical lab incidents we've been discussing, so I thought I would point out this as a potentially useful resource for the Chemical Health and Safety community.
> - Ralph
> Ralph Stuart, CIH
> rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**

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