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Brady Heywood Podcast

Join forensic engineer Sean Brady as he discusses engineering failures and disasters. Sean examines both the technical and human causes of failure, explores failures in a range of professions, and talks about why our decision making is not nearly as rational as we’d like to think.
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Dec 12, 2016

What does a stadium collapse, baseball, fire fighting, and taking a shower have in common?

In this episode we explore the concept of expertise and ask does it have a dark side? Indeed, can failures sometimes occur precisely because we possess expertise?

But before all that we'll join a group of firefighters about to step into an obscure valley in Montana in 1949...

Sean delivered this presentation to approximately 550 delegates attending the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference in August 2016. The title of the presentation was “Wedded to Our Tools – Why Expertise Can Hold Us back”.

Look out for the next episode of the Brady Heywood Podcast in mid January 2017.

Detailed information on the Mann Gulch fire can be found at http://www.bradyheywood.com.au/uploads/213.pdf and  http://www.bradyheywood.com.au/uploads/220.pdf

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