RISKS

There will always be risks in life as risks are essentially part of everyday life. It is apparent that there is risks involved when driving a car, risks of being eaten by a shark when swimming in the ocean and even risks of exposure to the common cold. The test of risks and how risks essentially become a risk is however, how risks are evaluated, the degree of risks, and how to continue to live with everyday risks.

This is when mitigation measures are acted upon to reduce the exposure of risks and risks from perpetuating in a risk cycle. As risks become more transparent, ways to reduce risks are made available and if not, parts of risks are identified to reduce the exposure of risks in indictment segments. For example, in hindsight of the above risks, there are rules and regulations to continually improve road safety, awareness about when and where or when and where not to swim in the ocean, and general hygiene practices and health education to reduce people’s exposure to bad bacteria and viruses.

The primary avenue for the management of risks is a risk assessment process. Risk assessments are fundamentally an essence of everyday life – as risks are in everyday life. Risks are always being assessed, and if anything, programmed within us to act in a safe manner and further safe guard our environment. The challenge here is as more and more risks are identified, and risks amongst and within risks mound to larger risks, therefore results with risk management becoming largely a tool for the protection of the subject/s at risk. It would seem simple that once risks are identified, people would go beyond their means to reduce their exposure of risks, though, people still disregard road rules, swim at the wrong times and places and vaguely practice general hygiene.

There is no answer to reduce risks – unless you live in a bubble, however that would also imbed risks from the bubble popping and secondary risks of extreme risk exposure – and solutions can be an overwhelming impediment of the overall risk. Hence, information and tools are a way to help guide risk management. Although, what must be highly regarded here is as risks are identified, the subject/s at risk will still be exposed to some level of risk, therefore, locking risks into a vicious cycle of risks.

Risks will always be risks, and how you choose to protect yourself and environment from risks negatively causing risks reflects the management of risks, therefore the transparency of the assessment process of risks.

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