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WIS #17 – Accidents Waiting in the Perfect Storm

By Tamara Parris
Published: August 19, 2020 | Last updated: November 22, 2023
Key Takeaways

Ashling Boyd and Darren Sutton talk about a real life accident and how the “Perfect Storm” methodology can help us better understand events and factors that influence outcomes.


Join us as Ashling Boyd and Darren Sutton talk about a real life accident our guest lived through. Darren Sutton talks with Ashling about the events and how to identify the four types of consequences that influence whether or not an accident might be the final outcome. During their discussion, they use the "Perfect Storm" methodology to better understand various events that influence outcomes. Join in as we learn more about the theory of "Perfect Storm",


Our Guest

Ashling Boyd is a Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada at MCR Safety and a Workplace Safety Speaker. Ashling was raised in Ontario and moved to Calgary five in a half years ago. Her involvement in the safety sector has grown immensely since May 2017 when her life forever changed after losing her dad to a workplace fatality. Since her tragic lost, Ashling has made it her mission to help raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety by supporting charities and starting her own brand called CB Safety. Her mission to help the next generation be safer than the one before.


Twitter: ashling_boyd

Darren Sutton is Senior Partner at RMS Switzerland. Darren is a Performance Psychologist and the developer of the world’s only fully IOSH Certificated Behavioural Safety Leadership Program. He enjoys working with organisations who want to go beyond compliance and towards sustainable excellence in safety performance. His hobbies include ocean swimming and live music. He has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the most challenging environments in the world.



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Written by Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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