A risk assessment response to #ShutDownSTEM

Using an aviation risk model to analyze the effects of racism

Swiss cheese model of accident causation
  • Unwanted outcome — Death at the hands of law enforcement
  • Hazard — Use of a police procedure that may result in the death of someone in police control or custody
  • Likelihood — The probability that a particular person is exposed to the hazard
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Air pollution
  • Race-based discrimination
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Law enforcement encounters
  • Housing security
  • Fair job opportunities
  • Income
  • Inherited wealth
  • Quality schools
  • Healthy food choices
  • Access to green spaces
  1. What characteristics are associated with being exposed to one or more of the hazard conditions?
  2. What characteristics are associated with benefiting from one or more of the protective mechanisms?

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Former USAF and Boeing engineer and creator of aviation safety and security site AirSafe.com.

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Former USAF and Boeing engineer and creator of aviation safety and security site AirSafe.com.

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