I Was Fooling Myself About Situational Awareness

I like to think I’m a fairly observant person. Most of the time I am intentional about trying to stay aware of my surroundings. I study the topic of situational awareness, teach about it, and have even written some articles about it. Even when I’m using my smartphone in a public area, I am intentional about using…

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Sharp Women: A Must-Read for Women (and Men)

We are big proponents of situational awareness at Better Protectors. It should be a part of everyone’s daily practice. Getting training and putting it to use is a “best practice”. Getting that training can be through life experience, in a classroom setting, or sometimes by reading. There are some good books on the subject, including…

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The OODA Loop: Your Secret Weapon for Personal Safety

The OODA Loop can be used to increase your personal safety

Personal safety is something we should all prioritize. We all want to keep ourselves and our families safe and the OODA Loop is something that can help with that. Understanding and using the OODA loop can be a great tool in your personal safety toolbox. What is the OODA Loop? Okay, let’s start with the…

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Situational Awareness for Workplace Safety

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What is situational awareness and how does it fit into workplace safety? The American Psychological Association defines situation awareness as: “conscious knowledge of the immediate environment and the events that are occurring in it. Situation awareness involves perception of the elements in the environment, comprehension of what they mean and how they relate to one…

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