Eric Stemn holds a PhD in occupational health and safety from the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia, an MSc in Environmental Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana. Eric has extensive experience in health, safety and environment (HSE) consulting and training and is currently a faculty member of UMaT, at the Environmental and Safety Engineering Department, where he teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Before joining UMaT, Eric worked in a consulting role for 4 years, where he assisted several Ghanaian companies in preparing technical reports leading to permit clearance from the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency. Eric’s PhD research focused on improving organisational learning from incidents through improved incident investigation, effective risk management and how the incident investigation process feeds back into risk management activities. Eric facilitates industry-based workshops and delivers environmental, safety and health risk-based training to the minerals industry. Eric continues to consult for a wide range of industries in matters relating to occupational health, safety and environment.