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Walt Hanson

ABS Consulting

Mr. Hanson is a senior risk consultant for ABS Consulting. He has more than 24 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing maritime loss prevention management systems, including mishap investigation, system safety, policy and procedure, training systems, performance measurement, and behavior-based interventions. His primary work areas are: (1) developing and conducting geographically and temporally referenced, all-hazard risk assessments for maritime decision makers; (2) developing, implementing, and administering maritime risk management systems; (3) conducting complex maritime incident investigations requiring the analysis of root causes; and (4) training maritime risk assessment techniques, including incident investigation.

Mr. Hanson has been the project manager/engineer for several U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) tasks that support the development of (1) risk-based decision-making processes for specific marine-related issues and (2) port systems all-hazard risk and resource management, and has assisted in the development of the Coast Guard's risk-informed planning guidance and performance measures. Before joining ABS Consulting, Mr. Hanson served five years as the Coast Guard's Afloat Safety Division Chief, and two years as a fleet manager in Coast Guard headquarters. He completed nearly 25 years commissioned service as a Captain.

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