Why does one person’s perfectly rational decision about safety seem completely irrational to someone else? How does our personal sphere of perceptions and life experiences shape our decisions related to safety? Is it possible to recognize our biases to better understand how they are influencing our decisions related to safety? Using the methods of mentalist magicians, this humorous and interactive session demonstrates the predictable nature of our thoughts and actions. Attendees will gain a fresh perspective for understanding how they arrived at certain decisions and actions they can take to challenge their basic instincts. This session presents various inherent cognitive biases and their influence on basic decision making related to not just safety, but numerous decisions we make throughout the day. Cognitive biases can cause decision makers to underestimate certain risks or over estimate the ability of risk management strategies to manage hazards. Interactive demonstrations will be used to reinforce key learning point.