Err on the Side of Caution

Despite the fact that it’s an incorrect spelling, the phrase “err on the side of caution” is becoming more popular. The idiom is an example of risk management and quality management principles. The term is more appropriate in business settings, as errors can be expensive. A risk management principle The precautionary principle applies when there is a high level of scientific uncertainty about a risk or a possible adverse consequence. In some cases, the burden of proof shifts to the hazard creator. In other situations, invoking the precautionary principle should…