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Navigating Safety

by Amalberti, René.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, 2191-530X Physical details: XV, 132 p. 7 illus., 6 illus. in color. online resource. ISBN: 9400765495 Subject(s): Engineering. | System safety. | Environmental management. | Industrial management. | Engineering. | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk. | Environmental Management. | Management/Business for Professionals.
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Foreword -- 1 The demand for safety and its paradoxes -- 2 Human error at the centre of the debate on safety -- 3 The keys to a successful systemic approach to risk management -- 4 Human and organisational factors (HOFs): Significantly growing challenges -- 5 Conclusion: The golden rules in relation to systemic safety -- Index.

Managing safety in a professional environment requires constant negotiation with other competitive dimensions of risk management (finances, market and political drivers, manpower and social crisis). This is obvious, although generally not said in safety manuals. The book provides a unique vision of how to best find these compromises, starting with lessons learnt from natural risk management by individuals, then applying them to the craftsman industry, complex industrial systems (civil aviation, nuclear energy) and public services (like transportation and medicine). It offers a unique, illustrated, easy to read and scientifically based set of original concepts and pragmatic methods to revisit safety management and adopt a successful system vision. As such, and with illustrations coming from many various fields (aviation, fishing, nuclear, oil, medicine), it potentially covers a broad readership.

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