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Document ID (ISN)109865
CIS number 09-975
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kouabenan D.R.
Title Role of beliefs in accident and risk analysis and prevention
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.767-776. 53 ref.
Abstract This article discusses the impact of belief systems and culture on safety and accident prevention. It is hypothesized that an understanding of the beliefs people hold about risks and the causes of accidents, as well as their perceptions of the need for safety, are important prerequisites for effectively managing risk and designing preventive measures. This is considered particularly relevant in this era of globalization where workers from different backgrounds are relocating, and increasingly complex technology is being exported. The discussion is supported by examples from both developing and developed countries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; safety consciousness; human behaviour; psychology and sociology; transfer of technology
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; human factors; developing countries; industrialized countries; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors
Transfer of technology