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Document ID (ISN)112056
CIS number 11-0633
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grote G.
Title Safety management in different high-risk domains - All the same?
Bibliographic information 2011, 10p. Illus. 60 ref.
Internet access Safety_management.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this article is to discuss what different high-risk industries can learn from each other and what limits for generalizing safety management methods within and across industries exist. After presenting core components of safety management, attributes crucial to any organization's functioning are described, which also affect the way safety management systems should be designed, run and assessed. By discussing safety management in the context of these attributes, contingencies are outlined that can help decision-makers in companies tailor safety management to their own situation and support regulators in drawing up and evaluating safety management requirements for different industries while also promoting learning between different high-risk domains. Standards and procedures, safety training, incident reporting and investigation, and safety culture are taken as examples to illustrate why and how different aspects of organizational functioning should be taken into account when designing and evaluating safety management systems or elements thereof.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; role of management; plant safety organization
Descriptors (secondary) aircraft; comparative study; safety training in industry; accident investigation; notification of occupational accidents; chemical industry; nuclear power stations; air transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Safety programmes