The aim of the article is to describe a set of biases in safety management practices and their possible consequences for safety. We will outline main biases of safety management in four thematic areas: beliefs about individual behavior, beliefs about organizations, safety models and safety management methods. A common theme underlying the biases is a lack of systems view on safety. A systemic safety management takes into account people, technology and organization and their interaction in equal terms. Furthermore, such an approach can shift focus from people to technology to organizational aspects depending on their current safety significance.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of PSAM 10|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, 7–11 June 2010, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Publisher||International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management IAPSAM|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, PSAM 10 - Seattle, United States|
Duration: 7 Jun 2010 → 11 Jun 2010
|Conference||10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, PSAM 10|
|Abbreviated title||PSAM 10|
|Period||7/06/10 → 11/06/10|
- safety management
- organizational factors
- human factors
- safety science
Reiman, T., & Rollenhagen, C. (2010). Identifying the typical biases and their significance in the current safety management approaches. In Proceedings of PSAM 10: International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, 7–11 June 2010, Seattle, Washington, USA (pp. 2186-2197). International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management IAPSAM.