Mapping methodical change in safety culture

Kaupo Viitanen (Corresponding author), Teemu Reiman, Carl Rollenhagen, Nadezhda Gotcheva

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Abstract

Evoking positive changes in safety culture or accentuating its positive characteristics has been a long-lasting challenge in safety-critical organizations. While a variety of methods exist to facilitate this process, an understanding of the main factors to take into consideration when leading methodical change in safety culture is often limited. In this paper, the authors describe twelve principles that attempt to summarize the essential good practices of safety culture change. Examples of failed safety culture change initiatives are then analyzed from the perspective of these principles to provide a tentative proof-of-concept of their usefulness. We propose that safety (culture) practitioners can utilize these principles as a reference when leading methodical change in safety culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPSAM 14 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Subtitle of host publicationPapers
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
Event14th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, PSAM 14 - UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, PSAM 14
Abbreviated titlePSAM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period16/09/1821/09/18

Keywords

  • safety culture
  • safety culture improvement methods
  • organizational change

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Viitanen, K., Reiman, T., Rollenhagen, C., & Gotcheva, N. (2018). Mapping methodical change in safety culture. In PSAM 14 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management: Papers [182]
Viitanen, Kaupo ; Reiman, Teemu ; Rollenhagen, Carl ; Gotcheva, Nadezhda. / Mapping methodical change in safety culture. PSAM 14 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management: Papers. 2018.
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Viitanen, K, Reiman, T, Rollenhagen, C & Gotcheva, N 2018, Mapping methodical change in safety culture. in PSAM 14 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management: Papers., 182, 14th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, PSAM 14, Los Angeles, United States, 16/09/18.

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Viitanen K, Reiman T, Rollenhagen C, Gotcheva N. Mapping methodical change in safety culture. In PSAM 14 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management: Papers. 2018. 182