Modelling the Influence of Safety Management Tools on Resilience

Teemu Reiman (Corresponding author), Kaupo Viitanen

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Descriptions of new safety management tools or suggestions for modifying existing tools on the basis of the principles of the Resilience Engineering paradigm are rare. This chapter introduces an evaluation checklist for adaptive safety management that can be used in analyzing the influence of safety management tools on resilience. Three commonly used safety management tools are inspected from the Resilience Engineering perspective to understand how they can be utilized for enhancing resilience in safety-critical organizations. The chapter concludes that the traditional tools of safety management focus heavily on constraining activity, but they do have a positive influence on the system’s general adaptive capacity. This effect is often unintentional, but the tools can also be used intentionally for this purpose, which requires becoming aware of both the direct and the indirect effects of the existing methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationA Scientific Journey from Practice to Theory
EditorsSiri Wiig, Babette Fahlbruch
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-03189-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-03188-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology


  • Adaptive management
  • Resilience
  • Safety management
  • Tools

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