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Monitoring and influencing safety through safety culture

Eriksson, Kerstin LU and Borell, Jonas LU (2006) 13th TIEMS Annual Conference 2006 In [Host publication title missing] 13. p.227-234
Abstract
Organizations need to make sure that their level of safety is acceptable. Therefore it is important to know which factors contribute to the level of safety and how to monitor and improve these factors. One method used today to evaluate the level of safety in organizations is safety culture measurements. In different contexts, different models of safety culture are used. Safety culture is often considered an antecedent or an indicator of safety. It is also common to consider systematic organizational learning, often including incident reporting systems, important for continuous safety improvements. To efficiently monitor and influence the level of safety through safety culture and learning activities there is a need for a model for the... (More)
Organizations need to make sure that their level of safety is acceptable. Therefore it is important to know which factors contribute to the level of safety and how to monitor and improve these factors. One method used today to evaluate the level of safety in organizations is safety culture measurements. In different contexts, different models of safety culture are used. Safety culture is often considered an antecedent or an indicator of safety. It is also common to consider systematic organizational learning, often including incident reporting systems, important for continuous safety improvements. To efficiently monitor and influence the level of safety through safety culture and learning activities there is a need for a model for the relationship between safety culture and safety. It is also desirable to identify more factors, beside safety culture, that contribute to the level of safety in organizations. In this paper we propose a tentative model for the relationship between safety culture and safety, focusing on cause-effect relations, with learning as a mediating factor between safety culture and safety. We also discuss the need for additional factors contributing to safety in organizations. Our present research aims to develop methods suitable for continuous safety improvements in the field of medical service organizations. (Less)
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safety culture, safety, safety climate, safety management, learning
in
[Host publication title missing]
editor
Jones, Alan
volume
13
pages
227 - 234
publisher
National Emergency Management Agency, Korea
conference name
13th TIEMS Annual Conference 2006
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FRIVA
language
English
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yes
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bdb0a3c5-c4bb-4173-b4c5-476343a31d47 (old id 584113)
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2007-11-07 15:32:50
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  title        = {Monitoring and influencing safety through safety culture},
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