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Pre-Accident Investigations / Edition 1

Pre-Accident Investigations / Edition 1

by Todd Conklin
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Time-pressed, professionals looking for practical guidance to shape their current or future safety programs should use this book. Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety helps to identify complex potential incidents before they take place. Based around the ’New View’ of human error, it offers established human performance theory in a highly practical context. Written in an engaging, conversational style, around several case studies, the book is grounded in reality, with examples with which anyone can identify. It is an ideal aid for senior safety executives who want to spread the safety message among their colleagues. It is also an excellent choice for course tutors looking for a narrative-led primer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409447825
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/12/2012
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 125,321
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Todd Conklin is a Senior Advisor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world's foremost research and development laboratories, in the human performance and safety integration program.

Table of Contents

A story of failure. Why think about failure at all? Case study: the Titanic: a story to help you rethink how you think about failure. Change the way your organization reacts to failure . Pre-accident investigation tool. Case study: aviation accidents are the unexpected combination of normal aviation variability. Workers don't cause failure, workers trigger failure. Change is better when you manage change - and change needs to be managed. Case study: nine senior managers: a million different opinions on how to handle a problem...and nobody willing to change. Thinking about where failure will happen. Case study: a crashing limb: thinking about where failure will happen. Fundamentals training: introducing the ’new view’ to your old crew. Case study: how to win friends and influence workers. Starting the journey - the first steps. The four things that matter. Conclusion. Basic reading list for human performance.

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