Seminar: Is safety more than the absence of accidents?

Seminar: Is safety more than the absence of accidents?

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14 December 2018 from 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm 14th Dec 2018 12:15pm 14th Dec 2018 1:15pm

Industrial safety has traditionally focused on the reduction of accidents and therefore methods to assess risks and analyse accidents in order to improve both system design and work practices. It is, however, also reasonable to look at how everyday day work goes well and to focus on how to facilitate and reinforce that. This is the approach taken by resilience engineering and Safety-II.

Speaker bio

Erik Hollnagel, the speaker, presenting at another event

Erik Hollnagel is Senior Professor of Patient Safety at Jönköping University (Sweden), Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University (Australia), Visiting Professorial Fellow, Macquarie University (Australia), and Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München (Germany). He has also been professor at the University of Linköping (Sweden), Ecole des Mines de Paris (France), and University of Southern Denmark. Erik has throughout his career worked at universities, research centres, and with industries in many countries and with problems from a variety of domains including nuclear power generation, aerospace and aviation, software engineering, land-based and maritime transportation, industrial production, and healthcare. He has published widely and is the author/editor of 24 books, including five books on resilience engineering, as well as a large number of papers and book chapters.

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Venue

Te Toki a Rata (TTR) Room 205

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