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Safety Culture and Safety Quality
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
2013 (English)In: Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management, Volume 19 (Radioactivity in the Environment), Elsevier, 2013, 215-237 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although much used, the concept of safety culture is associated with many meanings. In this chapter, it is argued that there are reasons to define safety culture in terms of values and competence related to safety, and to differentiate safety culture from what is here called "safety quality". It is argued that safety culture should be perceived as a relative construct in terms of how the value of safety relates to the manifold of other values simultaneously strived for. Safety culture is discussed in the context of value research (individual and organizational values) and safety quality is discussed in the context of human reliability analysis. Implications for safety management and assessment of safety culture and safety quality are discussed.

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Elsevier, 2013. 215-237 p.
, Radioactivity in the Environment, ISSN 1569-4860 ; 19
Keyword [en]
Accident prevention, Bounded rationality, Competing values framework, Human reliability analysis, Nuclear industry, Safety climate, Safety competence, Safety culture, Safety quality, Shalom H. Schwartz
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133377DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-045015-5.00013-7ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883549959ISBN: 978-0-08-045015-5OAI: diva2:661986

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Available from: 2013-11-05 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2013-11-05Bibliographically approved

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