Resilience Engineering Perspectives, Volume 1: Remaining Sensitive to the Possibility of Failure

Abstract : In the resilience engineering approach to safety, failures and successes are seen as two different outcomes of the same underlying process, namely how people and organizations cope with complex, underspecified and therefore partly unpredictable work environments. Therefore safety can no longer be ensured by constraining performance and eliminating risks. Instead, it is necessary to actively manage how people and organizations adjust what they do to meet the current conditions of the workplace, by trading off efficiency and thoroughness and by making sacrificing decisions.
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Erik Hollnagel, Christopher P. Nemeth, Sidney Dekker. Resilience Engineering Perspectives, Volume 1: Remaining Sensitive to the Possibility of Failure. Ashgate, XIV-332 p. - ISBN: 978-0-7546-7127-5, 2008, Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering. ⟨hal-00569428⟩

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