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Abstract

Safety culture refers to an internalised process of knowledge and metaknowledge regarding an individual or a group of individuals interacting within a socio-technical system, in which safety is the result of the understanding of and interactions with the system, and with the environment that surrounds it, in unprogrammed situations. The mechanisms for creating a safety culture are analysed. The potential contribution of information technology to such mechanisms is discussed. A simulation approach is used. The potential role of simulation tools is discussed. These tools allow the user to develop problem-solving abilities during unusual task conditions, test hypotheses and trial-and-error learning, and develop mechanisms of "reflecting abstraction".

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Authors: VOLTA G, JRC Ispra (IT);CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT);DECORTIS F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on Safety Control and Risk Management, Karlstad (SE), Nov. 6-9, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35179 ORA
Record Number: 199010931 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en