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Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

Sidney Dekker

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Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety thinking. Automation and new technologies have resulted in new roles, decisions, and vulnerabilities while practitioners are also faced with new levels of complexity, adaptation, and constraints. It is becoming increasingly apparent that conventional approaches to safety and human factors are not equipped to cope with these challenges and that a new era in safety is necessary.

In addition to new material covering changes in the field during the past decade, the book takes a new approach to discussing safety. The previous edition looked critically at the answers human factors would typically provide and compared/contrasted them with current research and insights at that time. This edition explains how to turn safety from a bureaucratic accountability back into an ethical responsibility for those who do our dangerous work, and how to embrace the human factor not as a problem to control, but as a solution to harness.

This new Second Edition:

  • Includes the latest human factors/ergonomics research applicable to safety
  • Provides examples and cases on human factors
  • Discusses accountability and just culture
  • Offers learning objectives, key points, and study questions within each chapter
  • Provides bulleted lists and illustrations where possible
I recommend this book for students starting in the career field and safety managers who are considering evaluation of their own safety programs and a path toward inherently safe systems. David L. Barber, MS, CIH

ISBN: 978-1-4822-4199-0

Product Details:

Product ID: 14-003
Publication Year: 2014
Page length: 312 pages