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This month's viewpoint: Most accidents happen to people with the least experience - or do they ?

the 26 February 2015

Each month, the consultancy team share their views about safety culture. This month, it is the turn of Jesús Villena-López: Most accidents happen to people with the least experience - or do they ?

 


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This month's viewpoint: Individual decisions are influenced by group opinion.

the 19 January 2015

Each month, the consultancy team share their views about safety culture.


This month, it is the turn of Philippe Balzer : Individual decisions are influenced by group opinion.

 

We all know the story of Robinson Crusoe. Now imagine he'd been on his desert island with his five best friends, partners in crime from his youth and fellow rugby players. Would he have behaved in the same way and adopted the same safety strategies as those described in the novel?

 

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This month's viewpoint: “In order to change safety culture, we need the personal involvement of all of the organisation's stakeholders”

the 2 December 2014

Each month, the consultancy team share their views about safety culture.


This month, it is the turn of Amel Sedaoui, who argues that, “In order to change safety culture, we need the personal involvement of all of the organisation’s stakeholders”.

 

She describes how important the dynamics of social relations are in building a safety culture based on collective and shared practices. The commitment of senior management is paramount in this evolutionary process; employees and other groups should not be seen as simply the recipients of the expected change. On the contrary, they should be involved, in order to take ownership and bring it about.

 

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ICSI launches HOFS training in Brazil

the 17 November 2014

More than 30 senior managers from various Brazilian businesses (Petrobras, Vale, etc.) and local managers from companies that are ICSI members (Air Liquide, Sanofi, GDF Suez, Degremont, Prezioso, etc.) took part in a “Human and Organisational Factors of Safety” training programme at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on 29 and 30 October 2014.

 

As in France, the training was carried out by François Daniellou (Institut Polytechnique Bordeaux, France) and Ivan Boissières (ICSI France). This was one of the first outcomes of the partnership between ICSI and the  Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ-Coppe) represented by Professor Francisco Duarte, with the very active support of Raoni Rochas (PhD student in ergonomics at the University of Bordeaux, France).

 

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ICSI welcomes our Japanese colleagues

the 6 November 2014

Two members of the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology centre – Dr Yuji Wada and Dr Masahide Wakakura who represent Japan in the OECD on questions of safety and the chemical industries – visited ICSI on 27 October 2014. This official visit allowed them to find out more about the training and education programmes, and the consultancy services offered by the Institute.


Moreover, Dr Wakakura is responsible for the Safety Competency Center within the Japan Society for Safety Engineering (JSSE), which has been working with ICSI for two years on various themes related to industrial safety. Both parties took the opportunity to look at future themes for further collaboration.


He was accompanied by Mr Akira Tose of Keio University (an ICSI partner in Japan), who extended his visit by a week in order to find out more about the latest developments in ICSI and FonCSI’s work: new programmes, ongoing projects, new topics for research including safety culture and serious accidents.



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