The essentials of industrial safety

The Essentials of industrial safety collection provides an illustrated, one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to discover the fundamental safety culture concepts advocated by Icsi.

The essentials of safety culture

1986. The space shuttle Challenger exploded just after lift-off and three months later the terrible nuclear accident in Chernobyl occurred. Operator error alone could not explain these two disasters. They were the result of a gradual accumulation of failures within the organisation. The investigators revealed that certain ways of doing and thinking were widely shared within the organisation and incompatible with safe operations.

The “safety culture” concept emerged as an important area of focus. The concept gradually spread, giving rise to a variety of meanings and actions. Did you know that there are more than fifty definitions of safety culture?

Today, ICSI is pleased to share its own position with regards to the safety culture concept. It is the fruit of an extensive state-of-the-art review, carried out in conjunction with FonCSI, of discussion group deliberations, and of discussions and experience sharing with the institute’s
members and internal employees.
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