Safety culture means paying constant attention to the 3 pillars
The 3 pillars of safety – technical safety, management systems, and human and organizational factors (HOF) – are the 3 levers of safety culture. However, it can be very tempting to address each one separately, in silos, without ensuring that they are consistent when taken together.
In his Thoughts on Safety Culture, Denis Besnard explains several biases that can have a negative impact on the balance of the 3 safety pillars. He also suggests some ways forward, and avenues for further thinking.
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