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What are we to make of safe behaviour programs?

Hopkins, Andrew


Safe behaviour programs are currently a popular strategy for improving safety in large organizations. This paper provides a critical look at the assumptions which underly such programs and identifies some of their limitations. Safe behaviour programs run the risk of assuming that unsafe behaviour is the only cause of accidents worth focusing on. The reality is that unsafe behaviour is merely the last link in a causal chain and not necessarily the most effective link to focus on, for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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