450 pages | 16 B/W Illus.
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of safety science and provides balanced treatment of approaches since the early 20th century. It shows interlinkages and cross-connections between the concepts and theories. To support its use in teaching, each chapter features an overview and key points at the beginning and study questions at the end. The book is written in an accessible style, using technical language where necessary. It is attentive to the philosophical and historical traditions and assumptions that underlie all safety approaches.
The 1900s and onward: Beginnings. The 1910s and onward: Taylor and proceduralization. The 1920s and onward: Accident-prone. The 1930s and onward: Heinrich and behavior-based safety. The 1940s and onward: Human factors and cognitive systems engineering. The 1950s, 1960s and onward: System safety. The 1970s and onward: Man-made disasters. The 1980s and onward: Normal accidents and high reliability organizations. The 1990s and onward: Swiss Cheese and Safety Management Systems. The 2000s and onward: Safety Culture. The 2010s and onward: Resilience engineering.