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  • The Safety Anarchist

    Relying on human expertise and innovation, reducing bureaucracy and compliance

    By Sidney Dekker

    Work has never been as safe as it seems today. Safety has also never been as bureaucratized as it is today. Over the past two decades, the number of safety rules and statutes has exploded, and organizations themselves are creating ever more internal compliance requirements. Bureaucracy and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge

  • The Field Guide to Human Error Investigations

    By Sidney Dekker

    This title was first published in 2002: This field guide assesses two views of human error - the old view, in which human error becomes the cause of an incident or accident, or the new view, in which human error is merely a symptom of deeper trouble within the system. The two parts of this guide…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The End of Heaven

    Disaster and Suffering in a Scientific Age

    By Sidney Dekker

    In this unique book, Sidney Dekker tackles a largely unexplored dilemma. Our scientific age has equipped us ever better to explain why things go wrong. But this increasing sophistication actually makes it harder to explain why we suffer. Accidents and disasters have become technical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23
    Routledge

  • Just Culture

    Restoring Trust and Accountability in Your Organization, Third Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    A just culture is a culture of trust, learning and accountability. It is particularly important when an incident has occurred; when something has gone wrong. How do you respond to the people involved? What do you do to minimize the negative impact, and maximize learning? This third edition of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24
    CRC Press

  • The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'

    3rd Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    When faced with a ’human error’ problem, you may be tempted to ask 'Why didn’t these people watch out better?' Or, 'How can I get my people more engaged in safety?' You might think you can solve your safety problems by telling your people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by…

    Paperback – 2014-12-28
    CRC Press

  • Safety Differently

    Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    CRC Press

  • Second Victim

    Error, Guilt, Trauma, and Resilience

    By Sidney Dekker

    How do people cope with having "caused" a terrible accident? How do they cope when they survive and have to live with the consequences ever after? We tend to blame and forget professionals who cause incidents and accidents, but they are victims too. They are second victims whose experiences of an…

    Paperback – 2013-03-26
    CRC Press

  • Just Culture

    Balancing Safety and Accountability, 2nd Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    Building on the success of the 2007 original, Dekker revises, enhances and expands his view of just culture for this second edition, additionally tackling the key issue of how justice is created inside organizations. The goal remains the same: to create an environment where learning and…

    Paperback – 2012-06-22
    CRC Press

  • Patient Safety

    A Human Factors Approach

    By Sidney Dekker

    Increased concern for patient safety has put the issue at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge. Yet the discourse is often oversimplified and…

    Paperback – 2011-05-20
    CRC Press

  • Drift into Failure

    From Hunting Broken Components to Understanding Complex Systems

    By Sidney Dekker

    What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner’s tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28
    CRC Press

  • Behind Human Error

    2nd Edition

    By David D. Woods, Sidney Dekker, Richard Cook, Leila Johannesen, Nadine Sarter

    Human error is cited over and over as a cause of incidents and accidents. The result is a widespread perception of a 'human error problem', and solutions are thought to lie in changing the people or their role in the system. For example, we should reduce the human role with more automation, or…

    Paperback – 2010-08-28
    CRC Press

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