Developing safety culture-rocket science or common sense?

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Despite evidence of significant management contributions to the causes of major accidents, recent events at Millstone Nuclear Power Station in the US and Ontario Hydro in Canada might lead one to conclude that the significance of safety culture, and the role of management in developing and maintaining an appropriate safety culture, is either not being understood or not being taken serious as integral to the safe operation of some complex, high-reliability operations. It is the purpose of this paper to address four aspects of management that are particularly important to safety culture, and to illustrate how development of an appropriate ... continued below

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Mahn, J.A. August 1, 1998.

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Despite evidence of significant management contributions to the causes of major accidents, recent events at Millstone Nuclear Power Station in the US and Ontario Hydro in Canada might lead one to conclude that the significance of safety culture, and the role of management in developing and maintaining an appropriate safety culture, is either not being understood or not being taken serious as integral to the safe operation of some complex, high-reliability operations. It is the purpose of this paper to address four aspects of management that are particularly important to safety culture, and to illustrate how development of an appropriate safety culture is more a matter of common sense than rocket science.

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  • American Nuclear Society international topical meeting on safety of operating reactors, San Francisco, CA (United States), 11-14 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE98005087
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1701C
  • Report No.: CONF-981011--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674749
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711296

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Mahn, J.A. Developing safety culture-rocket science or common sense?, article, August 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711296/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.