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Beyond Safety Training

Embedding Safety in Professional Skills

Editors: Bieder, C., Gilbert, C., Journé, B., Laroche, H. (Eds.)

  • Responds to an industrial concern: uncertainty related to the actual efficiency of safety training, its actual return on investment
  • Published in cooperation with FonCSI, the Foundation for Industrial Safety Culture
  • Presents international viewpoints by leading researchers from various disciplines and practitioners from different industrial sectors
  • Questions the relevance of strict compliance to the standards system
  • Presents viewpoints of leading researchers from a range of scientific disciplines
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This book investigates why, despite more and more resources devoted to safety training, expectations are not entirely met, particularly in the industrial sectors that have already achieved a high safety level. It not only reflects the most precious viewpoints of experts from different disciplines, different countries, with experiences in various industrial fields at the cutting edge of theories and practices in terms of safety, professionalization and their relationships. It also consolidates the positioning of the Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture, highlighting what is currently considered at stake in terms of safety training, taking into account the system of constraints the different stakeholders are submitted to. It reports some success stories as well as elements which could explain the observed plateau in terms of outcome. It identifies some levers for evolution for at-risk industry and outlines a possible research agenda to go further with experimental solutions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Safety: A Matter for ‘Professionals’?

    Pages 1-9

    Gilbert, Claude

  • A Practice-Based Approach to Safety as an Emergent Competence

    Pages 11-21

    Gherardi, Silvia

  • Line Managers as Work Professionals in the Era of Workplace Health Professionalization

    Pages 23-34

    Ughetto, Pascal

  • Captain Kirk, Managers and the Professionalization of Safety

    Pages 35-40

    Laroche, Hervé

  • A Critique from Pierre-Arnaud Delattre

    Pages 41-43

    Delattre, Pierre-Arnaud

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Safety Training
Book Subtitle
Embedding Safety in Professional Skills
  • Corinne Bieder
  • Claude Gilbert
  • Benoît Journé
  • Hervé Laroche
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Safety Management
Springer International Publishing
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The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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Softcover ISBN
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Number of Pages
XII, 159
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour