Can safety training contribute to enhancing safety?

Abstract : Training has always been an obvious response to any operational issue and safety issues are no exception. Further to an accident, training, and more specifically safety training, almost always forms part of the recommendations. More than that, safety training has always been considered by many as one of the major pillars for ensuring the safety of hazardous activities. This is the case in regulatory requirements as well as in many internal safety policies. Although this seems to make sense intuitively, intuition is not always of sound advice when it comes to safety. In reality, safety training conveys a number of implicit assumptions as to what contributes to making the operation of an organization safe. These assumptions, once made explicit, become debatable. However, unravelling them makes it possible to examine potential ways forward to reach beyond what seems to be the current safety training escalation dead-end.
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Corinne Bieder. Can safety training contribute to enhancing safety?. Beyond Safety Training, Springer, pp 111-115, 2018, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, 978-3-319-65527-7 / ISSN: 2520-8004. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_12⟩. ⟨hal-02116172⟩

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