© 2013

Navigating Safety

Necessary Compromises and Trade-Offs - Theory and Practice


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. René Amalberti
    Pages 1-18
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 131-132

About this book


Managing safety in a professional environment requires constant negotiation with other competitive dimensions of risk management (finances, market and political drivers, manpower and social crisis). This is obvious, although generally not said in safety manuals. The book provides a unique vision of how to best find these compromises, starting with lessons learnt from natural risk management by individuals, then applying them to the craftsman industry, complex industrial systems (civil aviation, nuclear energy) and public services (like transportation and medicine). It offers a unique, illustrated, easy to read and scientifically based set of original concepts and pragmatic methods to revisit safety management and adopt a successful system vision. As such, and with illustrations coming from many various fields (aviation, fishing, nuclear, oil, medicine), it potentially covers a broad readership.


Arbitration Human Error Resilience Safety Benchmarks System Safety

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Haute Autorité de SantéSaint Denis-La PlaineFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Navigating Safety
  • Book Subtitle Necessary Compromises and Trade-Offs - Theory and Practice
  • Authors René Amalberti
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-6548-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-6549-8
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 132
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
    Environmental Management
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