Trapping Safety into Rules

Author: Mathilde Bourrier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317006631
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rules and procedures are key features for a modern organization to function. It is no surprise to see them to be paramount in safety management. As some sociologists argue, routine and rule following is not always socially resented. It can bring people comfort and reduce anxieties of newness and uncertainty. Facing constant unexpected events entails fatigue and exhaustion. There is also no doubt that proceduralization and documented activities have brought progress, avoided recurrent mistakes and allowed for 'best practices' to be adopted. However, it seems that the exclusive and intensive use of procedures today is in fact a threat to new progress in safety. There is an urgent need to consider this issue because there is doubt that the path chosen by many hazardous industries and activities is the most effective, safety wise, considering the safety level achieved today. As soon as safety is involved, there seems to be an irresistible push towards a wider scope of norms, procedures and processes, whatever the context implied. This book is not a plea against proceduralization, but it does take the view that it is time to reassess how far it can still go and to what benefit. Underlying these questions, there is a growing suspicion that the path taken might in fact lead to a dead end, unless the concept of procedure and the conditions under which these procedures are developed are revisited.

The Bilingual Reform

Author: Wolfgang Butzkamm
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823374923
Format: PDF, Docs
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With this book, change has come to foreign language teaching. The mother tongue taboo, which has been the perceived didactical correctness for so many years and in so many countries, is swept away. At the same time, this book combines theory with practice, advice and guidance to teachers. Since the mother tongue issue touches upon all the major domains of teaching – vocabulary, grammar, texts, communication, emotional aspects – a new synthesis of theory and practice has been developed. An invaluable resource both for the novelty and diversity of the teaching techniques presented and for the clarity of its writing.

The Illusion of Risk Control

Author: Gilles Motet
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319329391
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores the implications of acknowledging uncertainty and black swans for regulation of high-hazard technologies, for stakeholder acceptability of potentially hazardous activities and for risk governance. The conventional approach to risk assessment, which combines the likelihood of an event and the severity of its consequences, is poorly suited to situations where uncertainty and ambiguity are prominent features of the risk landscape. The new definition of risk used by ISO, “the effect of uncertainty on [achievement of] one’s objectives”, recognizes this paradigm change. What lessons can we draw from the management of fire hazards in Edo-era Japan? Are there situations in which increasing uncertainty allows more effective safety management? How should society address the risk of potentially planet-destroying scientific experiments? This book presents insights from leading scholars in different disciplines to challenge current risk governance and safety management practice.

Safety Cultures Safety Models

Author: Claude Gilbert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319951297
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The objective of this book is to help at-risk organizations to decipher the “safety cloud”, and to position themselves in terms of operational decisions and improvement strategies in safety, considering the path already travelled, their context, objectives and constraints. What link can be established between safety culture and safety models in order to increase safety within companies carrying out dangerous activities? First, while the term “safety culture” is widely shared among the academic and industrial world, it leads to various interpretations and therefore different positioning when it comes to assess, improve or change it. Many safety theories, concepts, and models coexist today, being more or less appealing and/or directly useful to the industry. How, and based on which criteria, to choose from the available options? These are some of the questions addressed in this book, which benefits from the expertise of its worldwide famous authors in several industrial sectors. .

Die f nf entscheidenden Fragen des Managements

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527647325
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Der clevere Begleiter für die Hemdtasche des Managers. Mit fünf einfachen und doch komplexen Fragen wird auf die essenziellen Bestandteile und Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten des Managements von Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht.

Management komplexer Systeme

Author: Johannes Weyer
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783486588095
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nicht nur die Alltagserfahrung lehrt uns, dass die moderne Welt immer komplexer wird; als Beispiel sei hier die zunehmende Vernetzung einer globalisierten Wirtschaft genannt, die sich etwa in den gestiegenen Anforderungen an das Supply Chain Management niederschlagt, von dem erwartet wird, dass es heterogene Akteure, Prozesse und Strukturen integriert. Dieses und andere Beispiele zeigen, dass alle Versuche, die Probleme zu losen, eher dazu beitragen, die Komplexitat zu erhohen. Denn eine intelligente Vernetzung der Verkehrstrager in Form des intermodalen Verkehrs fuhrt zu einer Systemarchitektur, die nochmals eine Grossenordnung komplexer ist als die der einzelnen Verkehrssysteme fur sich genommen."

Streifz ge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten

Author: J. Uexküll
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642989764
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.