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The Human Contribution - Unsafe Acts, Accidents and Heroic Recoveries (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R576
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The Human Contribution - Unsafe Acts, Accidents and Heroic Recoveries (Paperback, New Ed)

James Reason

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This book explores the human contribution to the reliability and resilience of complex, well-defended systems. Usually the human is considered a hazard - a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns. However there is another perspective that has been relatively little studied in its own right - the human as hero, whose adaptations and compensations bring troubled systems back from the brink of disaster time and again. What, if anything, did these situations have in common? Can these human abilities be 'bottled' and passed on to others? The Human Contribution is vital reading for all professionals in high-consequence environments and for managers of any complex system. The book draws its illustrative material from a wide variety of hazardous domains, with the emphasis on healthcare reflecting the author's focus on patient safety over the last decade. All students of human factors - however seasoned - will also find it an invaluable and thought-provoking read.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2008
First published: 2008
Authors: James Reason
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 295
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-7402-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Occupational / industrial health & safety
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LSN: 0-7546-7402-9
Barcode: 9780754674023

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