Safety Culture Assessment Tools in Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Domains

Lusine Mkrtchyan, Catrinel Turcanu

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    Over the last decades, in many domains especially in high risk industries, the authorities paid increasing attention to safety management systems and, in particular, to safety culture. Consequently, in the applied and academic literature a huge amount of studies explored the main challenges, issues and obstacles related with safety culture. We undertake a survey of safety culture experiences in the main safety-critical industries such as nuclear, railways, offshore, aviation, airlines, health care, etc. We review both academic and applied literature up to the year 2011. Our results help to establish a comprehensive view on the subject, its main terminologies, existing tools, and main difficulties. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness about the current tools of safety culture assessment, both in the nuclear as well as in the non-nuclear domain. The report provides also practical recommendations about the possible use of each tool given different circumstances and different factors. We do not aim to rank the tools pointing the best one, but we highlight instead the unique features of these tools, pointing their strong and weak sides.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages57
    StatePublished - 2 Mar 2012

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    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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