Safety At The Sharp End

Author: Rhona Flin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317059948
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Many other organisations are now introducing non-technical skills training, most notably within the healthcare sector. Safety at the Sharp End is a general guide to the theory and practice of non-technical skills for safety.

Safety Differently

Author: Sidney Dekker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482241994
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Traces of such modernist beliefs can be seen in one of the most iconic images of
safety thinking of the second half of the 20th century. It is the image of the “Swiss
Cheese,” as shown in Figure 1.1. Of course, it expresses how safety interventions
need to target the systems that surround and precede the practitioners who work
at the sharp end. This is a reflection of the Failure Failure Failure Failure Failure
Outcome failure FIGURE 1.1 The so-called “Swiss Cheese” image of a system.

Patient Safety

Author: Sidney Dekker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143985226X
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When things do not go well (when adverse events occur), healthcare tends to
zero in on the people at the sharp end, in direct contact with the safetycritical
process, who, for once, failed to hold that complex, pressurized patchwork
together—rather than inquire about the systemic sources behind the production
of all that complexity. Nowhere is this simultaneous belief in individual strength
and brittleness as persistent as in healthcare. People think that safety lies
foremost in the hands ...

Achieving Systems Safety

Author: Chris Dale
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447124944
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At. the. Sharp. End: developing. and. validating. Safety. Critical. Software. Fergus
Duncan BitWise Group Dunfermline, UK Abstract Whatever methods and tools
are used to generate and maintain the safety case for a project, at some stage the
software needs to be developed, verified and validated. With its associated
documentation set, this can easily become a very expensive and time consuming
exercise, which is largely repeated for each version. This paper examines some
of the ...

Resilience Engineering

Author: Erik Hollnagel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 075468136X
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His current research interests include the study of human error, the role of
technology in human expert performance, and patient safety. Dr. Cook is a
founding member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and sits on the
Foundation's Board. He is internationally recognized as a leading expert on
medical accidents, complex system failures, and human performance at the
sharp end of these systems. He has investigated a variety of problems in such
diverse areas as urban mass ...

Resilient Health Care Volume 2

Author: Robert L. Wears
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472437845
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She gained her PhD in Psychosocial Medicine at Karolinska Institutet on human
factors interactions (sleep, stress and fatigue) and effects on health and
performance in working life. Her ongoing research has a multidisciplinary
approach, crossing the borders between caring sciences, medicine and
engineering in a broad sense, including human-technology – organisation
interfaces in complex health care systems. She is currently running a program on
safety at the sharp end of ...

Safe Zone

Author: Robert DuPrey
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466988703
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Safety. As organizations move away from traditional and hierarchical
management styles, a growing number of organizations are taking steps to
involve the people at the sharp end of production in safety management. In light
of the staggering numbers attributed to workplace injuries, organizations are
recognizing the value associated with keeping the workplace safe. There is a link
between workplace safety and a company's performance (Gregg, 2001). He
identifies three benefits for ...

The Time Enforcer

Author: Jim ORE
Publisher: C. BOSLEY PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0993086349
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Boris, who was a head shorter than Sergio‛s brother put his arm firmly round
Barry and moved carefully for the safety of the men‛s end; all they had to do was
go left quietly and unobtrusively, our Serg would soon grab Barry‛s other arm and
they would be at the sharp end of the ship safe and sound in seconds; he‛d
smuggled Barry safely several million light years so far and there was only a few
metres of the home stretch to go. The young women who wanted Barry‛s guts for
garters ...

Safety At Work

Author: John R. Ridley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483193748
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Risks are no longer confined to the 'sharp end", the shop floor, but all parts of the
organisation have roles to play in reducing or eliminating them. Indeed, the
Robens' Committee recognised the vital role of management in engendering the
right attitudes to, and developing high standards of, health and safety throughout
the organisation. A number of specialised techniques have been developed to
enable risks to be identified, assessed and either avoided or reduced but there
are other ...

Patient Safety

Author: Lorri Zipperer
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409438570
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11 Critical Intersections in Patient Safety: Evidence and Knowledge Transfer at
the Sharp and Blunt Ends Julia M. Esparza, Melissa Cole and Gunjan Kahlon
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it
vanishes (Drucker and Wartzman 2010: xv). gaps of concern for healthcare
workers An October 1996 fatal incident in Denver illuminates the critical
intersection of patient safety and reliable EI&K transfer. In this case, three nurses
were indicted for ...