Security and Safety Synergy—Advancing Security with Human Factors Knowledge

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Title Security and Safety Synergy—Advancing Security with Human Factors Knowledge
Author Dahlström, Nicklas; Dekker, Sidney
Book Title Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security
Year Published 2008
Place of publication USA
Publisher Wiley
Abstract Security and safety share fundamentally important features as operational activities with the goal to protect people, property, and the smooth economical functioning of organizations and society. In safety-critical industries, safety is seen as the positive outcome of management of problems and trade-offs that are rooted in systems' complexity, goal interaction, and resource limitations. This perspective has led safety research to shift focus and go beyond individual acts and move to systematic aspects of human, technological, and organizational performance. It involves dealing with problems connected to regulations and standardized procedures, technology and automation, and efforts to understand the impact of communication, group dynamics, leadership, and culture on safety. In spite of distinct differences in the nature of threats (intentional/unintentional), there are many areas (use of standardized procedures, human factors training, and modeling for increased understanding of adverse events) where knowledge and experiences from safety operations can fruitfully spill over to security. To establish cooperation between these two fields, for example on regulatory and procedural development, training and simulation, as well as operational evaluation, would be to produce synergies not yet known today.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470087923.hhs298
Chapter Number 2.7
Page from 1
Page to 12
ISBN 978-047-1761-303
Date Accessioned 2011-03-15
Date Available 2011-05-10T06:54:11Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Research, Science and Technology Policy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38425
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1x

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