Call for Papers for Special Issue: Safety Differently
• 大类 : 管理科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 工程：工业 - 2区
• 小类 : 运筹学与管理科学 - 2区
This Special Issue aims to display state-of-the-art theory and research on safety differently. Safety Differently as an exciting theoretical development central to the notion and future of Safety Science. Our historical, and to a large extent current approach to safety management, labelled by Hollnagel as Safety I, has relied on top-down bureaucratic control over the functioning of organisations and the activities of workers.
Recent studies have demonstrated the neutral and potentially detrimental consequences of these traditional safety approaches in practice in organisations. Safety performance in developed countries, measured through workplace fatalities, has not improved in the last ten years despite a vast expansion of safety compliance, safety control and safety bureaucracy. Stopping negative things from happening, through more compliance pressure and safety bureaucracy is no longer adding to our risk control. In fact, it seems to be subtracting from it. Safety Differently offers an alternative approach to safety management. Safety Differently is about relying on people’s expertise, insights and work as actually done to improve safety. Rather than attempting to stop things from going wrong, Safety Differently suggests, consistent with its Resilience Engineering origins, that we need to understand why things go well, and enhance the capacities of organisations to sense and respond to the ever-changing situations that they face.
Over recent years Safety Differently has emerged as an alternative safety narrative with increasing attempts by organisations and practitioners to adopt into practice. Safety Differently centres on three core principles:
Safety is not a bureaucratic accountability, it is an ethical responsibility
People are not a problem to control, they are the solution
Safety is not the absence of negative events, it is the presence of positive capacities
There is a slowly emerging body of empirical work that explores, expands, and supports the theoretical basis of Safety Differently. As industry experiments with, and implements alternative approaches to safety management, there is a critical need for the safety science community to provide scientific leadership and direction for these efforts.
The special issue invites papers that make a theoretical and empirical contribution to our understanding of safety differently in practice, and might include for example:
Implementation case studies and experiments of Safety Differently (e.g. empowerment of employee voice, just culture, decentralisation of safety management, etc.)
Well-described tools that might facilitate a Safety Differently change process and performance indicators that reveal such a change
Theoretical developments that extend safety differently concepts and practices
Ideological challenges, such as: neo-liberalism, worker responsibilisation, and de-regulation of safety