Leading industrial safety expert to speak at University

Leading industrial safety expert to speak at University

A leading international expert in industrial safety will give a lecture at the University of Aberdeen today (Tuesday August 17).

Professor and Industrial Safety Chair at the French institution MINES ParisTech, Erik Hollnagel will discuss ways in which accidents in industry happen and how they could be avoided.

He will suggest that it is best to focus on why things go right and find ways to facilitate this, in his lecture which takes place at 3pm in the University’s Linklater Rooms.

Professor Hollnagel will also present a simple principle for human and organisational performance that can be used to understand why things go right and wrong, taking into account factors including lack of time, resources and information.

Professor Hollnagel is the author/editor of 17 books, including four books on resilience engineering.

His work includes The ETTO Principle: Why things that go right, sometimes go wrong and Resilience engineering in practice: A guidebook.

His lecture – entitled How can you ensure that things go right if you only look at things that go wrong? is hosted by the University’s Industrial Psychology Research Centre, which specialises in the application of psychology to safety and performance in high reliability workplaces.

The lecture is sponsored by Plexus Ocean Systems Ltd.

For more information visit www.abdn.ac.uk/iprc/

Please note places are limited to attend this afternoon’s lecture.

Search News

Browse by Month

2024

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2024
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2024
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2024
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2024
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2024
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2024
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2024
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2024
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2024
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2024

2004

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2004
  12. Dec

2003

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2003

1999

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 1999
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 1999
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

1998

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 1998
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 1998
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 1998
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 1998
  12. Dec