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.