Books By Sidney Dekker
*The Latest* Foundations of Safety Science
This first textbook of the field takes you systematically through the ideas that have formed our understanding and safety practices today. You’ll learn why they were developed and how they interconnect. You’ll never look at your own organization’s safety the same way again, and will be much better informed in shaping it.
“…a watershed in the development and recognition of safety as a science and profession” Australian Health & Safety Institute.
Before I could even finish the Preface of your new book, one word kept turning over and over in my mind. That word was delicious. I haven't had a similar reaction to other books I've read, although I've found the writings of C. S. Lewis to be particularly inviting. Your word usage makes each sentence a meaty delight.
Here is further encouragement. Your mind is unique. In many ways you have been blessed with perspectives that are beyond our time and space. You are an oversized billboard with the warning, 'You've Settled for the Easy Solution.' Not many have the grasp of philosophy and beyond-space-time critical thinking that you do. Despite their education, they have settled for the easy road, the easy methodology, the easy answer to difficult questions. Please, please stay on the course that seems to be leading you.
I wish you well, Sidney. I am enriched by knowing you.
Dr. Todd Hubbard, Oklahoma State University
The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety.
Foundations of Safety Science
How are today’s ‘hearts and minds’ programs linked to a late-19th century definition of human factors as people’s moral and mental deficits?
How do people cope with having "caused" a terrible accident? How do they cope when they survive and have to live with the consequences ever after? We tend to blame and forget professionals who cause incidents and accidents, but they are victims too.
Increased concern for patient safety has put the issue at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge.
Behind Human Error
Human error is cited over and over as a cause of incidents and accidents. The result is a widespread perception of a 'human error problem', and solutions are thought to lie in changing the people or their role in the system.
About Human Error
Ten Questions About Human Error asks the type of questions frequently posed in incident and accident investigations, people's own practice...
Video Book Briefs
The End of Heaven
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Just Culture (3rd Edition)
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Drift into Failure
5 Mins 45 Sec
Understanding 'Human Error'
5 Mins 13 Sec