Friday, July 24, 2009

Safety Culture Insights from Simulation (MIT #1)

Starting with this post we are reviewing an interesting paper from the Sloan School of Management at MIT - “Preventing Accidents and Building A Culture of Safety: Insights from a Simulation Model.”  While the paper  approaches organizational safety performance on a generic basis – it is not specific to nuclear facilities - it offers many useful insights that are highly applicable to nuclear organizations.  MIT as an institution is known for its work in systems dynamics and simulation modeling.  These disciplines have been used to analyze a variety of safety and accident environments including NASA and nuclear operations.  Also, as you may have noticed on, our development of nuclear safety management simulation models is based on systems dynamics.

Future posts will highlight several of the key insights from this paper and their applicability to issues of nuclear safety management.

Link to paper.

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