Integrating Safety I & Safety II Frameworks with Systems Thinking for Risk Management & Harm Mitigation

These are the materials from my presentation at the 49th Association for Experiential Education (AEE) conference. 

Effective risk management requires understanding what went wrong when an incident occurs (the Safety I framework) and what is going right when there are no incidents (the Safety II framework). Research in Safety Science has moved to utilizing both approaches to create optimal operation of any program. Along with these frameworks we’ll focus on Rasmussen’s System Thinking approach that analyzes both Safety I and Safety II through the lens of Contributing Factor and Mitigating Factor causal taxonomies. Participants will build graphical accident causation models (Accimaps), accident prevention models (Preventimaps) and apply these principles through case studies and small group collaboration.

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