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When Safety Research Meets Safety Practice with Jean-Christophe Le Coze, 23/3, 2021

At this exclusive webinar the well-renowned French safety researcher Jean-Christophe Le Coze presented his overview of the safety research, its controversies and relations to safety practices during the last couple of decades. It certainly contains a lot of food for thoughts and perspectives.

The event was a collaboration together with IPS (Swedish Process Safety Association).

The webinar consisted of the following two parts:

Part 1

  • Safety research: evolution or revolution?

  • A world of changes, some indications of challenges

  • The link between safety research and safety practice, a safety market

  • Successful topics at the crossroads of research and practice: human error, safety culture, swiss cheese

Part 2

  • Is there something wrong about safety culture?

  • What is going on with the safety profession, why so much interest in this function now?

  • Some elements of discussion about this topic

About Jean-Christophe Le Coze

Jean-Christophe Le Coze is a well-renowned safety researcher (PhD, Mines ParisTech) at INERIS, the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks. His activities combine ethnographic studies and action research in various safety-critical systems with empirical, conceptual, practical, historical, visual and epistemological perspectives. He is the editor of the book “Safety Science Research. Evolution, Challenges and New Directions” (2019) and author of “Post Normal Accident. Revisiting Perrow’s classic” (2020)



The slides from the webinar can be downloaded HERE.


A recording of the webinar can be seen on SÄKUPlay (Youtube) below.

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