Foundations of Safety Science: A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters

1st Edition

Sidney Dekker

Routledge
April 23, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 480 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138481787 - CAT# K348912

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Summary

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of safety science and provides balanced treatment of approaches since the early 20th century. It shows interlinkages and cross-connections between the concepts and theories. To support its use in teaching, each chapter features an overview and key points at the beginning and study questions at the end. The book is written in an accessible style, using technical language where necessary. It is attentive to the philosophical and historical traditions and assumptions that underlie all safety approaches.

Features

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of safety science
  • Provides balanced treatment of approaches since the early 20th century, showing interlinkages and cross-connections
  • Includes an overview and key points at the beginning of each chapter and study questions at the end to support teaching use
  • Uses an accessible style, using technical language where necessary
  • Concentrates on the philosophical and historical traditions and assumptions that underlie all safety approaches

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