Safety I-II, Resilience and Antifragility Engineering: A debate explained through an accident occurred on a Mobile Elevating Work Platform

Alberto Martinetti (Corresponding Author), Mikela Chatzimichailidou, Luisa Maida, Leonardus Adriana Maria van Dongen

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    Abstract

    Occupational health and safety (OHS) represents an important field of exploration for the research community: in spite of the growing of the technological innovations, the raising complexity of systems involves critical issues in terms of degradation of the safety levels.
    In such a situation, new safety management approaches (SMA) are now mandatory in order to face the safety implications of the current technological evolutions. Along these lines, performing risk-based analysis alone seems not to be enough anymore. The evaluation of robustness, antifragility and resilience of a socio-technical system is now indispensable in order to face unforeseen events.
    The paper will briefly introduce the topics of Safety I and Safety II, Resilience Engineering and Antifragility Engineering explaining correlations, overlapping aspects and synergies. Secondly, it will discuss the applications of those paradigms to a real accident highlighting how they can challenge, stimulate and inspire researches for improving OHS conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-75
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

    Keywords

    • UT-Hybrid-D
    • Resilience Engineering
    • Antifragility Engineering
    • Mobile Elevating Work Platform
    • Safety

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