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Culture sécurité, du débat scientifique a l'expérience de régulation norvégienne

Abstract : This paper steps back and considers the concept of safety culture from a broader perspective. It illustrates the feedback from the Norwegian control authorities of the petrochemical industry (including onshore and offshore installations) in attempting to implement, from a regulatory point of view, safety culture. In a first section, it is shown that culture has many different meanings. Culture can be seen from a philosophical, anthropological, sociological or organisational perspective. Studies of culture and organisations distinguish at least two positions: the functionalist and the interpretive ones. Following the overview offered by this first section, a second section introduces the debates in the literature about safety culture. They broadly replicate the separation established in studies of culture and organisations. It becomes clear, in the light of the two previous sections that the Norwegian experience, which faced difficulties and obstacles, struggled because of the different meanings of the notion of safety culture and of its complexity as an analytical category.
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  • HAL Id : ineris-00973591, version 1
  • INERIS : EN-2010-286



Jean-Christophe Le Coze, Romuald Perinet. Culture sécurité, du débat scientifique a l'expérience de régulation norvégienne. Maîtrise des Risques et de Sûreté de Fonctionnement, Lambda-Mu 17, Oct 2010, La Rochelle, France. pp.Comm 5B-3. ⟨ineris-00973591⟩



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