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System Safety: Seven Foes of Intervention

In this short series, I highlight seven foes and seven friends of system safety, both for explanation and intervention. Each is a concept, meme, or device used in thinking, language, and intervention (reinforced by more fundamental foes that act as barriers to thinking).  They are not the only foes or friends, of course, but they are significant ones that either crop up regularly in discussions and writings about safety, or else – in the case of friends – should do.

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Target Culture: Lessons in Unintended Consequences

By Steven Shorrock & Tony Licu The text in this article first appeared in HindSight 17, EUROCONTROL, July 2013. Since we emerged from the depths of winter, many of us are still are afflicted by the ‘potholes’ that developed in … Continue reading

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