Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2019 - 23.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV–V spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students learn the most essential general properties of dynamic and complex safety critical organizations. The course specifies the problems and development challenges related to managing safety critical organizations and deals with the central theoretical approaches to analyzing and developing them. During the course several accident cases are reviewed from the point of view of what they have taught us about safety critical organizations and how to investigate incidents in safety critical organizations.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Human and organizational factors, safety and accident models, new safety paradigms, leadership, safety management and safety culture. The course also illustrates the different approaches of managing safety as well as the different types of safety present in modern complex organizations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments and lectures.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 22 h, assignment 20 h, individual work 93 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Glendon, A.I. & Clarke, S.G. (2016). Human safety and risk management. Third edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press.; Reiman, T. & Oedewald, P. (2008). Turvallisuuskriittiset organisaatiot – Onnettomuudet, kulttuuri ja johtaminen. Helsinki: Edita.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course TU-53.1451.

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