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System safety management: A new disciplineThe systems theory is discussed in relation to safety management. It is suggested that systems safety management, as a new discipline, holds great promise for reducing operating errors, conserving labor resources, avoiding operating costs due to mistakes, and for improving managerial techniques. It is pointed out that managerial failures or system breakdowns are the basic reasons for human errors and condition defects. In this respect, a recommendation is made that safety engineers stop visualizing the problem only with the individual (supervisor or employee) and see the problem from the systems point of view.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
W. C. Pope
(United States Department of the Interior Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 26, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the NASA Government-Industry System Safety Conference
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Meeting Information
Government-Industry System Safety Conference(Greenbelt, MD)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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