Publication
Title
An ontological and semantic foundation for safety science
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Abstract
This article proposes an ontological and semantic foundation for safety science, based on an etymological and etiological study of the concepts of risk and safety. The awareness regarding the concepts of safety and risk have both evolved in similar ways because of increasingly more demanding situations and events that impact society in an economic way, also linked to the value of human lives. From a purely negative view on risk and safety, this awareness has grown into a more systemic and even holistic perspective on these concepts. The proposed foundation is aligned with the semantics and concepts used in the ISO 31000 risk management standard. Based on this foundation, the article also advocates a theoretical model and a metaphor on how to look at safety and performance in any organization.
Language
English
Source (book)
Safety and reliability : safe societies in a changing world: proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway / Haugen, Stein [edit.]
Publication
London : CRC Press , 2018
ISBN
978-0-8153-8682-7
978-1-351-17466-4
Volume/pages
p. 3157-3164
ISI
000549917603089
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.06.2018
Last edited 03.01.2022
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