Advancing a sociotechnical systems approach to workplace safety – developing the conceptual framework

@article{Carayon2015AdvancingAS,
  title={Advancing a sociotechnical systems approach to workplace safety – developing the conceptual framework},
  author={Pascale Carayon and Peter Hancock and Nancy G. Leveson and Ian Y. Noy and Laerte Idal Sznelwar and Geert van Hootegem},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={548 - 564}
}
Traditional efforts to deal with the enormous problem of workplace safety have proved insufficient, as they have tended to neglect the broader sociotechnical environment that surrounds workers. Here, we advocate a sociotechnical systems approach that describes the complex multi-level system factors that contribute to workplace safety. From the literature on sociotechnical systems, complex systems and safety, we develop a sociotechnical model of workplace safety with concentric layers of the… 
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