Sociotechnical attributes of safe and unsafe work systems

  title={Sociotechnical attributes of safe and unsafe work systems},
  author={Brian M. Kleiner and Lawrence J. Hettinger and David M. DeJoy and Yuang-Hsiang Huang and Peter E. D. Love},
  pages={635 - 649}
Theoretical and practical approaches to safety based on sociotechnical systems principles place heavy emphasis on the intersections between social–organisational and technical–work process factors. Within this perspective, work system design emphasises factors such as the joint optimisation of social and technical processes, a focus on reliable human–system performance and safety metrics as design and analysis criteria, the maintenance of a realistic and consistent set of safety objectives and… 
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