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SAFETY CULTURE ASSESSMENT – OPTIMIZATION OF EXISTING PRACTICE

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2015.5(4).02


5 / 4 / 360-370 Pages

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Mirela Valenta Grebenšek - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, Slovenia -

Tadej Kosel - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovenia -


Abstract

Improving aviation safety has always been a priority for the aviation industry. While in recent decades the reliability of machinery and computers dramatically improved the reliability of the people and the organizational aspect of safety did not change much. Many of air accident investigations have shown that one of the causal factors, which increase the probability and severity of accidents, is exactly poor safety culture. The purpose of this paper is to present the concept of safety culture assessment and the overview and review of different methods of measuring the safety culture in aviation. This research provides the suggestion that by use of different methods of assessment (evaluation) of the results, more credible insight into the level of safety culture in the organization can be obtained. It also provides an understanding of how measurement systems in order to guide future performance can be used proactively.


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