Date: 11 Jan 2013
News Type: Event Highlights
With the new government initiative on building a safety culture in the workplace, there is a tremendous amount of interest in safety culture. On the 11th Jan, some 260 people from the safety industries, associates and students from the Human Factors in Safety programme came together for a seminar entitled, Safety Culture: Facts, Fiction or Faith at SIM University. The highly animated presentation was given by Professor Sidney Dekker from Griffiths University, an internationally acclaimed author on human factors and safety. Ms. Sharon Tay, who works at Singapore General Hospital and is a student in the Human Factors in Safety programme said, “I find the talk relevant to the healthcare industry because safety extends to staff and patients. As Sidney aptly described, human error is a result of layers of problems. Bosses should stop ‘swatting the mosquitoes’ and start looking at the root causes. I am constantly trying to apply at work what I learn from my course - using human factors to improve the quality management system in SGH.”
The highly animated and entertaining, Professor Sidney Dekker, presenting on Safety Culture.
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