James Richard Welsh JAMES RICHARD WELSH

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ALMEIDA, Ildeberto Muniz de. The path of accident analysis: the traditional paradigm and extending the origins of the expansion of analysis.Translated byJames Richard Welsh. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1414-3283.

The traditional approach to accidents assumes that compliance with procedures and norms protects the system from accidents and that these events are caused by the faulty behavior of workers, which results partly from personality aspects. Identification of these behaviors can be based on comparing them with the standard "safe working practices", which safety experts are aware of ahead of time. In recent decades, new alternative views have expanded the perimeters of accident analyses and opened the way to questioning the assumption of the traditional approach to the concepts of the human being and work. These new approaches help to highlight the sterile results of traditional practices: blaming and punishing victims, recommending training, and proposing norms without changing the systems in which the accidents took place. The new approaches suggest that the traditional approach is totally worn out and emphasize the importance of operator contribution for system safety.

Keywords : accidents occupational; accident prevention.

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