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Record number 561065
Title Swiss cheese in Brazil : disaster culture and safety culture in disasters
Author(s) Warner, Jeroen; Alves, Elizabeth Nunes; Coates, Robert
Source Ambiente & Sociedade 22 (2019). - ISSN 1414-753X
Department(s) WASS
Sociology of Development and Change
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract This article discusses points related to “disaster culture” and “safety culture” in Brazil, and debates how societal-structural factors influence the management of low incidence and high consequence disasters, such as dam breaks, which appear to provide limited evidence for preventive decision making. Discussion of the occurrence of disasters considers the “Swiss Cheese Model” of risk analysis proposed by James Reason. The article uses this to indicate some potential paths forward.
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