How organisations learn from safety incidents: a multifaceted problem

Dane Lukic, Anoush Margaryan, Allison Littlejohn

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    This paper seeks to review current approaches to learning from health and safety incidents in the workplace. The aim of the paper is to identify the diversity of approaches and analyse them in terms of learning aspects. A literature review was conducted searching for terms incident/accident/near misses/disaster/crisis modified with learning/training and safety. Shortlisted articles were analysed by questioning who is learning, what kind of learning process is undertaken, what type of knowledge is employed and the type of problem that these incidents addressed. Current approaches to learning from incidents were critically analysed and gaps identified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)428-450
    Number of pages23
    JournalJournal of Workplace Learning
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    • health and safety
    • workplace
    • learning


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