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This opening chapter questions the links between safety and ‘professionalization’ according to the following dialectics. ‘Ordinary safety’, means safety embedded in everyday industrial practices where the more professional one is in one’s dedicated duties, the safer one works. Yet ‘extraordinary safety’, namely safety isolated from other working dimensions, is a matter of exception and safety training requires specific actions from specialized departments and professionals. The author then elaborated on safety to meet internal objectives or safety to comply with external stakeholders’ expectations, more as a justification requirement.
Gilbert, C. (2018). Safety: A matter for ‘Professionals’?: An introduction. In SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (pp. 1–9). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65527-7_1