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Title: The application of system dynamics modelling to system safety improvement: Present use and future potential
Authors: Ibrahim-Shire, Mohammed
Jun, Gyuchan Thomas
Robinson, Stewart
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: IBRAHIM-SHIRE, M., JUN, G.T. and ROBINSON, S., 2018. The application of system dynamics modelling to system safety improvement: Present use and future potential. Safety Science, 106, pp.104-120.
Abstract: System Dynamics has the potential to study the aspects of complex systems including its likely effect of modifications to structural and dynamic system properties that cannot be achieved with traditional approaches. This paper presents a review of literature addressing safety issues using system dynamics across safety–critical domains. Sixty-three studies were included and classified based on a customised human factors safety taxonomy framework. The thematic analysis of the literature resulted in five themes: external factors, organisational influences, unsafe supervisions, preconditions for unsafe acts and unsafe acts. The findings suggest that using system dynamics can be a potential tool in improving safety. This can be achieved through improved decision-making by basing it on system analysis, analysing past behavioural events in a modelling structure to plan effective safety policies, as well as looking at a holistic approach when analysing accidents.
Description: This paper is closed access until 14 September 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.03.010
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32425
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2018.03.010
ISSN: 0925-7535
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