From: Jessica Martin <jessica.a.martin**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Is Swiss cheese helpful for understanding accident causation?
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:57:17 -0400
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Hello all,

I just listened to a very interesting episode of "The Safety of Work" podcast. The two researchers/practitioners (Rae and Proven) discussed the Swiss cheese model and asked whether it was a helpful metaphor for understanding accident causation - and the two people discussing it DISAGREED on the answer :). 

I invite everyone to have a listen to the podcast if you are interested, and then reply on this thread with what you think about it. Have you used the Swiss cheese model in any of your work? Did you find it helpful? Did you find it simplistic and meaningless? Have you actually read any of Reason's work behind the model? What do you think of what Rae and Provan had to say about it? And who is right? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Jessica A. Martin
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Joint Safety Team 
Pinkhassik Group, Department of Chemistry
University of Connecticut

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