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Safety 2018, 4(2), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety4020019

A Framework Based on a Systems Approach to Developing Safety Indicators in Fish Farming

Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, NO 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Received: 7 February 2018 / Revised: 11 April 2018 / Accepted: 13 April 2018 / Published: 2 May 2018
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Abstract

The fish farming industry is one of the industries in Norway with the highest occupational fatality and injury rate. Despite the serious health, safety, and environmental issues in the industry, little is done to measure changes in safety over time beyond the traditional Lost Time Injury (LTI) registrations. In this article the objective is twofold; (i) to propose a framework for developing safety indicators based on Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), and (ii) to apply the framework to find indicators relevant for hazards in operations where subcontractors participate. STPA uses a hierarchical portrayal of the system in focus, in contrast to sequential models, and views safety as a control problem. It is believed that a systemic approach to indicator development better captures the complex safety challenges in aquaculture. Thirteen indicators are identified within areas such as maintenance, training, and planning. The indicators identified may function as a basis for decisions and actions that must be undertaken to ensure safe operations. View Full-Text
Keywords: safety indicator; safety; aquaculture; fish farming; systems thinking safety indicator; safety; aquaculture; fish farming; systems thinking
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Holen, S.M.; Utne, I.B. A Framework Based on a Systems Approach to Developing Safety Indicators in Fish Farming. Safety 2018, 4, 19.

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