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Psychological safety: The key to high performance in high stress, potentially traumatic environments


Saveland, James. 2011. Psychological safety: The key to high performance in high stress, potentially traumatic environments. In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 51.

Safety is typically talked about in a context of the absence of injury. The field of resilience engineering has been advocating that we think about safety differently, by taking a systems view and begin to see how people create safety in unsafe systems by managing risk. There is growing recognition that safety is an emergent behavior of our complex system of human performance. A model of human performance focused on resilience and adaptation will be presented.

Keywords: psychological safety, human performance


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Psychological safety: The key to high performance in high stress, potentially traumatic environments
Electronic Publish Date: October 6, 2011
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