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Module 6: Training in industrial Disaster Risk Management - Accident Causation: Models and Theories

This module was prepared by the Disaster Management Institute Bhopal in cooperation with the Indo-German bilateral cooperation - InWEnt Capacity Building International and GTZ-ASEM.

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In order to understand the accident causation, it is necessary to consider what is meant by "safety".
Depending on one's perspective, the concept of safety may have different connotations


This module is useful for:

  • Academicians who want to know the accidents models
  • Accident investigating agencies and regulatory agencies who are responsible for accident investigation Administrators who are responsible for further action on accident investigation


Concept of Safety
Basic models of accident causation
The domino theory
Swiss Cheese Accident Models
Systems model of construction accident causation
Structure of accidents
Control of accidents
Exercise on recent accidents - BP Texas
Exercise on recent accidents - DPC Enterprises
Exercise on recent accidents - Cases India

The "Swiss Cheese" Model or Accident Causation


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