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From the traditional concept of safety management to safety integrated with quality



From the traditional concept of safety management to safety integrated with quality



Journal of Safety Research 33(1): 1-20



This editorial reviews the evolution of the concepts of safety and quality that have been used in the traditional workplace. The traditional programs of safety are explored showing strengths and weaknesses. The concept of quality management is also viewed. Safety management and quality management principles, stages, and measurement are highlighted. The concepts of quality and safety guarantee are assessed. Total Quality Management concepts are reviewed and applied to safety quality. Total safety management principles are discussed. Finally, an analysis of the relationship between quality and safety from data collected from a company in Spain is presented.

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PMID: 11979632

DOI: 10.1016/s0022-4375(02)00008-7


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