Organizational Climate is coined to refer to a global, integrating concept underlying most organizational events and processes. According to Schein (an expert in organizational psychology and management and professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management), Climate derives from Culture, i.e. “Climate is a reflection and manifestation of Cultural assumptions” — so Climate is “Culture in the making”. Or as Guldenmund (professor at Delft University) said, Safety Climate might be considered an alternative safety performance indicator.
The term Safety could generally be described as the concern that no physical harm comes to a person. An ethic is a set of principles of right conduct. So, in this sense Safety is an element of ethical behaviour. Commonly said Culture is the way we do things around here. Culture for the group is what character and personality are for the individual.
Hence, Safety Culture in its simple form may be characterised as ethical behaviour of the way we perform things and run processes.
Since the 1980s Sustainability is used as a part of the concept Sustainable Development, defined by the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations on March 20th, 1987 as: “Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
A positive Safety Culture assumes that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. The different parts interact to increase the overall effectiveness. So, a good Safety Culture depends on the continuous commitment and fulfilment of all involved organizations, persons and processes without any exception.
Thus, making the Sustainable Energy Mix has to be accompanied with positive Safety Culture to ensure its ethical developing for the future needs.
For humans in social systems or ecosystems, Sustainability is the long–term maintenance of responsibility, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship, the responsible management of resource use.
COMMODITY MIX, ENERGY DENSITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LOAD
CARBON EMISSIONS AND CLIMATE
LOAD CHANGE FLEXIBILITY
INDISPENSABILITY OF SAFETY CULTURE
SUSTAINABILITY OF ENERGY MIX
COMMITMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITY
CAPITAL COSTS, COMMODITY AND EQUIPMENT PRICES
ENERGY STRATEGY, EFFICIENCY AND SAVING
AGING OF POWER GENERATION AND SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY
RISKS AND INSURANCE
POPULATION, ENERGY DEMAND, COSTS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
16–17 September 2013
Safety Culture for
Modern Management and
the Sustainable Energy Mix
The 3rd International Conference & Workshop
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