Safety culture is the ways in which safety is managed in the workplace, and often reflects "the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety" (Cox and Cox, 1991).
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... One relatively prevalent notion in discussions of nuclear safety is that of safety culture ... The International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group, defines the term as “the personal dedication and accountability of all individuals engaged in any activity which has a bearing on the safety of nuclear power plants” ... Many attempts to improve nuclear safety culture “were compensated by people adapting to the change in an unpredicted way” ...
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