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Astronaut: Over time, normalization of deviance will lead to lower standards

Posted on 12 February 2014

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Why do bad things happen to individuals and teams with stellar safety histories? Under everyday pressures, they may succumb to a long-term phenomenon called normalization of deviance. In this exclusive video from the 2014 IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference held last week in Houston, astronaut Mike Mullane discusses the consequences of this normalization and what companies can do to prevent it from impacting safety. Mr Mullane, who has completed three space missions, draws on his NASA experience to help the oil and gas industry prevent a “predictable surprise.”

 

1 Comments For This Post

  1. paul sanchez Says:

    Can I get a copy of the following video clip:

    “Astronaut: Over time, normalization of deviance will lead to lower standards”

    Posted on 12 February 2014

    I would like to use it our safety meeting.

    Thanks
    Paul Sanchez

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