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Professionalization in safety: a study of the professional context of a post master safety program's alumni

Abstract : Our contribution to the ESREL conference will present the first results of a qualitative and quantitative study on the professionalization of alumni of a post master safety program. The post master Management of Industrial Risks has graduated 197 students since 2004. We addressed an online questionnaire to all the alumni, five in depth interviews will be realized with alumni and their work colleagues and a focus group discussion will be held. The online questionnaire will investigate their careers (company, position and wages) but also how safety is organized in their company, with whom they interact, what are their missions. For the job missions, we focus on their personal convictions, the importance given by their organization or company and the real time spent doing the job missions. We will also investigate the characteristics of their work conditions and what are, from their own point of view, the real contributions for safety in their organization. Finally, the knowledge and competencies they mobilize or want to mobilize doing their job will be assessed. Those findings intend to, firstly, dress a picture of the safety professional daily job, secondly, identify factors that shape the safety professional's role in the organization and, finally, elaborate a more adapted curriculum for the training and development of future safety professionals.
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Wim van Wassenhove, Christian Foussard. Professionalization in safety: a study of the professional context of a post master safety program's alumni. ESREL European Safety and Reliability Conference, Jun 2018, Trondheim, Norway. ⟨hal-03384912⟩



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