Organizational Factors and Safety Culture

The technical committee on organizational factors and safety culture provides theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to better understand the role of organizations and safety culture in relation to risk and safety.

The objective of this Technical Committee is to

  • advance knowledge related to organizational factors and safety culture
  • facilitate the exchange of knowledge and dialogue on the subject among scholars and practitioners
  • encourage collaborative research on the subject

Examples of topics addressed by the Committee:

  • The relationship between organizations and individual actions
  • Means to manage interorganizational relationships in a risk context
  • The concept of safety culture
  • Different types of safety culture practices (in different countries and organizations)
  • Relationship between organizational factors and safety culture
  • Means to manage safety in project networks
  • Institutional uncertainties
  • Power aspects in the context of safety culture

 The Technical Committee inspires scholars and practitioners to submit presentations to ESREL conferences and relevant journals.


Marja Ylönen - VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland
Trond Kongsvik - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway  ​​​​​​​


Henrik Hassel - Division of risk management and societal safety, Lund University, Sweden
Irena Jakopanec - Tønsberg municipality, Norway
Anastacio Pinto Goncalves Filho - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Mette Marie Vad Karsten - Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI), Denmark
Osiris A. Valdez Banda - Aalto University, Finland

If you want to join the TC just send an e-mail to chair and co-chair with copy to