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Online Topical Day | Safety and security in high-risk organizations: bridging theories and practices



Safety and security: two sides of the same coin or sources of tension?

Safety and security are often thought of as sharing a common goal: protecting people and the environment from potential harm. Ensuing from this, an integrated and synergetic vision of the interplay between safety and security has been promoted, where both strengthen each other in pursuing this common goal. In this Topical Day, we provide a stage to safety and security experts from the nuclear field to present and discuss their visions on the relation between safety and security. Bringing together academics and representatives of nuclear authorities and industries, attention is directed at how safety and security are conceptualized, how they interrelate, and how they impact upon organizations’ cultures and functioning.


During the Topical Day, the following topics will be treated:

  • Priorities in safety and security: expert panel’s short statements on the question “If you would have to advise a high risk organization, as a scholar or as practitioner, on safety and security what would you advise as priorities?”
  • Potential divergence between safety and security: expert panel’s short statements on the question “Is there a divergence between safety & security, from your experience, and if so, how to deal with this divergence?”


The Topical Day is intended for students, academics and professionals from various fields who have an interest in safety and/or security as concepts or through their practical implementations in organizational contexts.



The full programme can be downloaded here:

Programme_Online_ TD safety security_20201015.pdf

Required Knowledge

No pre-knowledge required.


No preparation is needed.


Participation to this online event is free of charge, however, registration is mandatory.

Registration info

This Topical Day will be broadcasted online. Registration is mandatory. Registered participants will receive a link towards the online event.

Please note that you will need to use Adobe Connect's desktop or mobile app to join the webinar.

You should download the latest version of the Adobe Connect desktop app before the webinar starts.

You can register by clicking on the registration button above until October 12, 2020.



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