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

October 15, 2020    (BELGIUM)

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; 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.