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Journal Article
Commentary

Good and bad reasons: the Swiss cheese model and its critics.

Larouzee J, Le Coze J-C. Safety Sci. 2020;126:104660.

This article describes the development of the “Swiss cheese model,” (SCM) and the main criticisms of this model and the motivation for these criticisms.  The article concludes that the SCM remains a relevant model because of its systemic foundations and its sustained use in high-risk industries and encourages safety science researchers and practitioners to continue imagining alternatives combining empirical, practical and graphical approaches.