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

Larouzee J, Le Coze J-C. Good and bad reasons: the Swiss cheese model and its critics. Safety Sci. 2020;126:104660. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104660.

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August 12, 2020
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.

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Larouzee J, Le Coze J-C. Good and bad reasons: the Swiss cheese model and its critics. Safety Sci. 2020;126:104660. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104660.