TIØ4200 - Safety Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

The main focus of the course is major accidents in working life. The course includes different models explaining how such accidents can occur and how they can be prevented.

Different perspectives on organizational accidents and resilient organizations are presented: energy-barrier; Normal Accident Theory, High Reliability Organizations, decision-making and conflicting objectives, flow of information og Resilience Engineering. Safety culture is a central part, as well as holistic safety assessments.

An important part of the course is that the combination of man-technology-organization (MTO) is a key to understanding major accident risks. Central theories in a MTO-perspective is provided in the course, including human-factors and human-technology interaction. One part of the course is focused on compliance to rules and procedures. The association between change processes and safety is also adressed.

The course also adresses how societal framework conditions such as ecconomy, policy and regulatory regimes influence safety management in organizations, and also how organizations adapt to changes in such framework conditions.

Learning outcome

The subject’s position and function in the study:
The subject should be related to TIØ4201 and TIØ4205. TIØ4201 gives a generic theoretical understanding of risk governance of all types of risks, in particular related to societal safety. TIØ4205 gives knowledge and skills about acknowledged methods and tools, rules and procedures (norms) for safety work in companies with emphasis on occupational accident prevention. TIØ4200 emphasizes an understanding and insight into how safety management is practiced in a Norwegian context. The subject is mandatory for students at the master programs MIHMS and MHMS

Knowledge: After completing the course the student will be able to:
- explain why major accidents can occur
- explain how major accidents can be prevented in an organization
- categorize different perspectives on safety theories on organizational accidents

Skills: After completing the course the student will be able to:
- apply different organizational perspectives for accident analysis
- assess the interplay between organization, humans and technology and its importance for safety
- assess and analyze safety culture in organizations
- apply holistic safety analysis in organizations

General competence: After completing the course the student will be able to:
- critically evaluate safety issues in society and companies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and case-based problemsolving in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and term papers/exercises (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIS1049 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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