Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies

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Analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety - building in more warnings and safeguards - fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable.

Normal Accidents: Living with High Risk Technologies 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691004129

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Normal Accidents: Living with High-risk Technologies 1986, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465051441

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Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies 1985, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465051427

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