(Ashgate, 1997, ISBN 1-84014-105-0)

If you are going to read only one book by Reason this would be the prime choice. On just under 250 pages you will get a good summary of the key points from his first book “Human Error” (a classic, but not his most accessible book due to the relatively dry, academic and PhD-thesis-like writing; Ashgate, 1990, ISBN 0-521-31419-4), ways to manage error, the distinction between individual and organisational accidents, discussions about defences and barriers (including the Swiss Cheese Model, of course), Safety Culture (one of the first books to properly deal with the subject) and various approaches to safety.

(Will do a longer summary/review when time allows...)