Safety, Reliability and Risk Management / Edition 2

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Overview

This title examines the concepts of systems reliability and the techniques available for determining both 'technical' and 'human' hazard and risk. Emphasis is placed on technical systems and human factors and the increasing importance of psychological factors in the overall assessment of safety.

This edition includes material that reflects the fact that the tool of Risk Assessment has been taken up by many industrial and commercial sectors since the first edition.

This title examines the concepts of systems reliability and the techniques available for determining both 'technical' and 'human' hazard and risk. Emphasis is placed on technical systems and human factors and the increasing importance of psychological factors in the overall assessment of safety.

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'The content of the book is easy to read and apply by the non-specialist, and is strongly recommended to all health and safety practitioners, particularly those preparing for the NEBOSH Diploma.'
Journal of Health and Safety
Booknews
Mostly drawing on examples from the nuclear, chemical, and aviation industries, this volume stresses an integrated approach to safety and reliability analysis and design that brings together efficient engineering systems and controls of plant and equipment, efficient management systems and procedures, and a practical understanding of human factor considerations. Reliability engineering principles are developed and applied to the design of plant equipment utilizing the procedures of hazard analysis and similar techniques are deployed towards the understanding of human reliability. The latter half of the volume is devoted to risk analysis, developing probabilistic and quantitative approaches and their applications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750640169
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/23/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Reliability; Enhanced Reliability; Hazard analysis; Data sources; The human connection; The computer connection; Risk analysis; Estimation of risk; Risk assessment; Risk assessment and public policy; Some recent incidents and their implications; Limitations and uses of quantitative techniques.

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