Marine Safety

Author: ABS Consulting
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1461624924
Format: PDF, ePub
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Marine Safety provides a toolbox of field-tested and proven tools for assessing and managing marine risks and making better-informed decisions to prevent marine casualties. Using this book as a guide, managers in the marine industry learn to apply 12 common risk-based decision-making tools that help them make practical and technically-defensible decisions for managing port and waterway operations, conducting inspections, and preparing and responding to accidents. The authors thorough examine the 12 tools and include discussions on each tool's concepts, limitations, common uses, procedures, terminology, and applications to marine safety in a clearly outlined, user-friendly format.

Principles of Risk Based Decision Making

Author: ABS Consulting
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0865879087
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Principles of Risk-Based Decision Making provides managers with the foundation for creating a proactive organizational culture that systematically incorporates risk into key decision-making processes. Based on methodology adopted by a number of organizations including the federal government, this book examines risk-based decision making as a process for organizing information about the possibility for unwanted outcomes in a simple, practical way that helps decision makers make timely, informed management choices that minimize harmful effects on safety and health, the environment, property loss, or mission success. Citing practical examples, charts, and checklists, the authors break the risk-based decision making process into five key components: establishing the decision structure, performing the risk assessment, managing sufficient risks, monitoring effectiveness of adopted risk controls through impact assessment, and facilitating risk communication. They examine each component in detail and outline available decision analysis and risk assessment tools that aid in each of these risk-based decision making functions. This book also walks readers through eight project management steps—from scoping a risk assessment to evaluating the recommendations—the components of each, and the importance of these steps to the success of a risk assessment. Special features include a table for applying the risk-based decision-making process, a hazard identification guidesheet, an example of human error, an acronym list, and a glossary.

Risk Management in the Marine Transportation System

Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 9780309066754
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The goal of the symposium was to promote interactive discussion between risk assessment experts and port safety managers and to link expertise in the theories and methodologies of risk assessment and the use of data to real-world applications for risk assessment in the interest of improving the safety and efficiency of the nation's marine transportation system. The Proceedings contain the cochairs' overview of the discussions and presentations, all the formal papers and presentations, and the discussion group summaries and excerpts from the question and answer sessions after the presentations by discussion group leaders. The symposium program; list of attendees; and biographies of the cochairs, presenters, and discussion group leaders are provided in the Appendixes.

Risk Based Ship Design

Author: Apostolos Papanikolaou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540890424
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Risk-based ship design is a new scientific and engineering field of growing interest to researchers, engineers and professionals from various disciplines related to ship design, construction, operation and regulation. The main motivation to use risk-based approaches is twofold: implement a novel ship design which is considered safe but - for some formal, regulatory reason - cannot be approved today and/or rationally optimize an existing design with respect to safety, without compromising on efficiency and performance. It is a clear direction that all future technological and regulatory (International Maritime Organisation) developments regarding ship design and operation will go through risk-based procedures, which are known and well established in other industries (e.g. nuclear, aviation). The present book derives from the knowledge gained in the course of the project SAFEDOR (Design, Operation and Regulation for Safety), an Integrated Project under the 6th framework programme of the European Commission (IP 516278). The book aims to provide an understanding of the fundamentals and details of the integration of risk-based approaches into the ship design process. The book facilitates the transfer of knowledge from recent research work to the wider maritime community and advances scientific approaches dealing with risk-based design and ship safety.