System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment

Author: Nicholas J. Bahr
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466551615
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and governments around the world a pragmatic and reasonable approach to system safety and risk assessment techniques. It explains in easy-to-understand language how to design workable safety management systems and implement tested solutions immediately. The book is intended for working engineers who know that they need to build safe systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To make it easy to get started quickly, it includes numerous real-life engineering examples. The book’s many practical tips and best practices explain not only how to prevent accidents, but also how to build safety into systems at a sensible price. The book also includes numerous case studies from real disasters that describe what went wrong and the lessons learned. See What’s New in the Second Edition: New chapter on developing government safety oversight programs and regulations, including designing and setting up a new safety regulatory body, developing safety regulatory oversight functions and governance, developing safety regulations, and how to avoid common mistakes in government oversight Significantly expanded chapter on safety management systems, with many practical applications from around the world and information about designing and building robust safety management systems, auditing them, gaining internal support, and creating a safety culture New and expanded case studies and "Notes from Nick’s Files" (examples of practical applications from the author’s extensive experience) Increased international focus on world-leading practices from multiple industries with practical examples, common mistakes to avoid, and new thinking about how to build sustainable safety management systems New material on safety culture, developing leading safety performance indicators, safety maturity model, auditing safety management systems, and setting up a safety knowledge management system

Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351979566
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for all of the varied components and elements needed to develop and manage a safety and health program. It is a book designed to answer the questions often posed as to why should we do it this way. It is the “Why” book and the intent is to provide a blueprint and a helpmate for the philosophical basis for occupational safety and health and the justification as an integral component of doing business.

Safety and Health for Engineers

Author: Roger L. Brauer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119219183
Format: PDF, Docs
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Safety and Health for Engineers, 3rd Edition, addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, and techniques for managing safety decisions, as well as: Completely revises and updates all 38 chapters in the book New edition adds more than 110 stories and cases from practice to illustrate various topics or issues New topics on adapting to new safety concerns that arise from technology innovations; convergence of safety, health and environmental departments in many organizations; the concept of prevention through design; and emphasis on safety management systems and risk management and analysis Includes learning exercises and computational examples based on real world situations along with in-depth references for each chapter Includes a detailed solutions manual for academic adopters Covers the primary topics included in certification exams for professional safety, such as CSP/ASP

Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis

Author: Mohammad Modarres
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149874589X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This undergraduate and graduate textbook provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis techniques. Written for engineering students and practicing engineers, the book is multi-disciplinary in scope. The new edition has new topics in classical confidence interval estimation; Bayesian uncertainty analysis; models for physics-of-failure approach to life estimation; extended discussions on the generalized renewal process and optimal maintenance; and further modifications, updates, and discussions. The book includes examples to clarify technical subjects and many end of chapter exercises. PowerPoint slides and a Solutions Manual are also available.

Reliability and Risk Assessment

Author: John D. Andrews
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781860582905
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Risk assessment and risk analysis are now firmly fixed in the engineer?s lexicon. Every engineering project, contract, piece of equipment and design requires this discipline by law. Reliability is the other key element in the mix for smooth running engineering projects and operations. In the modern industrial era, economic factors have resulted in the construction and operation of larger and more complex process plant. Accidents at these types of plants have led to notorious incidents such as Flixborough, Bhopal, Chernobyl, and Piper Alpha. Engineers are working to maximize the benefits of modern processing technology while reducing the safety risks to acceptable levels. However, each processing plant has unique problems and each must be individually assessed to identify, evaluate, and control associated hazards. The first edition of Reliability and Risk Assessment was ahead of its time. The world has caught up with Andrews and Moss and this fully revised second edition takes the analysis further and brings a more practical slant with greater and extensive use of case studies. Reliability and Risk Assessment is for professional engineers but will also prove invaluable for postgraduate students involved in reliability and risk assessment research. KEY FEATURES: Rigourous mathmatical descriptions of the most important techniques, particularly fault tree analysis and Markov methods. Practical examples of the application of these techniques to real-life problems. Self-contained chapters detail methods of reliability and risk assessment. Worked examples clarify the text and highlight salient points. Three new detailed case studies include: FMECA for a gas turbine system; in-service inspection of structural components, and a business interruption risk analysis.

Reliability and Safety Engineering

Author: Ajit Kumar Verma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1447162692
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reliability and safety are core issues that must be addressed throughout the life cycle of engineering systems. Reliability and Safety Engineering presents an overview of the basic concepts, together with simple and practical illustrations. The authors present reliability terminology in various engineering fields, viz., electronics engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and power systems engineering. The book describes the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. Reliability and safety studies must, inevitably, deal with uncertainty, so the book includes uncertainty propagation methods: Monte Carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, Dempster-Shafer theory and probability bounds. Reliability and Safety Engineering also highlights advances in system reliability and safety assessment including dynamic system modeling and uncertainty management. Case studies from typical nuclear power plants as well as from structural, software and electronic systems are also discussed. Reliability and Safety Engineering combines discussions of the existing literature on basic concepts and applications with state-of-the-art methods used in reliability and risk assessment of engineering systems. It is designed to assist practicing engineers, students and researchers in the areas of reliability engineering and risk analysis.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety Second Edition

Author: Pascale Carayon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439830347
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Other books focus on particular human factors and ergonomics issues such as human error or design of medical devices or a specific application such as emergency medicine. This book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety. The second edition takes a more practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include: work schedules error recovery telemedicine workflow analysis simulation health information technology development and design patient safety management Reflecting developments and advances in the five years since the first edition, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. In order to take patient safety to the next level, collaboration between human factors professionals and health care providers must occur. This book brings both groups closer to achieving that goal.

Systems Engineering and Analysis

Author: Benjamin S. Blanchard
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131869776
Format: PDF, Docs
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This reference examines theengineeringof both natural and human-made systems and theanalysisof those systems. For the engineering of systems, the authors emphasize the process of bringing systems into being. Regarding analysis, they explore the improvement of systems already in existence.Includes a wealth of new and revised figures throughout. Features significant revisions and new material on Bringing Systems Into Being (Ch. 2); Conceptual Design (Ch. 3); Design For Supportability (Ch. 15); Design For Affordability - Life-Cycle Costing (Ch. 17). Adds material on the integration of design disciplines in the systems engineering. Concludes each chapter with new Summary Extensions. Provides a new supplier evaluation checklist. Includes a new appendix that lists 35 key related web sites.A useful reference for electrical, electronic, and automotive engineers, as well as professionals in the aeronautics, astronautics, and manufacturing industries.

Reliability of Safety Critical Systems

Author: Marvin Rausand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118553381
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents the theory and methodology for reliabilityassessments of safety-critical functions through examples from awide range of applications Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications provides a comprehensive introduction toreliability assessments of safety-related systems based onelectrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE)technology. With a focus on the design and development phases ofsafety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methodsrequired to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associatedsector-specific standards. Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability ofSafety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements keysafety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safetyintegrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety ofreliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of asafety-critical system, beginning with specification and design andadvancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. Thekey categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, includingstrategies for the allocation of reliability performancerequirements; assessment methods in relation to design; andreliability quantification in relation to operation andmaintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex moderntechnology developments are featured, as well as: Real-world examples from large industry facilities with majoraccident potential and products owned by the general public such ascars and tools Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers witha deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysisand solution of common issues when assessing all facets ofsafety-critical systems Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can beapplied to the analysis of any safety-critical system A brief appendix of probability theory for reference With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introducedinto systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of anaccident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals,consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry outpractical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-criticalsystems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications is also a useful textbook for courses inreliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliabilityengineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consultingcompanies offering short courses in reliability assessment ofsafety-critical systems.

Risk Assessment

Author: Marvin Rausand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118281101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory andstate-of-the-art applications With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along withstandards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, andApplications serves as a comprehensive introduction to thetopic. The book serves as a practical guide to current riskanalysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility ofsudden, major accidents across various areas of practice frommachinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants andtransportation systems. The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of eachmethod, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while alsoshedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantagesand disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides anoverview of risk assessment, the book is organized into twosections that outline key theory, methods, and applications. Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts anddetails the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with thenecessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overallrisk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models andaccident causation offers readers new insights into how and whyaccidents occur to help them make better assessments. Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefullydescribes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, includingpreliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and eventtree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-containeddescription as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets thatillustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areasin risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, humanerrors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertaintyand sensitivity analysis. Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for furtherstudy of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main resultsfrom probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing ofkey terms used in risk assessment. A related website featuresproblems that allow readers to test their comprehension of thepresented material and supplemental slides to facilitate thelearning process. Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on riskanalysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate andgraduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference forengineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use riskassessment techniques in their everyday work.