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Engineering - Production & Process Engineering | Navigating Safety

Navigating Safety

Necessary Compromises and Trade-Offs - Theory and Practice

Amalberti, René

2013, XV, 132 p. 7 illus., 6 illus. in color.

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Managing safety in a professional environment requires constant negotiation with other competitive dimensions of risk management (finances, market and political drivers, manpower and social crisis). This is obvious, although generally not said in safety manuals. The book provides a unique vision of how to best find these compromises, starting with lessons learnt from natural risk management by individuals, then applying them to the craftsman industry, complex industrial systems (civil aviation, nuclear energy) and public services (like transportation and medicine). It offers a unique, illustrated, easy to read and scientifically based set of original concepts and pragmatic methods to revisit safety management and adopt a successful system vision. As such, and with illustrations coming from many various fields (aviation, fishing, nuclear, oil, medicine), it potentially covers a broad readership.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Arbitration - Human Error - Resilience - Safety Benchmarks - System Safety

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Environmental Management - Production & Process Engineering

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