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Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

SKU# 10908
Author: James T. Reason
 

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Ashgate Publishing Co
Published 1997 
Hardcover, 252 Pages
ISBN #978-1840141054

Its unique combination of principles and practicalities make this book essential reading for those people whose daily business is to manage, audit and regulate hazardous technologies of all kinds. It is relevant to those concerned with understanding and controlling human and organizational factors and will also interest academic readers and those working in industrial and government agencies

"The book is not targeted at any one domain. My emphasis is upon principles and practicalities—the two must work hand-in hand. But the real test is whether or not these ideas can eventually be translated into some improvement in the resistance of complex, well defended systems to rare, but usually catastrophic, ‘organizational accidents." --James Reason

Contents:

  1. Hazards, Defences and Losses
  2. Defeating the Defences
  3. Dangerous Defences
  4. The Human Contribution
  5. Maintenance Can Seriously Damage Your System
  6. Navigating the Safety Space
  7. A Practical Guide to Error Management
  8. The Regulator’s Unhappy Lot
  9. Engineering a Safety Culture
  10. Reconciling the Different Approaches to Safety Management

This is a practical book aimed at those whose daily task it is to think about and manage or regulate the risks of hazardous technologies. The book is not targeted at any one domain, but attempts to identify general tools and principles that are applicable to all organizations facing dangers of one sort or another. This could include banks and building societies just as much as nuclear power plants, oil exploration and production, chemical process plants, and air, sea and rail transport. The emphasis is placed upon the principles and practicalities of defenses against accidents, and how to meet the challenges and minimize risk.

 
 

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