Hardcover, 311 pgs
A “classic” in the field written by one of the most respected writers of engineering design and methodologies, this book provides a comprehensive background to understanding product liability legal issues, standards and criteria, and the hazardous characteristics of products. With that background, the author then devotes separate chapters to the tools and methodologies safety professionals use to diagnose and prevent potential product safety hazards, including:
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Operating Hazard Analysis.
Mr. Hammer provides not only a clearer understanding of the application of system safety techniques in real world applications than is found in most texts, but additionally, a legal and risk-based contextual framework in which to apply these techniques.