Risk Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities identifies and clarifies the recent challenges associated with the risk assessment process, which has evolved considerably in the past decade, moving from a relatively new concept for general industry to several benchmark methods used in several industries, giving rise to more advanced concerns, including legal aspects, implementation questions, and legacy equipment issues, among others. Although the concepts and principles of risk assessment are not complex, people struggle with the process.
- Acceptable risk
- Prevention through design (PtD)
- Legal aspects of risk assessment
- CE marketing
- Functional safety and ISO 13849-1
- Warning labels
- Implementation and deployment
- Legacy machinery—equipment in the field
- Lean, green and safety opportunities
Risk Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities is written for the safety practitioner, engineer, manager or other person who has been given the task of leading the risk assessment effort brings together the requirements, theory and practical application of the risk assessment process.
Bruce W. Main is the president of design safety engineering, inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in risk assessment and prevention through design (PtD). He is a professional engineer and CSP who regularly assists manufacturers with the risk assessment process. He also serves on several national and international standards writing committees on risk assessment.
"Bruce Main's book provides an excellent reference in relation to the increased recognition throughout the world of the significance of applying risk assessment methods to achieve acceptable risk levels. This increased awareness …affects the safety of products and machinery and the design of the workplace. And it impacts broadly on members of the public, employee safety, environmental concerns, and the sustainability, green, and lean movements." Fred A Manuele, CSP, PE