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Managing risk : the human element

Author: R B Duffey; John Walton Saull
Publisher: Chichester, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
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Presents a new way of predicting and managing risk and improving the accident rate in all technological industries. Develops probability analysis for the prediction of future events. Shows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Duffey, R.B. (Romney B.).
Managing risk.
Chichester, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2008
(DLC) 2008033263
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R B Duffey; John Walton Saull
ISBN: 9781615830916 161583091X 9780470714454 047071445X 9780470714461 0470714468
OCLC Number: 608624251
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 539 p.) : ill.
Contents: Definitions of risk and risk management --
The art of prediction and the creation of order --
Technical summary --
The universal learning curve --
The four echoes : power blackouts, space shuttle losses, concorde crashes, and the Chernobyl and Three Mile Island accidents --
Predicting rocket risks and refinery explosions : near misses, shuttle safety, and anti-missile defence systems effectiveness --
The probability of human error : learning in technological systems --
Eliminating mistakes : the concept of error states --
Risk assessment : dynamic events and financial risks --
Safety and risk management systems : the fifth echoes --
Risk perception : searching for the truth among all the numbers --
I must be learning.
Responsibility: by Romney B. Duffey, John W. Saull.

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"An excellently produced book with over 500 pages of detailed information on the management of risk and the avoidance of accidents." ( AMEC , November 2008)

 
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