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Safety analysis : principles and practice in occupational safety

Author: Lars Harms-Ringdahl
Publisher: London ; New York : Elsevier Applied Science, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Aims to show how safety analysis can be practically applied in the field of occupational safety. Its emphasis lies on explaining how different methods work and step-by-step instructions are provided.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Harms-Ringdahl
ISBN: 1851669566 9781851669561
OCLC Number: 26852061
Description: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Accidents and safety: on terminology; the problem of accidents; occupational accidents. Part 2 Features of systems and accidents: elementary reliability theory; on human error; on systems and safety; system accidents. Part 3 Safety analysis: what is safety analysis?; components of a safety analysis; a short methodological overview. Part 4 Energy analysis: principles; energy analysis procedure; example; comments. Part 5 Job safety analysis: principles; job safety analysis procedure; example; comments. Part 6 Deviation analysis: on deviations; principles; deviation analysis procedure; examples; accident investigation; comments. Part 7 Hazard and operability studies (HAZOP): principles; HAZOP procedure; example; comments. Part 8 Fault tree analysis: introduction; principles and symbols; fault tree analysis procedure; more on fault tree analysis; example; comments. Part 9 Some further methods: introduction; management oversight and risk tree (MORT); brief descriptions of some other methods; quick analyses. Part 10 Methodological overview: comparison between methods; some advice on choice of method. Part 11 Risk assessment: introduction; consequence and probability; practical risk evaluation. Part 12 Safety analysis - planning and implementation: introduction; preconditions and preparations; analytical procedure; information and analysis; safety measures and results. Part 13 Safety management: on the components of safety management; safety work; safety management at the planning and design stage; economic aspects; integrated approaches. Part 14 Sources of error, problems and quality in safety analysis: introduction; examining the analytical procedure; accidents - despite safety analysis; some experiences. Part 15 Examples of safety analysis: introduction; an analysis at the planning and design stage; purchase of packaging equipment for paper rolls; examination of a computer-controlled materials handling system; examination of a section for the mixing of chemicals; control of a line of sheet-metal presses; integrated analysis of a chemicals plant; accident investigation; development of safety rounds. Part 16 Concluding remarks.
Other Titles: Säkerhetsanalys i skyddsarbetet.
Responsibility: Lars Harms-Ringdahl.


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