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Document ID (ISN)108687
CIS number 08-1162
ISBN(s) 978-2-7430-1024-9
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Procaccia H.
Title Basics of frequential and Bayesian approaches - Applications in the field of the control of industrial hazards
Original title Les fondements des approches fréquentielle et bayésienne - Applications à la maîtrise du risque industriel [in French]
Bibliographic information Editions Tec et Doc, 11 rue Lavoisier, 75008 Paris, France, 2008. xix, 248p. Illus. 42 ref. Index. Price: EUR 70.00.
Abstract Analysing the risk of industrial accidents consists of evaluating the likelihood of occurrence of a dreaded event and of its consequences. For evaluating this likelihood, an approach based on frequential statistics approach was commonly used, an approach which however is lacking in terms of both rigour and objectivity. This publication explains the advantages of an approach based on Bayesian statistics and subjective probability, which takes into account all available knowledge for carrying out a hazard evaluation, including lessons learned from accidents and expertise.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; description of technique; mathematical models; statistical evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Accident research
Major hazards