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Document ID (ISN)108688
CIS number 08-1156
ISBN(s) 978-2-7430-1021-8
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Wassenhove W., Garbolino E.
Title Lessons learned from accidents and the prevention of hazards - Principles and methods
Original title Retour d'expérience et prévention des risques - Principes et méthodes [in French]
Bibliographic information Editions Tec et Doc, 11 rue Lavoisier, 75008 Paris, France, 2008. vii, 72p. Illus. 64 ref. Index. Price: EUR 35.00.
Abstract The lessons learned from accidents approach (LLA) is to provide enterprises with the means of benefiting form past experiences. This publication presents the state of the art with respect to the definition and implementation of an LLA aimed at managing hazards within the enterprise. A first part deals with the basic theoretical and methodological aspects. The second part describes the implementation of an LLA system. It explains the prerequisites for introducing an LLA within the enterprise, together with the approach for its implementation. An example of the LLA method, which comprises a hazard evaluation phase, is also included. Finally, the conclusion addresses the contributions and limits of the LLA approach in the context of hazard evaluation, and discusses the prospects for further improvements.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; plant safety organization; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; description of technique; psychology of work organization; human factors
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Accident research
Major hazards