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Document ID (ISN)57707
CIS number 92-438
ISBN(s) 0-7506-1073-5
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cox S.J., Tait R.S.
Title Reliability, safety and risk management: An integrated approach
Bibliographic information Butterworth-Heinemann, Reed Book Services Ltd., P.O. Box 5, Rusheden Northants NN10 9YX, United Kingdom, 1991. viii, 289p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Appendix. Index.
Abstract The authors of this book advocate an integrated approach to safety, reliability and management which involves bringing together efficient engineering systems and controls of plant and equipment (hardware), efficient management systems and procedures (software), a practical understanding of people (liveware), and a general knowledge of other human factor considerations. They explain in an essentially non-mathematical manner how high levels of safety and reliability can be attained, how they are assessed, and how residual risk can be managed so as to minimise harm to humans and to the environment.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; human factors; risk awareness; safety analysis; role of management; hazard evaluation; risk factors; plant safety organization; safety planning; reliability
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; occupational accidents; major hazards; manuals; human behaviour
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Safety programmes
Psychological factors