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Document ID (ISN)69623
CIS number 97-1173
ISBN(s) 0-566-07707-8
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbott H., Tyler M.
Title Safer by design - A guide to the management and law of designing for product safety
Bibliographic information Gower Publishing Ltd., Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3HR, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1997. xviii, 329p. Illus. Index. Price: GBP 42.50.
Abstract Part 1 of this manual reviews techniques for the management of design risks: management strategy; sources of information on product-related accidents; hazard analysis and risk assessment techniques; standards and management information for reducing product design risks; design review systems; residual risk transfer - insurance and contract conditions; residual risk retention. Part 2 covers the legal background: legal developments in Europe; product liability in the United Kingdom and other countries; designers' personal liabilities. Part 3 presents case histories which illustrate the physical legal and commercial risks of product defects and demonstrate ways in which they could be prevented. Revised version of CIS 89-473.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous equipment; safety by design; product safety
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; criminal liability; Japan; United Kingdom; case study; Germany; France; Italy; manuals; hazard evaluation; non-occupational accidents; legislation; glossary; comment on law; comment on directive; role of management; USA
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH