This is a reprint of ISBN 978-0-901357-46-5
Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world is both a tribute to the victims of past safety failures and a warning against complacency and cutting corners today. It also recognises the achievements of health and safety professionals and others in learning the lessons of past mistakes. As Trevor Kletz has written, "Someone has paid the 'tuition fess'. There is no need for you to pay them again."
Illustrated throughout in colour, the book looks at over 90 accidents, incidents and safety failures. Some, like Aberfan, Chernobyl and Hillsborough, are known simply by a single place name. Others have now faded from our collective consciousness but still have important lessons for us today, such as the early fires, explosions and mining disasters that paved the way for better safety management.
Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world offers:
1. Too young to die, 2. Flixborough, Limberg and Enschede, 3. Deadly fires, 4. More conflagrations, 5. Gas explosions, 6. Ignorance is not blissful, 7. Seveso and other environmental calamities, 8. Unwelcome off-site consequences, 9. High explosives, 10. Maritime disasters, 11. Marine pollution, 12. Offshore catastrophes, 13. Aviation accidents, 14. Catastrophes in space, 15. Nuclear disasters, 16. Trouble in store, 17. Buncefield oil storage depot, 18. The price of coal, 19. Railways, 20. Crowd crushes, 21. Stadium tragedies, 22. The human factor, 23. Safety culture under strain, 24. Structural collapses, 25. Floods, 26. Silent killers at work, 27. Public health, 28. Animal catastrophes, 29. Bhopal, 30. Reducing hazards and risks, 31. The politics of disaster, 32. Establishing a culture of safety