This title examines the concepts of systems reliability and the techniques available for determining both 'technical' and 'human' hazard and risk. Emphasis is placed on technical systems and human factors and the increasing importance of psychological factors in the overall assessment of safety.
This edition includes material that reflects the fact that the tool of Risk Assessment has been taken up by many industrial and commercial sectors since the first edition.
Table of Contents
Reliability; Enhanced Reliability; Hazard analysis; Data sources; The human connection; The computer connection; Risk analysis; Estimation of risk; Risk assessment; Risk assessment and public policy; Some recent incidents and their implications; Limitations and uses of quantitative techniques.
'The content of the book is easy to read and apply by the non-specialist, and is strongly recommended to all health and safety practitioners, particularly those preparing for the NEBOSH Diploma.'
Journal of Health and Safety