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Total Safety and the Productivity Challenge

1st Edition

Edited by Maria Chiara Leva, Tom Kontogiannis, Marko Gerbec, Olga Aneziri


276 pages | 68 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-04-01
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Adopting a strategic approach to risk management can maximize competitiveness and profitability. Total Safety and Productivity approaches offer managers a set of methods and tools to apply a Total Safety Management (TSM) philosophy to achieve this. The capability to anticipate, assess and plan for risks associated with future operations is a critical success factor, for enterprises of all types and sizes. The ability to risk assess actual operations with an easy to apply, resilient methodology can offer significant benefits in terms of the capacity to improve safety and performance.

This book describes approaches that can be used alone or jointly to improve safety management in any organization. The methods are based on academic best practice and have been developed by leading experts, but are presented here in a practical way for application in industry by non-experts. The book outlines a professional approach to risk and safety management, which requires goal setting, planning and the measurement of performance, and encourages a safety management system that is woven holistically into the fabric of an organization so that it becomes part of the culture, the way people do their jobs, and helps ensure that issues are correctly prioritized and managed as they emerge.

This book is essential reading for professionals, at both expert and non-expert level, who are interested in applying the Total Safety Management philosophy within their organization.


"A practical approach for engineering sector organisations, who can now learn to apply modern risk management practices to support competitiveness and profitability." — Victor Hrymak, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Table of Contents

Section 1: A framework of managing total safety

1 Total Safety Management: Why ?

2 Understanding Hazards And Risks: The Need For A Common Operational Picture

Section 2: Understanding hazards and risks

3 Process risk assessment. From the basics to new frontiers

4 Bowties for Occupational Risk Management

5 A system dynamics approach in modeling organizational tradeoffs in safety management

Section 3: Establishing and monitoring a Common Operational Picture

6 Developing a Risk Register to Deliver Risk Intelligence support

7 Continuous Monitoring in Safety Performance

8 Safety by Design: Design of Inland Container Terminals with Dangerous Goods

Section 4: Managing knowledge, skills and changes in the context of business strategy.

9 Total Project Planning: Integration of Task Analysis, Safety Analysis and Optimisation techniques

10 Knowledge management in total safety for major hazards plants

11 Effective Virtual Reality Training For Safety Critical Activites In The Industry

12 Management of technical and organizational changes in major hazard industries

13 Risk and productivity: The way forward

About the Editors

Maria Chiara Leva is a lecturer in Human Factors and Industrial Safety at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She is a visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Innovative Human Systems in Trinity College Dublin, and is also the co-founder of a campus company called Tosca Solutions.

Tom Kontogiannis is a professor in Human Factors and Industrial Safety at the Technical University of Crete. Since 1997, he has headed the Cognitive Ergonomics and Industrial Safety (CEIS) Lab in the Technical University of Crete.

Marko Gerbec is an application research counsellor in the Department for Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, as well as an associate professor at Jozef Stefan's International Postgraduate School.

Olga Aneziri is a head of research at the Laboratory of Systems Reliability and Industrial Safety, at the National Centre for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS", Greece, and the project manager of various EU funded projects (e.g. INTEGRISK, TOSCA, SUPER-LNG).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety