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Handbook of Safety Principles

Niklas Möller (Editor), Sven Ove Hansson (Editor), Jan-Erik Holmberg (Editor), Carl Rollenhagen (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-95069-2
832 pages
December 2017
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Presents recent breakthroughs in the theory, methods, and applications of safety and risk analysis for safety engineers, risk analysts, and policy makers

Safety principles are paramount to addressing structured handling of safety concerns in all technological systems. This handbook captures and discusses the multitude of safety principles in a practical and applicable manner. It is organized by five overarching categories of safety principles: Safety Reserves; Information and Control; Demonstrability; Optimization; and Organizational Principles and Practices. With a focus on the structured treatment of a large number of safety principles relevant to all related fields, each chapter defines the principle in question and discusses its application as well as how it relates to other principles and terms. This treatment includes the history, the underlying theory, and the limitations and criticism of the principle. Several chapters also problematize and critically discuss the very concept of a safety principle. The book treats issues such as: What are safety principles and what roles do they have? What kinds of safety principles are there? When, if ever, should rules and principles be disobeyed? How do safety principles relate to the law; what is the status of principles in different domains? The book also features:

• Insights from leading international experts on safety and reliability

• Real-world applications and case studies including systems usability, verification and validation, human reliability, and safety barriers

• Different taxonomies for how safety principles are categorized

• Breakthroughs in safety and risk science that can significantly change, improve, and inform important practical decisions

• A structured treatment of safety principles relevant to numerous disciplines and application areas in industry and other sectors of society

• Comprehensive and practical coverage of the multitude of safety principles including maintenance optimization, substitution, safety automation, risk communication, precautionary approaches, non-quantitative safety analysis, safety culture, and many others

The Handbook of Safety Principles is an ideal reference and resource for professionals engaged in risk and safety analysis and research. This book is also appropriate as a graduate and PhD-level textbook for courses in risk and safety analysis, reliability, safety engineering, and risk management offered within mathematics, operations research, and engineering departments.

NIKLAS MÖLLER, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. The author of approximately 20 international journal articles, Dr. Möller's research interests include the philosophy of risk, metaethics, philosophy of science, and epistemology.

SVEN OVE HANSSON, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology. He has authored over 300 articles in international journals and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Dr. Hansson is also a Topical Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.

JAN-ERIK HOLMBERG, PhD, is Senior Consultant at Risk Pilot AB and Adjunct Professor of Probabilistic Riskand Safety Analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology. Dr. Holmberg received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Helsinki University of Technology in 1997.

CARL ROLLENHAGEN, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Risk and Safety at the Royal Institute of Technology. Dr. Rollenhagen has performed extensive research in the field of human factors and MTO (Man, Technology, and Organization) with a specific emphasis on safety culture and climate, event investigation methods, and organizational safety assessment.

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Table of Contents

Preface

List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction
Niklas Möller, Sven Ove Hansson, Jan-Erik Holmberg, and Carl Rollenhagen

Chapter 2: Preview
Niklas Möller, Sven Ove Hansson, Jan-Erik Holmberg, and Carl Rollenhagen

Part I: Safety Reserves

Chapter 3: Resilience Engineering and the Future of Safety Management
Erik Hollnagel

Chapter 4: Defence-in-Depth
Jan-Erik Holmberg

Chapter 5: Safety Barriers
Lars Harms-Ringdahl and Carl Rollenhagen

Chapter 6: Factors and Margins of Safety
Neelke Doorn and Sven Ove Hansson

Part II: Information and Control

Chapter 7: Experience Feedback
Urban Kjellén

Chapter 8: Risk and Safety Indicators
Drew Rae

Chapter 9: Principles of Human Factors Engineering
Leena Norros and Paula Savioja

Chapter 10: Safety Automation
Björn Wahlström

Chapter 11: Risk Communication
Jan Gutteling

Chapter 12: The Precautionary Principle
Sven Ove Hansson

Chapter 13: Operating Procedure
Jinkuyn Park

Chapter 14: Human Machine System
Anna-Lisa Osvalder and Håkan Alm

Part III: Demonstrability

Chapter 15: Quality Principles and Their Applications to Safety
Bo Bergman

Chapter 16: Safety Cases
Tim Kelly

Chapter 17: Inherently Safe Design
Rajagopalan Srinivasan and Mohd Umair Iqbal

Chapter 18: Maintenance, Maintainability, and Inspectability
Torbjörn Ylipää, Anders Skoogh, and Jon Bokrantz

Part IV: Optimization

Chapter 19: On the Risk-Informed Regulation in the Safety Against External Hazards
Pieter van Gelder

Chapter 20: Quantitative Risk Analysis
Jan-Erik Holmberg

Chapter 21: Qualitative Risk Analysis
Risto Tiusanen

Chapter 22: Principles and Limitations of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Safety Investments
Genserik Reniers and Luca Talarico

Chapter 23: RAMS Optimization Principles
Yanfu Li and Enrico Zio

Chapter 24: Maintenance Optimization and Its Relation to Safety
Roger Flage

Chapter 25: Human Reliability Analysis
Luca Podofillini

Chapter 26: ALARA, BAT and the Substitution Principle
Sven Ove Hansson

Part V: Organizational Principles & Practices

Chapter 27: Safety Management Principles
Gudela Grote

Chapter 28: Safety Culture
Teemu Reiman and Carl Rollenhagen

Chapter 29: Principles of Behavior-Based Safety
Steve Roberts and Scott Geller

Chapter 30: Principles of Emergency Plans and Crisis Management
Ann Enander

Chapter 31: Safety Standards: Chronic Challenges and Emerging Principles
Ibrahim Habli

Chapter 32: Managing the Unexpected
Jean-christophe Le Coze

Index

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Author Information

NIKLAS MÖLLER, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. The author of approximately 20 international journal articles, Dr. Möller's research interests include the philosophy of risk, metaethics, philosophy of science, and epistemology.

SVEN OVE HANSSON, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology. He has authored over 300 articles in international journals and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Dr. Hansson is also a Topical Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.

JAN-ERIK HOLMBERG, PhD, is Senior Consultant at Risk Pilot AB and Adjunct Professor of Probabilistic Risk and Safety Analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology. Dr. Holmberg received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Helsinki University of Technology in 1997.

CARL ROLLENHAGEN, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Risk and Safety at the Royal Institute of Technology. Dr. Rollenhagen has performed extensive research in the field of human factors and MTO (Man, Technology, and Organization) with a specific emphasis on safety culture and climate, event investigation methods, and organizational safety assessment.

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