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Modern Accident Investigation and Analysis, 2nd Edition

Modern Accident Investigation and Analysis, 2nd Edition

Ted S. Ferry

ISBN: 978-0-470-17223-0

Feb 2007

336 pages

Description

This new edition of a standard in the field is the most complete treatment available on modern methods of accident investigation. The investigation process is divided into three phases: preparation and planning, analytical methods and reporting, and corrective actions designed to prevent recurrence. Techniques discussed are general and can be applied to a wide range of industrial accidents. Topics covered include investigation concepts, the pitfalls of government intervention, legal aspects, multilinear events sequencing, and management oversight and risk tree (MORT). There is new material on the electronic and computer industries and on S-T-E-P accident investigation. A new chapter, ``A Generic Approach to Mishap Investigation,'' puts the entire process in perspective.
The Need for Investigation.

Preparing for Mishaps.

Getting Underway with the Investigation.

Human Aspects.

The Environment.

Materials.

Systems Investigation.

Basic Analytical Technique.

System Safety/Faulty Tree.

Change Analysis.

Multilinear Events Sequencing.

Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT).

S-T-E-P Accident Investigation.

Technique of Operations Review.

Where Did Management Fail?

Fire Investigation.

The Mishap Report.

12 Steps to Mishap Investigation.

A Generic Approach to Mishap Investigation.

Legal Aspects of Investigation.

What is Ahead for Investigation?

Appendices.