Safety Control and Risk Management: Topics for Cross-Disciplinary Research and Development

Jens Rasmussen

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Abstract

Modern large-scale industrial systems require special precautions for safe operation and systematic risk analysis is frequently used during system design.The paper reviews 4 number of problems presently found in the use of risk analysis as a basis for effective risk management. There is a need for more explicit formulation of the preconditions of safe operation and for better communication to the operating Organisation. Operation in a competitive environment requires endless adaptation and optimisation by management and,consequently, visible indicators of the boundaries of safe conditions are necessary. The paper adopts an integrated System point of view in order to identify cross-disciplinary research needs involving social and management sciences as well as engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreventing Major Chemical and Related Process Accidents
EditorsB.F. Street
Place of PublicationRugby
PublisherThe Institution of Chemical Engineers
Publication date1988
Pages533-551
ISBN (Print)0-85295-225-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Preventing Major Chemical and Related Accidents - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 198812 May 1988

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Preventing Major Chemical and Related Accidents
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period10/05/198812/05/1988
SeriesInstitution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series, 110

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