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 publicationWhy do Complex Organizational Systems Fail? : Summary of Proceedings of a Cross Disciplinary Workshop on "Safety Control and Risk Management"
EditorsJ. Rasmussen, R. Batstone
Number of pages12
PublisherWorld Bank Publications
Publication date1988
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Bank Workshop on Safety Control and Risk Management - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 198821 Oct 1988

Workshop

WorkshopWorld Bank Workshop on Safety Control and Risk Management
CountryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period18/10/198821/10/1988

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