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Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

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Sidney Dekker
June 23, 2014

The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety t...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
May 24, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

Occupational Safety and Health: Fundamental Principles and Philosophies

Charles D. Reese
May 18, 2017

Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for...

Risk Analysis and Management – Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR 2017), June 5-9, 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ales Bernatik, Chongfu Huang, Olivier Salvi
May 16, 2017

This book collects the papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2017) held in Ostrava/Prague, Czech Republic, on June 5-9, 2017, organized by VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. The overall theme of the sixth international...

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

Donald L. Fisher, Matthew Rizzo, Jeffrey Caird, John D. Lee
April 27, 2017

Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of...

Evaluation of Rail Technology: A Practical Human Factors Guide

Anjum Naweed, Jillian Dorrian, Janette Rose, Chris Bearman
April 16, 2017

Rapid advancements in train control and in-cab technologies provide significant opportunities for rail operators to improve efficiency and enhance their operations. New technologies often provide elegant solutions to existing problems or new capabilities for the operator. However, new technologies...

Safety Cases and Safety Reports: Meaning, Motivation and Management

Richard Maguire
April 16, 2017

The safety case and its associated reports are quickly becoming not only a mechanism for achieving safety goals, but also a valuable decision-support asset, and a vital industrial liability management tool. Recent developments in industry have led to safety cases being frequently required as...

Safety Culture: Theory, Method and Improvement

Stian Antonsen
April 16, 2017

The aim of this book is to show how a cultural approach can contribute to the assessment, description and improvement of safety conditions in organizations. The relationship between organizational culture and safety, epitomized through the concept of 'safety culture', has undoubtedly become one of...

Performance Under Stress

James L. Szalma, Peter A. Hancock
April 16, 2017

The world is a dangerous place and recent events have served to make it less safe. There are many arenas of conflict and even combat across the world. Such situations are the quintessential expression of stress; you stand in imminent danger and live with the knowledge that you may be attacked,...

Understanding Human Error in Mine Safety

Geoff Simpson, Tim Horberry
March 31, 2017

The consideration of human factors issues is vital to the mining industry. As in other safety-critical domains, human performance problems constitute a significant threat to system safety, making the study of human factors an important field for improving safety in mining operations. The primary...

Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors: Crossing the Borders of Medical, Aviation, Road and Rail Industries

José M. Anca Jr
March 31, 2017

Safety management and human factors disciplines are often regarded as subjective and nebulous. This perhaps stems from a variety of, sometimes disparate, activities in the realms of education, industry and research. Aviation is one of the safety-critical industries that has led the development of...

A Socio-cultural Perspective on Patient Safety

Justin Waring, Emma Rowley
March 31, 2017

This edited volume of original chapters brings together researchers from around the world who are exploring the facets of health care organization and delivery that are sometimes marginal to mainstream patient safety theories and methodologies but offer important insights into the socio-cultural...

Mechanisms in the Chain of Safety: Research and Operational Experiences in Aviation Psychology

Teresa C. D'Oliveira, Alex de Voogt
March 31, 2017

How should we organize our selection or training procedures? In what way can a flight crew mediate problems? How are we to understand reported errors? Mechanisms in the Chain of Safety presents recent findings in aviation psychology, bringing fresh insights to such questions. Aviation...

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