Risk Assessment : Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This book provides a resource that leads the reader through a risk assessment and shows them the proper tools to be used at the various steps in the process. This book also provides students studying safety and risk assessment a resource that assists them in understanding the various risk assessment tools. The book provides readers with a toolbox of techniques that can be used to aid them in analyzing conceptual designs, completed designs, procedures and operational risk. The approach to the book is analogous to a toolkit. The user locates the tool that best fits the risk assessment task they are performing. The chapters of the book progress from the concept of risk, through the simple risk assessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques. In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents them in a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particular situation. Each chapter, where applicable, presents the technique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it is used. Case studies are provided so that the reader can see complete examples that demonstrate how each of the techniques can be used in analyzing a range of scenarios. Topics Include: Primer on Probability and Statistics, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Tree Analysis Techniques, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and Use of PRA Software, Vulnerability Analysis Techniques, and others. Finally the book contains a download that has copies of worksheets and other materials that can be used during risk assessment procedures

Author Biography

Lee T. Ostrom, PhD, has worked in the fields of risk assessment, industrial safety, ergonomics, and human factors for over thirty years. A Certified Professional Ergonomist and Certified Safety Professional, he has been an assistant professor and degree coordinator for the industrial technology degree program at the University of Idaho. He is the author of Creating the Ergonomically Sound Workplace.

Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen is an assistant professor at APUS/AMU and consults with NASA Ames in the area of aviation inspection. In her thirty year career, she has conducted hundreds of ergonomic assessments and risk assessments from offices to nuclear hot cells. She has a master's of science in industrial technology from the University of Idaho and is currently a PhD.ABD.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Risk Assessment
Risk Perception
Risks and Consequences
Ecological Risk Assessment
Task Analysis Techniques
Preliminary Hazards Analysis
Primer on Probability and Statistics
Developing Probabilities
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Human Reliability Analyses
Critical Incident Technique
Event Tree and Decision Tree Analysis
Critical Function Analysis
Basic Fault Tree Analysis Technique
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Used in Risk Assessment
Vulnerability Analysis Technique
Developing Risk Model for Aviation Inspection and Maintenance Tasks
Risk Assessment and Community Planning
Risk of an Epidemic
Process Plant Risk Assessment Example
Industry Specific Case Studies
Restaurant Risk Assessment Case Study
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