Failure to Learn

The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster

Author: Andrew Hopkins

Publisher: CCH Australia Limited

ISBN: 9781921322440

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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"This book discusses the causes of a major explosion at the Texas City Oil Refinery on March 23, 2005. The explosion killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. Failure to Learn also analyses the similarities between this event and the Longford Gas Plant explosion in Victoria in 1998."--Provided by publisher.
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Understanding the Model Work Health and Safety Act

Author: N.A

Publisher: CCH Australia Limited

ISBN: 1921593725

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 115

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This provides a succinct overview of the future changes to work health and safety laws in Australia. This plain English guide explains the reasons behind the harmonisation of the upcoming laws and processes in order to give a clear understanding of the expected changes and their implications. This overview has been designed for OHS professionals who need to be prepared ahead of the 2012 changes and face the challenge of applying this legislation to their business.
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Learning from Failures

Decision Analysis of Major Disasters

Author: Ashraf Labib

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124167306

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Learning from Failures provides techniques to explore the root causes of specific disasters and how we can learn from them. It focuses on a number of well-known case studies, including: the sinking of the Titanic; the BP Texas City incident; the Chernobyl disaster; the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia accident; the Bhopal disaster; and the Concorde accident. This title is an ideal teaching aid, informed by the author’s extensive teaching and practical experience and including a list of learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, detailed derivation, and many solved examples for modeling and decision analysis. This book discusses the value in applying different models as mental maps to analyze disasters. The analysis of these case studies helps to demonstrate how subjectivity that relies on opinions of experts can be turned into modeling approaches that can ensure repeatability and consistency of results. The book explains how the lessons learned by studying these individual cases can be applied to a wide range of industries. This work is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will also be useful for industry professionals who wish to avoid repeating mistakes that resulted in devastating consequences. Explores the root cause of disasters and various preventative measures Links theory with practice in regard to risk, safety, and reliability analyses Uses analytical techniques originating from reliability analysis of equipment failures, multiple criteria decision making, and artificial intelligence domains
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Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications

Author: Tomasz Nowakowski,Marek Mlynczak,Anna Jodejko-Pietruczuk,Sylwia Werbinska-Wojciechowska

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315736977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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Within the last fifty years the performance requirements for technical objects and systems were supplemented with: customer expectations (quality), abilities to prevent the loss of the object properties in operation time (reliability and maintainability), protection against the effects of undesirable events (safety and security) and the ability to
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Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011

The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Author: United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling,Etats-Unis. National commission on the BP deepwater horizon oil spill offshore drilling,National Comm on the Bp Deepwater Horizo

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 380

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"The explosion that tore through the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig last April 20, as the rig's crew completed drilling the exploratory Macondo well deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, began a human, economic, and environmental disaster. Eleven crew members died, and others were seriously injured, as fire engulfed and ultimately destroyed the rig. And, although the nation would not know the full scope of the disaster for weeks, the first of more than four million barrels of oil began gushing uncontrolled into the Gulf--threatening livelihoods, precious habitats, and even a unique way of life. A treasured American landscape, already battered and degraded from years of mismanagement, faced yet another blow as the oil spread and washed ashore. Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the nation was again transfixed, seemingly helpless, as this new tragedy unfolded in the Gulf. The costs from this one industrial accident are not yet fully counted, but it is already clear that the impacts on the region's natural systems and people were enormous, and that economic losses total tens of billions of dollars"--Page vi of online resource.
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The Handbook of Crisis Communication

Author: W. Timothy Coombs,Sherry J. Holladay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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Written as a tool for both researchers and communication managers, the Handbook of Crisis Communication is a comprehensive examination of the latest research, methods, and critical issues in crisis communication. Includes in-depth analyses of well-known case studies in crisis communication, from terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina Explores the key emerging areas of new technology and global crisis communication Provides a starting point for developing crisis communication as a distinctive field research rather than as a sub-discipline of public relations or corporate communication
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Case Studies in Organizational Communication

Ethical Perspectives and Practices

Author: Steve May

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483332756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers' awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.
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The BP Texas City disaster and worker safety

hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, March 22, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 53

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