Failure to Learn

The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster

Author: Andrew Hopkins

Publisher: CCH Australia Limited

ISBN: 1921322446

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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It Should Never Happen Again

The Failure of Inquiries and Commissions to Enhance Risk Governance

Author: Dr Mike Lauder

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472413873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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In It Should Never Happen Again, Dr Mike Lauder questions the value of public inquiries. Every day, we hear about another inquiry being set up, or why the last one failed to deliver the hoped for outcomes. A great deal of time and taxpayers’ money is spent on inquiries and even more on implementing their recommendations, but the author suggests that those conducting inquiries might be considered (by their own test) criminally negligent in the way they do so and that it is no surprise that they do not lead to the learning they should. The focus of Mike Lauder’s research is the gaps between what is known, what knowledge is used by practitioners and those who judge them. He contends that the difference between the judicial perspective and that of practitioners who are judged by the inquiry process creates barriers that impede others from learning. Crucially, inquiry outcomes do not assist the leadership of organisations to improve risk governance. It Should Never Happen Again is based on research into high profile public inquiries and presidential commissions in the UK, the USA, Continental Europe, and elsewhere. Embracing issues ranging from terrorist attacks to pollution, fire and air disasters; criminal cases; banking and bribery scandals; and the state of public services, Mike Lauder contrasts the judicial perspective of those who inquire, the academic perspective of those who know and the practical perspective of those who are required to act, and offers new models for understanding risk and its governance.
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Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control

Author: Frank Lees

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0123977827

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3776

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Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources
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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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Business & Professional Ethics

Author: Leonard J. Brooks,Paul Dunn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133708080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 744

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Delivering real-world examples of ethical issues in the workplace, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVES & ACCOUNTANTS, 6E, equips students with the strategies needed to make the most ethical decisions possible--no matter what the situation. By integrating the latest information on ethics and governance scandals, legal liability and professional accounting & audit issues, this text highlights the most recent ethical issues faced in today's business environment. The text examines the background and nature of the new stakeholder-supports an era of corporate and professional accountability and governance, offering valuable insights into the development of sound patterns of behavior on the part of directors, executives, and accountants. More than 80 current cases and key readings provide an interesting, challenging, and practical learning experience. Intriguing real-world situations equip students with an understanding of appropriate values, ethical pitfalls, applicable codes of conduct, and sound ethical reasons where codes do not apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Air & Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Air quality management

Page: N.A

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