How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

Covering leadership, safety programs, and risk management for organizations and individuals, this book helps in professional development, grooming current and future leaders to understand their roles in safety and risk management.

Author: Gregory Alston

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075463891X

Category: Transportation

Page: 115

View: 384

Safety is not easy, it is a full time effort, and is equally important whether people are on the job or on personal time. Covering leadership, safety programs, and risk management for organizations and individuals, this book helps in professional development, grooming current and future leaders to understand their roles in safety and risk management. The author establishes the importance of an organizational leader's role in the safety/risk management game and provides the answer to, 'How safe is safe enough?'.Often, managers at various levels do not have an understanding of what goes into a safety program, this book tells them, from an expert's view. Readership includes executives and middle management; all leaders as a professional development book and students. It is also a supplemental textbook for safety and risk management courses.
Categories: Transportation

How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

He establishes the importance of an organizational leader’s role in the safety/risk management game and provides the answer to, ’How safe is safe enough?’ Often, managers at various levels do not have an understanding of what goes ...

Author: Greg Alston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351930192

Category: Transportation

Page: 126

View: 408

Safety is not easy, it is a full time effort, and is equally important whether people are on the job or on personal time. If an organization is serious about mission success, it must take 'risk' seriously as well. Leaders need to be involved in the risk game at every turn, and understand the key elements (discussed throughout this book) that help them to win. Winning the risk game is what safety is all about. As in operational success, risk management requires the best human faculties to achieve victory; talent of organizational players and commitment from top leadership rule the day. The book covers leadership, safety programs, and risk management for organizations and individuals. It helps in professional development, grooming current and future leaders to understand their roles in safety and risk management. Central to the author’s message are: Seven truths of safety that the author discovered as a senior safety officer. Four roadblocks to achieving zero mishaps that must be aggressively addressed. Nine elements to risk reduction, with which leaders must become familiar. He establishes the importance of an organizational leader’s role in the safety/risk management game and provides the answer to, ’How safe is safe enough?’ Often, managers at various levels do not have an understanding of what goes into a safety program, this book tells them, from an expert's view. The readership includes: executives and middle management; all leaders as a professional development book and students. It is also a supplemental textbook for safety and risk management courses.
Categories: Transportation

How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000021862175

Category: Environmental risk assessment

Page: 356

View: 485

Categories: Environmental risk assessment

How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

Author: Bo Lindell

Publisher: National Council on Radiation

ISBN: UOM:39015011071878

Category: Health risk assessment.

Page: 62

View: 689

Categories: Health risk assessment.

Societal Risk Assessment

Societal Risk Assessment

This volume constitutes the papers and discussions from a symposium on "Societal Risk Assessment: How Safe is Safe Enough?" held at the General Motors Research Laboratories on October 8-9, 1979.

Author: General Motors. Symposium on societal risk assessment

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306405547

Category: Nature

Page: 363

View: 897

The Risks we run and the risks we "accept"; :Acceptability" with fixed resources; "Acceptability" in a democracy - who shall decide?; Directions and perspectives of societal risk assessment.
Categories: Nature

How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

Written in laymen’s language, How Safe Is Safe Enough? explores the realities of the risks that technology presents and the public’s perceptions of them.

Author: E. E. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781631440168

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 628

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language, How Safe Is Safe Enough? explores the realities of the risks that technology presents and the public’s perceptions of them. E. E. Lewis examines how these perceptions are reconciled with economic interests and risk assessors’ analyses in messy and often contentious political processes that determine acceptable levels of safety—levels that often depend more on the perceived nature of the risks than on the number of deaths or injuries that they cause. The author explains why things fail and why design necessitates tradeoffs between performance, cost, and safety. He details methods for identifying and eliminating design flaws and illustrates the consequences when they fail. Lewis examines faulty machine interfaces that cause disastrous human errors and highlights how cost cutting and maintenance neglect have led to catastrophic consequence. How Safe Is Safe Enough? explores how society determines adequate levels of safety, outlining the announcement and enforcement of safety regulations and addressing controversies surrounding cost-benefit analysis. The author argues that large regulatory effects stem from the public’s wide-ranging perceptions of three classes of accidents: the many everyday accidents causing one or two deaths at a time, rare disasters causing large loss of life, and toxic releases leading to uncertain future health risks. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima culminates the discussion, exemplifying the dichotomies faced in reconciling professional risk assessors’ statistical approaches with the citizenry’s fears and perceptions. For better or worse, technology permeates our lives, and much of it we don’t understand—how it works and what the chances are that it will fail dangerously. Such interest and concerns are at the heart of this authoritative, provocative analysis.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Societal Risk Assessment

Societal Risk Assessment

Author: General Motors. Symposium on societal risk assessment

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306405547

Category: Nature

Page: 363

View: 753

The Risks we run and the risks we "accept"; :Acceptability" with fixed resources; "Acceptability" in a democracy - who shall decide?; Directions and perspectives of societal risk assessment.
Categories: Nature

Engineering Decisions for Life Quality

Engineering Decisions for Life Quality

The ideas discussed within this book will be of interest to engineers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students; public health officials; and risk specialists.

Author: Jatin Nathwani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447125118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 289

Engineering Decisions for Life Quality: How Safe is Safe Enough? provides a foundation and a theoretical basis for managing risk to an acceptable level under the real-world constraint of limited resources. The focus is not on risks as such, but on what can be done to maximize the positive outcomes of risk in terms of improvements to the quality of life. The principal focus of Engineering Decisions for Life Quality: How Safe is Safe Enough? is on the development of guidance for establishing rational standards of practice. Standards should meet the requirement of utilizing resources to achieve the maximum net overall benefit to society within society’s capacity to commit such resources. The ideas discussed within this book will be of interest to engineers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students; public health officials; and risk specialists.
Categories: Business & Economics

How Safe Is Safe Enough

How Safe Is Safe Enough

Author: Philip G. Peters Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199748012

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 177

This book offers a comprehensive roadmap for determining when and how to regulate risky reproductive technologies on behalf of future children. First, it provides three benchmarks for determining whether a reproductive practice is harmful to the children it produces. This framework synthesizes and extends past efforts to make sense of our intuitive, but paradoxical, belief that reproductive choices can be both life-giving and harmful. Next, it recommends a process for reconciling the interests of future children with the reproductive liberty of prospective parents. The author rejects a blanket preference for either parental autonomy or child welfare and proposes instead a case-by-case inquiry that takes into account the nature and magnitude of the proposed restrictions on procreative liberty, the risk of harm to future children, and the context in which the issue arises. Finally, he applies this framework to four past and future medical treatments with above average risk, including cloning and genetic engineering. Drawing lessons from these case studies, Peters criticizes the current lack of regulatory oversight and recommends both more extensive pre-market testing and closer post-market monitoring of new reproductive technologies. His moderate, pragmatic approach will be widely appreciated.
Categories: Medical

Societal Risk Assessment

Societal Risk Assessment

The Risks we run and the risks we "accept"; :Acceptability" with fixed resources; "Acceptability" in a democracy - who shall decide?; Directions and perspectives of societal risk assessment.

Author: General Motors. Symposium on societal risk assessment

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306405547

Category: Nature

Page: 363

View: 499

The Risks we run and the risks we "accept"; :Acceptability" with fixed resources; "Acceptability" in a democracy - who shall decide?; Directions and perspectives of societal risk assessment.
Categories: Nature

How Safe is Safe Enough

How Safe is Safe Enough

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: 0160436044

Category: Environmental risk assessment

Page: 356

View: 648

Categories: Environmental risk assessment

Are We Safe Enough

Are We Safe Enough

The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk.

Author: Mark G. Stewart

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128114766

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 149

Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security explains how standard risk analytic and cost-benefit analysis can be applied to aviation security in systematic and easy-to-understand steps. The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk. It does so by describing the effectiveness, risk reduction and cost of each layer of aviation security, from policing and intelligence to checkpoint passenger screening to arming pilots on the flight deck. Quantifies the risks, costs and benefits of various aviation security methods, including policing, intelligence, PreCheck, checkpoint passenger screening, behavioral detection, air marshals and armed pilots Focuses on security measures that reduce costs without reducing security, including PreCheck, Federal Flight Deck Officer program and Installed Physical Secondary Barriers Features risk-reduction insights with global applications that are fully transparent, and fully explored through sensitivity analysis
Categories: Social Science

Canada s Critical Infrastructure

Canada s Critical Infrastructure

Our CI is dispersed yet interconnected, so applying any simple form of governance to protect it will not work. This is a unique policy and operational challenge not just for government, but also for all stakeholders.

Author: Andrew Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:795539231

Category: Infrastructure (Economics)

Page: 32

View: 279

Canada's critical infrastructure (CI) is massive, geographically dispersed, owned by many different players mostly within the private sector, and vulnerable. However, the degree to which that vulnerability transfers into actual risk varies and is clearly in question. Our CI is dispersed yet interconnected, so applying any simple form of governance to protect it will not work. This is a unique policy and operational challenge not just for government, but also for all stakeholders. It cannot be said that we have a fully protected CI, but it also cannot be said that we have one under active threat. What is missing is a cohesive and sustainable approach led by the federal government with a healthy recognition that such leadership cannot carry the full responsibility for either identifying threats and risks, or doing something about it. That responsibility lies in many hands.
Categories: Infrastructure (Economics)

Safe Enough

Safe Enough

"The focus on safety is a brilliant narrative choice that allows the text to quickly jump to the heart of many of the most contentious issues in nuclear power regulation and politics over the past fifty years.

Author: Thomas R. Wellock

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520381155

Category:

Page: 376

View: 405

"Published in 2021 by University of California Press in association with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)"--Title page verso.
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Safe Enough to Sell

Safe Enough to Sell

Author: Howard Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043665541

Category: Product safety

Page: 192

View: 720

Categories: Product safety

Safe Enough

Safe Enough

RAND researchers analyzed three approaches to assessing the safety of automated vehicles (AVs)--measurements, processes, and thresholds--and how they interact.

Author: Marjory S. Blumenthal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1977406033

Category:

Page: 142

View: 944

RAND researchers analyzed three approaches to assessing the safety of automated vehicles (AVs)--measurements, processes, and thresholds--and how they interact. Researchers also explored the elements of effective communications regarding AV safety.
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Safe Enough to Soar

Safe Enough to Soar

This book describes what constitutes a safe environment and the actions--by both leaders and team members--necessary to create collaborative, inclusive workplaces in which people feel safe enough to be their best selves.

Author: Fred Miller

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523098058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 537

Bestselling authors and renowned diversity consultants Fred Miller and Judith Katz bring their long-awaited new book that shows any manager or member of a team how to create safe environments for everyone in their company. Do you feel safe enough at work to share your ideas, thoughts, and experiences? Raise tough issues? Deal with conflicts? Do your best work? Many people feel unsafe in work interactions. They hold back, hesitate, and make themselves smaller out of fear of ridicule or retribution. The lack of safety is why new ideas and new people often have such a hard time succeeding in today's organizations, and directly contribute to why stress levels are so high. Many people have the skills they need to do their best work and the ideas to solve problems but lack the safety to apply them. This book describes what constitutes a safe environment and the actions--by both leaders and team members--necessary to create collaborative, inclusive workplaces in which people feel safe enough to be their best selves. Written in plain, everyday language, Safe Enough to Soar identifies the default mindsets and behaviors that create hostile work environments and block collaboration, engagement, partnership, and the acceptance of new ideas and new people. Expert authors Fred Miller and Judith Katz chart a simple, step-by-step process that will enable organization's individuals, work-groups, and teams to skip past the dysfunctional mire of defensiveness, micro-aggressions, cover-your-ass compromises, and judging, and launch them into the innovation-inspiring, collaboration-fostering zone of organizational bravery. When people feel safe enough to act and interact, they step up, speak up, and fully engage...and they and their organizations spread their wings and soar.
Categories: Business & Economics

Acceptable Risk

Acceptable Risk

The necessity of balancing risks and benefits impinges on most people's lives, and a broad audience will find this book thought-provoking and useful.

Author: Baruch Fischhoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521278929

Category: Psychology

Page: 185

View: 255

A framework for making decisions about risks, with recommendations for research, public policy, and practice.
Categories: Psychology