Pre-Accident Investigations

Better Questions - An Applied Approach to Operational Learning

Author: Todd Conklin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315356422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

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Pre-Accident Investigations: Better Questions - An Applied Approach to Operational Learning challenges safety and reliability professionals to get better answers by asking better questions. A provocative examination of human performance and safety management, the book delivers a thought-provoking discourse about how we work, and defines a new approach to operational learning. This is not a book about traditional safety. This is a book about creating "real" safety in your organization. In order to predict incidents before they happen, an organization should first understand how their processes can result in failure. Instead of managing the outcomes, they must learn to manage and understand the processes used to create them. Ideal for use in safety, human performance, psychology, cognitive and decision making, systems engineering, and risk assessment areas, this book equips the safety professional with the tools, steps, and models of success needed to create long-term value and change from safety programs.

UK Deepwater Drilling

Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Energy and Climate Change Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215555793

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 1987


On 20 April 2010, a blowout of BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico led to the deaths of 11 workers on Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and the release of an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil. The European Commission called for a moratorium but the UK government decided its regulatory controls were fit for purpose. However a full review of the oil and gas environmental regulatory regime would be undertaken. The Committee believes that the UK has high regulatory standards - as exemplified by the Safety Case regime that was set up in response to the 1988 Piper Alpha tragedy in 1988. The blowout in the Gulf of Mexico could have been prevented if the last-line of defence - the blind shear ram on the blowout preventer had activated and crushed the drill pipe. Given the importance of this equipment the committee recommends prescribing specifically that blowout preventers should have two blind shear rams and that simple, potential failures mustn't be left unchecked. The Committee also recommends that the Bly report conclusions, BP's internal investigation, be considered alongside observations of other companies involved. They believe that should an oil spill resulting from drilling activities occur in the UK there needs to be an absolute clarity as to the identity of the responsible party, and that liability legislation needs to ensure prompt compensation. They conclude that any calls for increased oversight of the UK offshore industry should be rejected in favour of multilateral approaches to regulation and oil spill response

Operations Management

Author: Nigel Slack,Stuart Chambers,Robert Johnston

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273708476

Category: Johnston, Robert

Page: 728

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This text presents both a logical path through the activities of operations management and an understanding of the strategic context in which operations managers work. It features worked examples of techniques discussed in the text.


Author: United States. Merchant Marine Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merchant marine

Page: N.A

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Strauss and Mayer’s Emergency Department Management

Author: Robert W. Strauss,Thom A. Mayer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071762396

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 8597


Offers a real-world, pragmatic guide designed to help emergency department managers efficiently which handle the many complex issues that arise in this challenging clinical environment. This title delivers practical solutions to virtually any problem that may arise in running an emergency department or acute care center.