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Engineering Risk Management


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From the Contents: Preface: Is risk management only a matter of financial? Introduction to engineering and managing risks - ISO31000 - Hazards and risks - Risk perception - Objectives of engineering risk management (Risk Identification, Risk Analysis, Risk Handling, Risk Monitoring) - Management techniques Risk management principles - Introduction to risk management - Heinrich pyramid - Incident/accident - Risk modeling (static and dynamic) Risk evaluation and prioritization - PDCA (PlanDoCheckAct) concept, Deming wheel - Crisis management (example Katrina Hurricane) - High Reliability Organizations and systemic risks Risk diagnostic and analysis - Introduction to risk assessment techniques - HAZOP - FMECA - FTA / ETA - Risk matrix Risk treatment/reduction - Prevention - Protection - Precautionary principle - Risk mitigation; STOP (strategic, technical, operational and personal) principle - Risk recording - Risk management plan - Business continuity plan Event analysis - How and why analyzing accidents - Anatomy of an accident - The causal tree method - Examples Examples of practical implementation of engineering risk management - Chemistry field - Physical hazards (lasers, cryogenics, ..) - Emerging technologies (nanoparticles)

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Thierry Meyer, Ecole Polytechnique Federalede Lausanne, Switzerland; Genserik Reniers, University ofAntwerp, Belgium.

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