Reports at IRS 

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Updated: 2013-09-24
Most of the results from IRS are published in Swedish, but several reports are also written in English. Some examples are:

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  Guide to safety analysis for accident prevention. Published by IRS Riskhantering AB 2013 / 348
Guidelines for Safety Investigations of Accidents. Developed by a project group at ESReDA. 2009 / 77
Dimensions in safety indicators. Safety Science 47 (2009) pp 481-482 2009 / 3
Analysis of safety functions and barriers in accidents. Safety Science 47 (2009) pp 353–363 2009 / 20
Relationships between accident investigations, risk analysis, and safety management. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 111 (2004) pp 13-19 2004 / 7
Analysing Safety Functions and Barriers – Experiences from Different Industrial Sectors. Proceedings of ESREL 2004. 2004 / 10
Safety Functions in Railways - a Structural Analysis of Safety Rules.
Proceedings of ESREL 2004
2004 / 6
Swedish case study -Safety Rule Management in Railways. Contribution to WP2.8 of SAMRAIL. IRS report. 2004 / 21

Assessing safety functions – results from a case study at an industrial workplace. Safety Science, Vol. 41, Issue 8, pp 701-720. 2003 / 20

Investigation of barriers and safety functions related to accidents. Procedings ESREL 2003.
2003 / 8

Safety analysis - Principles and practice in occupational safety. Book published by Francis & Taylor, a second extended edition.

2001 / 320

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Alternative approaches to risk evaluation. Proceedings of Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, 2001.

2001 / 8

pdf 57k

Safety management at small workplaces - on dissemination and use of information. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention. Spain, 2000.

2000 / 7

pdf 82 k

Safety, health and environment in small process plants – results from a European survey. Journal of Safety Research, vol. 31, no 2 pp. 71-80, 2000. (From the SPASE project)

2000 / 10

pdf 62k

Assessment of safety functions at an industrial workplace - a case study. Procedings ESREL 2000.

2000 / 6

pdf 41k

On the modelling and characterisation of safety functions. Proceedings ESREL'99. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1459-1462.

1999 / 4

pdf 346k

Co-operative Nordic risk research - Project report

1999 / 71


Safety barriers and safety functions - a comparison of different applications. Proceedings Society for Risk Analysis - Europe, 1998

1998 / 3


Integrated Safety Management in Industry - a Survey of Nordic research. Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 / 280


Safety management - an essential Nordic research area. Nordic Labour Journal 2 / 1997.

1997 / 3


Safety, Health and Environment issues in small European chemical plants. Report from the SPASE project

1997 / 185


Quality of risk management - an evaluation problem. In Renn, O. (ed.) Risk Analysis and Management in a Global Economy.1997

1997 / 10


Approaches to accident prevention - a comparative study of eleven Swedish authorities. Safety Science, vol. 21, 1995.

1995 / 12


On criteria for assessing the quality of safety and health management. Proceedings ESREL '95.

1995 / 10


    Relationships between accident investigations, risk analysis, and safety management.
Harms-Ringdahl L 2004.  Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 111 (pp 13-19) 2004.
Abstract  Several different approaches to achieve safety are in common use, and examples are Accident investigations, Risk analysis, and Safety management systems. The meaning of these concepts and their practical applications vary quite a lot, which might cause confusion. A summary of definitions is presented. A general comparison is made of application areas and methodology. A proposal is made how to indicate parameters of variation. At one end of the scale there are organisations, which are highly organised in respect to safety. At the other end are small companies with informal safety routines.

Although the three concepts differ in a number of respects, there are many links between them which is illustrated in a model. A number of relations have been described mainly concerned with more advanced organisations. Behind the practical safety work, there are varying sets of more or less explicit explanations and theories on safety and accident causation. Depending on the theory applied, the relations between approaches can be more or less clear and essential.

Safety management at small workplaces - on dissemination and use of information
Harms-Ringdahl L. Proceedings 1st International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention. (7 pp) 2000.
The focus is on support material to improve the working conditions at small workplaces. Theory, example and recommendations are given. A short summary is available as well as the full report.