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Some special themes  

  • Where are accident problems greatest? (Section 1.3)
  • Terminology - the meanings of words have shifted over time (Section 3.4)
  • Evaluation - discussion of various approaches, especially the pros and cons of the Risk Matrix (Chapter 5 and Section 15.4)
  • Fault Trees  - how inexact relationships can be handled (Informal Fault Trees) (Section 10.5)
  • Framework and methodological overview for accident investigations (Sections 3.5 and 15.3)


About the author

Lars Harms-Ringdahl has been engaged in safety as a researcher, consultant and teacher for many years. He works at the Institute for Risk Management and Safety Analysis in Stockholm, and has been professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and at Karlstad University, Sweden.

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1 Accidents in a systems perspective
2 Safety work and accident prevention
3 A framework for safety analysis
4 A brief summary of methods
5 Evaluation of risks and systems
6 Energy Analysis
7 Direct Hazard Analysis
8 Deviation Analysis
9 Hazop

10 Fault Tree Analysis
11 Barriers and safety functions
12 Some further methods
13 Methods for event analysis
14 Planning and implementation
15 Choice and summary of methods
16 Examples of safety analysis
17 Concluding remarks
18 References
19 Index