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Disastrous decisions : the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout, Andrew Hopkins

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Disastrous decisions : the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout
Title
Disastrous decisions
Title remainder
the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hopkins
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Disastrous Decisions: The Human and Organisational Causes of the Gulf of Mexico Blowout takes the reader into the realm of human and organisational factors that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. This event resulted in the loss of 11 lives in the explosions and fire, the sinking of the rig and untold damage to the environment and to the livelihood of Gulf residents. It is important to know what people did, but even more important to know why they did it, so this book attempts to "get inside the heads" of decision-makers and understand how they themselves understood the situations they were in. It also seeks to discover what it was in their organisational environment that encouraged them to think and act as they did. Professor Andrew Hopkins is an internationally-renowned presenter, author and consultant in the field of industrial safety and accident analysis. Professor Hopkins has been awarded a prize by the European Process Safety Centre for "extraordinary contribution to process safety", the first time this has been awarded outside of Europe ..."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7269.P42
LC item number
M614 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decision making
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Oil spills
  • Industrial accidents
  • Environmental disasters
  • Emergency management
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010
  • BP (Firm)
Label
Disastrous decisions : the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout, Andrew Hopkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Tunnel vision engineering -- Confirmation bias: the well integrity test -- Falling dominos: the failure of defence-in-depth -- Meaning of safety -- Choosing the right measures and making them matter -- Organisational structure -- Learning -- Management walk-arounds -- Regulation -- Some popular accounts of the Macondo accident -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Decision tree -- Appendix 2. BP risk matrix
Control code
ocn782132052
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 194 p.
Isbn
9781921948770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Disastrous decisions : the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout, Andrew Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Tunnel vision engineering -- Confirmation bias: the well integrity test -- Falling dominos: the failure of defence-in-depth -- Meaning of safety -- Choosing the right measures and making them matter -- Organisational structure -- Learning -- Management walk-arounds -- Regulation -- Some popular accounts of the Macondo accident -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Decision tree -- Appendix 2. BP risk matrix
Control code
ocn782132052
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 194 p.
Isbn
9781921948770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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