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The Resource Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety, Nancy G. Leveson, (electronic book)

Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety, Nancy G. Leveson, (electronic book)

Label
Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety
Title
Engineering a safer world
Title remainder
systems thinking applied to safety
Statement of responsibility
Nancy G. Leveson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Engineering has experienced a technological revolution, but the basic engineeringtechniques applied in safety and reliability engineering, created in a simpler, analog world, havechanged very little over the years. In this groundbreaking book, Nancy Leveson proposes a newapproach to safety--more suited to today's complex, sociotechnical, software-intensive world--basedon modern systems thinking and systems theory. Revisiting and updating ideas pioneered by 1950saerospace engineers in their System Safety concept, and testing her new model extensively onreal-world examples, Leveson has created a new approach to safety that is more effective, lessexpensive, and easier to use than current techniques. Arguing that traditional models of causalityare inadequate, Leveson presents a new, extended model of causation (Systems-Theoretic AccidentModel and Processes, or STAMP), then then shows how the new model can be used to create techniquesfor system safety engineering, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, system design, safetyin operations, and management of safety-critical systems. She applies the new techniques toreal-world events including the friendly-fire loss of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter in the first GulfWar; the Vioxx recall; the U.S. Navy SUBSAFE program; and the bacterial contamination of a publicwater supply in a Canadian town. Leveson's approach is relevant even beyond safety engineering, offering techniques for "reengineering" any large sociotechnical system to improve safetyand manage risk
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Leveson, Nancy
Dewey number
620.8/6
Index
index present
LC call number
T55
LC item number
.L466 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Engineering systems
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  • Industrial safety
  • System safety
Label
Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety, Nancy G. Leveson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foundations -- STAMP : an accident model based on systems theory -- Using STAMP
Control code
EBC3339365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 534 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780262016629
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety, Nancy G. Leveson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foundations -- STAMP : an accident model based on systems theory -- Using STAMP
Control code
EBC3339365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 534 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780262016629
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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