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Author Leveson, Nancy.

Title Engineering a safer world : systems thinking applied to safety / Nancy G. Leveson.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Engineering systems
Engineering systems.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foundations -- STAMP : an accident model based on systems theory -- Using STAMP.
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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Subject Industrial safety.
System safety.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Health & Safety.
Industrial safety. (OCoLC)fst00971664
System safety. (OCoLC)fst01141421
Indexed Term ENGINEERING/General
ENGINEERING/Systems Science & Engineering
Other Form: Print version: Leveson, Nancy. Engineering a safer world. Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2012 9780262016629 (DLC) 2011014046 (OCoLC)719429220
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