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dc.contributor.authorLeveson, Nancy G.
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2019-01-17 23:55
dc.date.submitted2018-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-01-21 11:15:42
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:58:03Z
dc.identifier1004042
dc.identifierOCN: 1100491410
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/26043
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33204
dc.description.abstractA new approach to safety, based on systems thinking, that is more effective, less costly, and easier to use than current techniques.Engineering has experienced a technological revolution, but the basic engineering techniques applied in safety and reliability engineering, created in a simpler, analog world, have changed very little over the years. In this groundbreaking book, Nancy Leveson proposes a new approach to safety—more suited to today's complex, sociotechnical, software-intensive world—based on modern systems thinking and systems theory. Revisiting and updating ideas pioneered by 1950s aerospace engineers in their System Safety concept, and testing her new model extensively on real-world examples, Leveson has created a new approach to safety that is more effective, less expensive, and easier to use than current techniques.Arguing that traditional models of causality are inadequate, Leveson presents a new, extended model of causation (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes, or STAMP), then shows how the new model can be used to create techniques for system safety engineering, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, system design, safety in operations, and management of safety-critical systems. She applies the new techniques to real-world events including the friendly-fire loss of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter in the first Gulf War; the Vioxx recall; the U.S. Navy SUBSAFE program; and the bacterial contamination of a public water supply in a Canadian town. Leveson's approach is relevant even beyond safety engineering, offering techniques for “reengineering” any large sociotechnical system to improve safety and manage risk.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEngineering Systems
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GP Research & information: general::GPF Information theory::GPFC Cybernetics & systems theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TB Technology: general issues::TBR Intermediate technology
dc.subject.othercybernetics
dc.subject.othersafety
dc.titleEngineering a Safer World
dc.title.alternativeSystems Thinking Applied to Safety
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameThe MIT Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://mitpress.mit.edu/mit-press-open
oapen.relation.isbn9780262533690
oapen.pages560
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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