Guide for Making Acute Risk Decisions

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This book presents a guidance on a large range of decision aids for risk analysts and decision makers in industry so that vital decisions can be made in a more consistent, logical, and rigorous manner. It provide good industry practices on how risk decision making is conducted in the chemical industry from many risk information sources as well as all the elements that need to be addressed to ensure good decisions are being made.

Topics Include: Identifying Risk Decisions, A Risk Decision Strategy for Process Safety, Case Studies in Risk Decision Making Failures, Guidance on Selecting Decision Aids, Templates for Decision Making in Risk-Based Process Safety, Understanding Process Hazards & Worst Possible Consequences, Management of Change as an Exercise in Risk Identification, Inherently Safer Design as an Exercise in Risk Tradeoff Analysis, Using LOPA and Risk Matrices in Risk Decisions, Using CPQRA and Safety Risk Criteria in Risk Decisions, Group Decision Making, Avoiding Decision Traps, Documentation of Process Safety Risk Decisions
 

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Contents

Contents
xi
Glossary
xix
Acknowledgements
xxxi
Key Concepts in Risk Management
47
Understanding Process Hazards Consequences and Risks
63
Risk Decisions and Strategies
79
Decision Making
95
Potential Decision Traps
117
Management of Change
139
Using LOPA and Risk Matrices in Risk Decisions
151
Using QRA and Safety Risk Criteria in Risk Decisions
173
Decision Implementation
197
Summary and Lessons
203
References
211
Index
219
Copyright

Inherently Safer Design
131

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The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) was founded in 1985 to develop technology and management practices that mitigate or eliminate chemical process accidents. Since that time, CCPS has published more than 100 books and held dozens of international conferences, each representing the most advanced thinking in process safety. CCPS is supported by the contributions and voluntary participation of more than 160 companies globally. CCPS is also the world's largest provider of undergraduate engineering curriculum materials through its SACHE program, with more than 160 universities around the world participating.

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