Essential Questions in System Safety

Essential Questions in System Safety Author Terry L. Hardy
ISBN-10 0985399996
Release 2014-06-15
Pages 180
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Essential Questions in System Safety provides probing questions that should be asked by any organization building and operating complex systems. The questions in this book will assist decision makers in differentiating between effective and poor system safety and Process Safety Management efforts in order to make critical safety decisions. These questions should serve as a springboard to additional inquiries and evaluations by safety decision makers.



Software and System Safety

Software and System Safety Author Terry L. Hardy
ISBN-10 9781468574708
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 352
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System safety is a widely accepted management and engineering approach to analyze and address risks in complex systems in order to prevent accidents. Because software and computing systems are integral to most systems, software safety has become a critical component of an overall system safety effort. Software and System Safety discusses critical elements of the discipline of system safety and shows how software and computing systems fit in the system safety process. Software-specific aspects of the system safety process are addressed to show concerns common to complex systems. The many accidents and incidents presented in this book illustrate important lessons learned and show how software-related hazards can be misidentified, software risks can be improperly assessed, hazard controls may be misapplied, and software and system testing may not effectively verify that the risk had been reduced. The lessons learned come from a variety of industries and organizations, and include the author’s personal experience. The real-world lessons provided in this book can be used to improve existing software safety and system safety efforts, and can help when planning new system safety programs.



Computer Safety Reliability and Security

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security Author Andrea Bondavalli
ISBN-10 9783319105574
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 456
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 6 workshops co-located with SAFECOMP 2014, the 33rd International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, held in Florence, Italy, in September 2014. The 32 revised full and 10 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. They are complemented with 6 introduction to each of the workshops: Architecting Safety in Collaborative Mobile Systems, ASCoMS'14; ERCIM/EWICS/ARTEMIS Workshop on Dependable Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems and Systems-of-Systems, DECSoS'14; DEvelopment, Verification and VAlidation of cRiTical Systems, DEVVARTS'14; Integration of Safety and Security Engineering, ISSE'14; Reliability and Security Aspects for Critical Infrastructure Protection, ReSA4CI'14; Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems, SASSUR'14.



Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reaction Systems

Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reaction Systems Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9780470935378
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 192
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Batch reaction systems pose unique challenges to process safety managers because they do not operate in a steady state. The sequence of processing steps, and frequent start-ups and shutdowns, increase the possibility of human errors and equipment failures. And, since batch plants are often designed for shared use, frequent modification of piping and layout may occur, resulting in complex "management of change" issues. This book identifies the singular concerns of batch reaction systems—including potential sources of unsafe conditions—and provides a "how-to" guide for the practicing engineer in dealing with them by applying appropriate practices to prevent accidents.



The Four Essential Questions

The Four Essential Questions Author Beca Lewis
ISBN-10 9780980659559
Release 2011-05-01
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Use the comforting and inspiring messages of The Four Essential Questions to become your own life guide. Discover and eliminate useless, destructive perceptions and habits, and find freedom in your true spiritual nature and Unique Spiritual Blessing. Learn how to move through the chaos of daily life to your own place of inner peace and love. Get practical tools for dissolving material habits that keep you from your true spiritual nature. Feel the relief and joy of knowing that you can be free of all limiting habits and beliefs. Rediscover the Divine in all things, and have your own constant conversation with God.The tools and ideas found in this book have revealed heaven on earth to thousands of people and will do the same for you. WHAT READERS SAY: "The Four Essential Questions is a ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting book. Going well beyond the common view of those interested in improved living, it moves the reader to seriously re-commit themselves to their spiritual life. Humanhood is not spiritual life, and that distinction is well-made in Beca Lewis' insightful book. It could be read and used for inspiration, though its great contribution is transformation, which will occur when you read it slowly, reflect on it fully, and move forward only when you hear what Beca calls "the good voice." I believe this book can be the turning point for anyone wanting to do more than simply find a formula to get what is wanted. It will cause you to question everything...pun definitely intended. Read it!" - Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, Founder of Sow Peace International, author of Wrestling Rhinos: Conquering Conflicts In The Wilds Of Work"Beca Lewis has written a thoughtful and deeply felt spiritual guide to dissolving the material habits that keep us from our spiritual nature. It is a calming meditation that will help you move through the daily cacophony to a place of deep inner peace and love. Bravo, Beca! Thank you for this." - Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and Zero to Zillionaire"Beca Lewis has found a road map to navigate our mental highways, bringing resolution to what we desire in life: harmonious relationships, satisfying work and wealth, as well as spiritual enrichment. You will find the practical tools that will bring a sense of relief and joy to what you seek in your journey in this, her latest book, The Four Essential Questions" - David Keyston, Pres., Healing Unlimited (HealingUnlimited.com)ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beca Lewis' mission is to shift perceptions to Spiritual Reality with an eye to provable and practical application. The Four Essential Questions takes its place among her other books as an inspiring guide to show us the way out of limitation and into the abundance and grace of the Divine.



Handbook of Marketing and Society

Handbook of Marketing and Society Author Paul N. Bloom
ISBN-10 0761916261
Release 2001
Pages 543
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Marketing scholars have a long history of conducting research on how marketing affects the welfare of society. A significant body of knowledge has developed to look beyond marketing's impact on the corporate bottom line towards the affects of marketing on consumer sovereignty, public health, economic growth, and other aspect of societal welfare. The large and growing amount of research has become fragmented and diverse. There is a need for a volume to pull all of this research together to facilitate the assessment of what we have learned and what we need to study further. This volume fills that need! Handbook of Marketing and Society presents the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of scholarly research on how marketing affects societal welfare. Drawing on the talents of a distinguished group of contributors, the editors have assembled key reviews, analyses, and perspectives on a broad range of research topics including deceptive advertising, warning labels, trademark infringement, antitrust enforcement, environmental labels, privacy protection, social marketing, and corporate societal marketing. An unifying model is presented in the introduction that illustrates the linkage of marketing knowledge, marketing decisions, and societal welfare. Each chapter covers, in a purposeful way, a different link or path through which marketing can affect societal welfare. Future research needs are identified in each chapter in order to help focus marketing thinking and marketing practice serve society more effectively. Academics, graduate students, and others interested in marketing's role in society will find this a valuable resource and an excellent guidebook for future research.



Reliability and Risk Issues in Large Scale Safety critical Digital Control Systems

Reliability and Risk Issues in Large Scale Safety critical Digital Control Systems Author Poong-Hyun Seong
ISBN-10 9781848003835
Release 2008-11-25
Pages 304
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“Reliability and Risk Issues in Large Scale Safety-critical Digital Control Systems” provides a comprehensive coverage of reliability issues and their corresponding countermeasures in the field of large-scale digital control systems, from the hardware and software in digital systems to the human operators who supervise the overall process of large-scale systems. Unlike other books which examine theories and issues in individual fields, this book reviews important problems and countermeasures across the fields of software reliability, software verification and validation, digital systems, human factors engineering and human reliability analysis. Divided into four sections dealing with software reliability, digital system reliability, human reliability and human operators in large-scale digital systems, the book offers insights from professional researchers in each specialized field in a diverse yet unified approach.



Computer Safety Reliability and Security

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security Author Maritta Heisel
ISBN-10 9783540231769
Release 2004-09-09
Pages 344
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Theimportanceofsafetyandsecurityisgrowingsteadily.Safetyisaqualityc- racteristic that traditionally has been considered to be important in embedded systems, and security is usually an essential property in business applications. There is certainly a tendency to use software-based solutions in safety-critical applications domains, which increases the importance of safety engineering te- niques. These include modelling and analysis techniques as well as appropriate processes and tools. And it is surely correct that the amount of con?dential data that require protection from unauthorized access is growing. Therefore, security is very important. On the one hand, the traditional motivations for addressing safety and security still exist, and their relevance has improved. On the other hand, safety and security requirements occur increasingly in the same system. At present, many software-based systems interact with technical equipment and they communicate, e.g., with users and other systems. Future systems will more and more interact with many other entities (technical systems, people, the en- ronment). In this situation, security problems may cause safety-related failures. It is thus necessary to address safety and security. It is furthermore required to take into account the interactions between these two properties.



Risk Reliability and Safety Innovating Theory and Practice

Risk  Reliability and Safety  Innovating Theory and Practice Author Lesley Walls
ISBN-10 9781315349169
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 520
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The safe and reliable performance of many systems with which we interact daily has been achieved through the analysis and management of risk. From complex infrastructures to consumer durables, from engineering systems and technologies used in transportation, health, energy, chemical, oil, gas, aerospace, maritime, defence and other sectors, the management of risk during design, manufacture, operation and decommissioning is vital. Methods and models to support risk-informed decision-making are well established but are continually challenged by technology innovations, increasing interdependencies, and changes in societal expectations. Risk, Reliability and Safety contains papers describing innovations in theory and practice contributed to the scientific programme of the European Safety and Reliability conference (ESREL 2016), held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland (25—29 September 2016). Authors include scientists, academics, practitioners, regulators and other key individuals with expertise and experience relevant to specific areas. Papers include domain specific applications as well as general modelling methods. Papers cover evaluation of contemporary solutions, exploration of future challenges, and exposition of concepts, methods and processes. Topics include human factors, occupational health and safety, dynamic and systems reliability modelling, maintenance optimisation, uncertainty analysis, resilience assessment, risk and crisis management.



System Safety for the 21st Century

System Safety for the 21st Century Author Richard A. Stephans
ISBN-10 9781118591529
Release 2012-11-30
Pages 416
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Summarizes the current state of "front-end" risk-control techniques Many approaches to risk control are possible. However, only through careful reading, evaluation, and study can one make the best choice of a practical philosophy for a system safety program. The goal is to apply the best scientific and engineering principles in the best way, resulting in the soundest and safest possible system. System Safety for the 21st Century provides in-depth coverage of this specialized discipline within the safety profession. Written for both technical and nontechnical reference, this clearly organized text serves as a resource for both students and practitioners. It gives basic and essential information about the identification, evaluation, analysis, and control of hazards in components, systems, subsystems, processes, and facilities. Integrating the changes to the field that have occurred since publication of the first edition, this revised and expanded resource offers: * Logical progression from basics to techniques to applications * New focus on process safety not found in other texts * A new and unique section on professionalism for system safety and other safety practitioners * Presentation of both system safety scope and essentials * Consistent chapter format for easy learning includes an introduction and summary for each chapter * Review questions reinforcing important points * A combination of basis requirements with practical experience * Information on selected techniques to assess hazards and provide management oversight * An updated section on protecting against external events in the light of the global terrorist threat * Critiques of existing systems, including those of the Department of Defense and the * Department of Energy Relevant to industry, academia, and government, System Safety for the 21st Century is an essential resource for anyone studying or implementing proactive hazard identification and risk control techniques and procedures.



Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals

Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals Author Joy A. Cavagnaro
ISBN-10 9781118679388
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 1064
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"The goal is to provide a comprehensive reference book for the preclinicaldiscovery and development scientist whose responsibilities span target identification, lead candidate selection, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and toxicology, and for regulatory scientists whose responsibilities include the evaluation of novel therapies." —From the Afterword by Anthony D. Dayan Proper preclinical safety evaluation can improve the predictive value, lessen the time and cost of launching new biopharmaceuticals, and speed potentially lifesaving drugs to market. This guide covers topics ranging from lead candidate selection to establishing proof of concept and toxicity testing to the selection of the first human doses. With chapters contributed by experts in their specific areas, Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals: A Science-Based Approach to Facilitating Clinical Trials: Includes an overview of biopharmaceuticals with information on regulation and methods of production Discusses the principles of ICH S6 and their implementation in the U.S., Europe, and Japan Covers current practices in preclinical development and includes a comparison of safety assessments for small molecules with those for biopharmaceuticals Addresses all aspects of the preclinical evaluation process, including: the selection of relevant species; safety/toxicity endpoints; specific considerations based upon class; and practical considerations in the design, implementation, and analysis of biopharmaceuticals Covers transitioning from preclinical development to clinical trials This is a hands-on, straightforward reference for professionals involved in preclinical drug development, including scientists, toxicologists, project managers, consultants, and regulatory personnel.



Computer Safety Reliability and Security

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security Author Francesca Saglietti
ISBN-10 9783540751007
Release 2007-09-12
Pages 548
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2007. The 33 revised full papers and 16 short papers are organized in topical sections on safety cases, impact of security on safety, fault tree analysis, safety analysis, security aspects, verification and validation, platform reliability, reliability evaluation, formal methods, static code analysis, safety-related architectures.



Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium Washington D C May 30 31 1973

Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium  Washington  D C   May 30   31  1973 Author United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Office of Operating Systems Research
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002940081
Release 1973*
Pages 375
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Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium Washington D C May 30 31 1973 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium Washington D C May 30 31 1973 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vehicle Safety Research Integration Symposium Washington D C May 30 31 1973 book for free.



Handbook of School Violence and School Safety

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety Author Shane Jimerson
ISBN-10 9781136898273
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 672
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The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice has become the premier resource for educational and mental health professionals and policymakers seeking to implement effective prevention and intervention programs that reduce school violence and promote safe and effective schools. It covers the full range of school violence and safety topics from harassment and bullying to promoting safe, secure, and peaceful schools. It also examines existing school safety programs and includes the multi-disciplinary research and theories that guide them. Examinations of current issues and projections of future research and practice are embedded within each chapter. This volume maps the boundaries of this rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field of study. Key features include... Comprehensive Coverage – The chapters are divided into three parts: Foundations; Assessment and Measurement; Prevention and Intervention Programs. Together they provide a comprehensive review of what is known about the types, causes, and effects of school violence and the most effective intervention programs that have been developed to prevent violence and promote safe and thriving school climates. Evidence-based Practice – Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach to prevention and intervention, the focus throughout is on the application of evidence-based practice to address factors most commonly associated with school violence and safety. Implications for Practice – Each chapter bridges the research-to-practice gap, with a section delineating implications for practice of the foregoing research. Chapter Structure – To ensure continuity and coherence across the book, each chapter begins with a brief abstract and ends with a table showing the implications for practice. International Focus – Acknowledging the fact that school violence and safety is a global concern, this edition has increased its focus on insights learned from cross-national research and practice outside the USA. Expertise – The editors and authors are experienced researchers, teachers, practitioners, and leaders in the school violence field, their expertise includes their breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, bridging research, policy, and practice and representing a variety of international organizations studying school violence around the world.



Context Sensitive Health Informatics Human and Sociotechnical Approaches

Context Sensitive Health Informatics  Human and Sociotechnical Approaches Author M.-C. Beuscart-Zéphir
ISBN-10 9781614992936
Release 2013-09-04
Pages 224
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Healthcare information technologies are now routinely deployed in a variety of healthcare contexts. These contexts differ widely, but the smooth integration of IT systems is crucial, so the design, implementation, and evaluation of safe, effective, efficient and easy to adopt health informatics involves careful consideration of both human and organizational factors. This book presents the proceedings of the Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) conference, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is human and sociotechnical approaches. The Human Factors approach is distinctly design-driven and aims to optimize performance, safety and users’ sense of well-being associated with their use of a system through the application of user-centered systems design and evaluation. The papers and presentations included here are grouped under the topics: patients and IT; usability test and evaluation; work tasks and related contexts; human factors and simulation; and context and systems design, and outline theories and models for studying contextual issues and insights related to how health information technologies can be better designed to accommodate different healthcare contexts. Healthcare organizations, health policy makers and regulatory bodies globally are starting to acknowledge this essential role of human and organizational factors for safe and effective health information technology. This book will be of interest to all those involved in improving the quality of healthcare worldwide.



Developments in Risk based Approaches to Safety

Developments in Risk based Approaches to Safety Author Felix Redmill
ISBN-10 1846284473
Release 2007-12-28
Pages 292
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This book assembles papers presented at the 14th Annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK in February 2006. The papers address the most critical topics in the field of safety-critical systems. The focus, considered from various perspectives, is on recent developments in risk-based approaches. Subjects discussed include innovation in risk analysis, management risk, the safety case, software safety, language development and the creation of systems for complex control functions.



Engineering Methods and Tools for Software Safety and Security

Engineering Methods and Tools for Software Safety and Security Author M. Broy
ISBN-10 9781607504108
Release 2009-03-26
Pages 344
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As a consequence of the wide distribution of software and software infrastructure, information security and safety depend on the quality and excellent understanding of its functioning. Only if this functionality is guaranteed as safe, customer and information are protected against adversarial attacks and malfunction. A vast proportion of information exchange is dominated by computer systems. Due to the fact that technical systems are more or less interfaced with software systems, most information exchange is closely related to software and computer systems. Information safety and security of software systems depend on the quality and excellent understanding of its functioning. The last few years have shown a renewed interest in formally specifying and verifying software and its role in engineering methods. Within the last decade, interactive program verifiers have been applied to control software and other critical applications. Software model checking has made strides into industrial applications and a number of research tools for bug detection have been built using automatic program-verification technology. Such solutions are high-level programming methods which provide strategies to ensure information security in complex software systems by automatically verified correctness. Based on the specific needs in applications of software technology, models and formal methods must serve the needs and the quality of advanced software engineering methods. This book provides an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art topics on how to meet such challenges covering both theoretical foundations and industrial practice.