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- DescriptionFor Resilience Engineering, 'failure' is the result of the adaptations necessary to cope with the complexity of the real world, rather than a breakdown or malfunction. The performance of individuals and organizations must continually adjust to current conditions and, because resources and time are finite, such adjustments are always approximate. This definitive new book explores this groundbreaking new development in safety and risk management, where 'success' is based on the ability of organizations, groups and individuals to anticipate the changing shape of risk before failures and harm occur. Featuring contributions from many of the worlds leading figures in the fields of human factors and safety, Resilience Engineering provides thought-provoking insights into system safety as an aggregate of its various components, subsystems, software, organizations, human behaviours, and the way in which they interact. The book provides an introduction to Resilience Engineering of systems, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects. It is written for those responsible for system safety on managerial or operational levels alike, including safety managers and engineers (line and maintenance), security experts, risk and safety consultants, human factors professionals and accident investigators.
- Author BiographyErik Hollnagel became Industrial Safety Chair at MINES ParisTech, France, in 2006, after having been Professor of Human-Machine Interaction at LinkA ping University, Sweden, since 1999. He is an internationally recognised specialist in the fields of industrial safety, human reliability analysis, cognitive systems engineering, and complex human-machine systems and author of more than 350 publications including 12 books. David D. Woods is Professor at the Institute for Ergonomics, Ohio State University, USA, and Past-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He currently serves on a National Academy of Engineering/Institute of Medicine Study Panel to improve healthcare systems and on a National Research Council panel on research to define the future of the national air transportation system. Nancy Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. She works in the areas of system safety, human-computer interaction and software engineering, in a variety of industries including nuclear power, space systems, aviation, medical devices and transportation.
- Author(s)David D. Woods
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication19/09/2006
- SubjectIndustrial Studies: General
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 48 b&w illustrations
- Weight776 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byNancy G. Leveson,Professor Erik Hollnagel
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