Principles of engineering safety: Risk and uncertainty reduction
2008 (English)In: Reliability Engineering & System Safety, ISSN 0951-8320, Vol. 93, no 6, 798-805 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article provides a systematised account of safety engineering practices that clarifies their relation to the goal of safety engineering, namely to increase safety. We list 24 principles referred to in the literature of safety engineering, dividing them into four major categories: Inherently safe design, Safety reserves, Safe fail and Procedural safeguards. It emerges from this systematisation that important aspects of these methods can be better understood with the help of the distinction between risk and uncertainty.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 93, no 6, 798-805 p.
safety, risk, uncertainty, probabilistic risk analysis, safety engineering, probabilistic safety analysis, Inherently safe design, safety factors, Safe fail
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14335DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2007.03.031ISI: 000255103300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-39749101321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14335DiVA: diva2:332242
QC 201008032010-08-032010-08-032010-11-19Bibliographically approved