By Erik Hollnagel

injuries are preventable, yet provided that they're effectively defined and understood. because the mid-1980s injuries have end up visible because the final result of complicated interactions instead of easy threads of motives and results. but growth in coincidence versions has now not been matched by means of advances in equipment. The author's paintings in numerous fields (aviation, strength construction, site visitors protection, healthcare) made it transparent that there's a functional desire for positive equipment and this booklet offers the studies and the state of the art. the point of interest of the ebook is on coincidence prevention instead of twist of fate research and in contrast to different books, has a proactive instead of reactive procedure. The emphasis on layout instead of research is a development additionally present in different fields. positive aspects of the ebook contain: -A class of barrier services and barrier platforms that might permit the reader to understand the range of limitations and to make proficient judgements for method adjustments. -A standpoint on how the certainty of injuries (the twist of fate version) mostly determines how the research is finished and what might be completed. The e-book significantly assesses 3 varieties of twist of fate versions (sequential, epidemiological, systemic) and compares their strengths and weaknesses. -A particular twist of fate version that captures the complete complexity of systemic injuries. One outcome is that injuries will be avoided via a mixture of functionality tracking and barrier features, instead of during the removal or encapsulation of factors. -A in actual fact defined method for barrier research and coincidence prevention. Written in an available sort, obstacles and twist of fate Prevention is designed to supply a stimulating and functional consultant for execs acquainted with the overall rules of injuries and human blunders. The e-book is directed at these concerned with twist of fate research and process security, resembling managers of safeguard departments, probability and safeguard experts, human elements pros, and coincidence investigators. it's appropriate to all significant software components comparable to aviation, flooring transportation, maritime, method industries, healthcare and hospitals, conversation platforms, and repair providers.

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