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  1. Fire risk management : principles and strategies for buildings and industrial assets

    Fiorentini, Luca, 1976-
    Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2023.

    "Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, asserted that everything in the world flows ("Panta Rei") and that fire represents universal becoming better than anything else because fire itself is the "arche̹", the principle from which all things are generated. For the philosopher, this becoming is not random and chaotic but is regular and orderly, provided one knows the rules. In this volume, we have tried to explain the complex rules governing fire in a simple way, using methods, from the simplest to the most refined, such as the engineering approach. Studying the development of smoke and heat in fires, knowing the effects they have on people and buildings, helps a great deal in adopting the right strategies for preventing and containing fires. But the approach taken in the book is deliberately holistic, in the sense that each individual strategy can have a great influence on the others, and therefore fire prevention must be seen as a whole. And as a whole, the success (or failure) of the strategies implemented also depends on the behaviour of the people involved, behaviour that must be framed within a safety management perspective. A volume that purports to present the historical discipline of fire prevention but with a new methodological approach based on the performance to be achieved rather than on strongly prescriptive but often uncritical methods and requirements"--

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  2. Bow-tie industrial risk management across sectors : a barrier based approach

    Fiorentini, Luca, 1976-
    Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2022.

    "As stated by ISO 31000 "organizations of all types and sizes face internal and external factors and influences that make it uncertain whether and when they will achieve their objectives. The effect this uncertainty has on organization's objectives is a risk. All activities of an organization involve risk". ISO, together with the International Trade Centre and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization published a specific guide about the importance of the implementation of sound risk management practices in small and mid enterprises. Risk management is an integral part of all organizational processes and of decision making. It should be systematic, structured and timely. It also should be based on the best available information and tailored. It should consider human and cultural factors ("soft" factors) together with technical and organizational factors ("hard" factors)."--BOW-TIE INDUSTRIAL RISK MANAGEMENT ACROSS SECTORS Explore an approachable but rigorous treatment of systematic barrier-based approaches to risk management and failure analysisIn Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors: A Barrier-Based Approach, accomplished researcher and author Luca Fiorentini delivers a practical guide to risk management tools, with a particular emphasis on a systematic barrier-based approach called ?bow-tie.? The book includes discussions of two barrier-based methods, Bow-Tie and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), for risk assessment, and one barrier-based method for incident analysis, Barrier Failure Analysis (BFA). The author also describes a traditional method?Root Cause Analysis?and three quantitative methods?FMEA/FMECA, Fault Tree (FTA), and Event Tree (ETA) with a discussion about their link with barriers.Written from the ground up to be in full compliance with recent ISO 31000 standards on enterprise risk management, and containing several case studies and examples from a variety of industries, Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors also contains discussions of international standards dealing with common risks faced by organizations, including occupational health and safety, industrial safety, functional safety, environmental, quality, business continuity, asset integrity, and information security.Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the Bow-Tie method, including its practical application in risk management workflow from ISO 31000, the history of Bow-Tie, related methods, and the application of Bow-Tie in qualitative and quantitative ways An exploration of Barrier Failure Analysis, including events, timelines, barriers, causation paths, and multi-level causes A practical discussion of how to build a Barrier Failure Analysis, including fact finding, event chaining, identifying barriers, assessing barrier states, causation analysis, and recommendations A concise treatment of Bow-Tie construction workflow, including a step-by-step guide Perfect for engineers and other professionals working in risk management, Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors: A Barrier-Based Approach will also earn a place in the libraries of advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying risk management and seeking a one-stop reference on the ?bow-tie? approach and barrier-based methods.

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  3. Principles of forensic engineering applied to industrial accidents

    Fiorentini, Luca, 1976-
    First edition. - Hoboken, NJ, USA : John Wiley & Sons, 2019.

    An introductory text on the investigation of industrial accidents Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss. The approach should be suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified, or modified the events in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc., as well as the contribution of an eventual "human error". This book is a concise and introductory volume to the forensic engineering discipline which helps the reader to recognize the link among those important, very specialized aspects of the same problem in the global strategy of learning from accidents (or near-misses). The reader will benefit from a single point of access to this very large, technical literature that can be only correctly understood with the right terms, definitions, and links in mind. Keywords: -Presents simple (real) cases, as well as giving an overview of more complex ones, each of them investigated within the same framework; -Gives the readers the bibliography to access more in-depth specific aspects; -Offers an overview of the most commonly used methodologies and techniques to investigate accidents, including the evidence that should be collected to define the cause, dynamics and responsibilities of an industrial accident, as well as the most appropriate methods to collect and preserve the evidence through an appropriate chain of security. Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in forensic engineering, as well as graduate students in forensic engineering departments and other professionals.An introductory text on the investigation of industrial accidents Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss. The approach should be suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified, or modified the events in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc., as well as the contribution of an eventual human error . This book is a concise and introductory volume to the forensic engineering discipline which helps the reader to recognize the link among those important, very specialized aspects of the same problem in the global strategy of learning from accidents (or near-misses). The reader will benefit from a single point of access to this very large, technical literature that can be only correctly understood with the right terms, definitions, and links in mind. Keywords: Presents simple (real) cases, as well as giving an overview of more complex ones, each of them investigated within the same framework; Gives the readers the bibliography to access more in-depth specific aspects; Offers an overview of the most commonly used methodologies and techniques to investigate accidents, including the evidence that should be collected to define the cause, dynamics and responsibilities of an industrial accident, as well as the most appropriate methods to collect and preserve the evidence through an appropriate chain of security. Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in forensic engineering, as well as graduate students in forensic engineering departments and other professionals.

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