Ts&Cs apply
Introduction to Safety Science (Paperback)
  • Introduction to Safety Science (Paperback)
zoom

Introduction to Safety Science (Paperback)

(translator), (author)
£59.99
Paperback 458 Pages / Published: 03/03/1986
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
For many years "safety technology" has constituted the essential instrument for the prevention of accidents as a direct result of handling new technology. Its awareness of the interactions prevalent in natural science causes safety technology to act on the basis of actual accidents, and it Ulilizes to their fullest extent any means provided by the engineering sciences. Man proceeds in a general direction towards preselVation and improvement, thus working towards the optimization of the technical design. However. a new set of basic problems presented itself the moment new large-scale technologies were introduced into the areas of processing, energy, and traffic, thereby creating a considerable amount of ad ditional danger potential. This also signified the end of an era when safety technology could be practiced chiefly on the basis of accident statistics. For ethical reasons it became necessary that a credible prognosis as to the type and effect of accidents took the place, or at least supplemented, the hitherto practiced purely reactive methods. The realization that the available means of safety technology were no longer sufficient in a highly technologized environment spurred the demand for entirely new concepts which would eventually lead to a higher degree of safety. A decisive step had to be taken away from a purely technical approach and fOwards and all-encompassing look at accident systems, because man had become aware of the fact that accidents will always be a part of the interaction between man, technology, and environment.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387961927
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 815 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

You may also be interested in...

How Life Imitates Chess
Added to basket
The Personal MBA
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Challenger Sale
Added to basket
Mastery
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Marketing For Dummies
Added to basket
The Concise 33 Strategies of War
Added to basket
The Obstacle is the Way
Added to basket
NCTJ Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists
Added to basket
The Digital Business Start-Up Workbook
Added to basket
Zero to One
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How Business Works
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Hardback
How Google Works
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Creating a Lean Culture
Added to basket
No Angel
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.