Introduction to risk and failures: tools and methodologies

Risk is everywhere, in everything we do. Realizing this fact, we all must try to understand this "risk" and if possible to minimize it. This book expands the conversation beyond failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques. While FMEA is indeed a powerful tool to forecast failures for both design and processes, it is missing methods for considering safety issues, catastrophic events, and their consequences. Focusing on risk, safety, and HAZOP as they relate to major catastrophic events, Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies addresses the process and implementation as well as understanding the fundamentals of using a risk methodology in a given organization for evaluating major safety and/or catastrophic problems.

Book contents:

  1. Risk

  2. Approaches to Risk

  3. Types of Risk Methodologies

  4. Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA)

  5. HAZOP Analysis

  6. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

  7. Other Risk and HAZOP Analysis Methodologies

  8. Teams and Team Mechanics

  9. OSHA Job Hazard Analysis

  10. Hazard Communication Based on Standard CFR 910.1200