Hazards XVIII

Process Safety - Sharing Best Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: IChemE

ISBN: 9780852954607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 983

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his book presents the proceedings of the 18th in the Hazards Symposium Series, held at UMIST, Manchester, November 2004, and run by the IChemE North West Branch. This year's conference focuses on a theme of Process Safety - sharing best practice.

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis

Theory, Methods and Applications (4 Volumes + CD-ROM)

Author: Sebastián Martorell,Carlos Guedes Soares,Julie Barnett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482266482

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3510

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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications contains the papers presented at the joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference (Valencia, Spain, 22-25 September 2008). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Support Systems and Software Tools for Safety and Reliability; Dynamic Reliability; Fault Identification and Diagnostics; Human Factors; Integrated Risk Management and Risk-Informed Decision-making; Legislative dimensions of risk management; Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation; Monte Carlo Methods in System Safety and Reliability; Occupational Safety; Organizational Learning; Reliability and Safety Data; Collection and Analysis; Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making; Risk and Hazard Analysis; Risk Control in Complex Environments; Risk Perception and Communication; Safety Culture; Safety Management Systems; Software Reliability; Stakeholder and public involvement in risk governance; Structural Reliability and Design Codes; System Reliability Analysis; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications will be of interest for academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors, including Aeronautics and Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Insurance and Finance, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Policy Making and Public Planning.

The Blended Learning Book

Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned

Author: Josh Bersin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787976453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Blended Learning Book is your user?s manual for implementing blended learning. It gives you a guidebook to combining the latest technologies with traditional training models to create high-impact programs that drive superior business results (not just reduce costs). Filled with real-world examples and case studies from organizations such as Accenture, BI, Cisco, FedEx, Kinko?s, Grant-Thornton, IBM, Novell, the U.S. Navy, Verizon, and more, e-learning veteran Josh Bersin zeros in on What Works -- in all shapes and sizes of training departments from a variety of industries.

Making Microfinance Work

Managing for Improved Performance

Author: Craig Churchill,Cheryl Frankiewicz

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221186571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Microfinance has long been recognized as having significant potential to create jobs and reduce poverty. But to meet the twin challenges of growth and sustainability, managers of microfinance institutions (MFIs) must not only understand essential management functions: they must also be armed with innovative ideas and strategies to succeed in today's increasingly competitive environment. This book provides a valuable overview of the key management principles necessary to optimize the services of MFIs. The book examines the markets and marketing of MFIs and captures the different ways that managers can communicate the value of their products and services. It offers strategies to prevent risk from occurring and, if it does occur, explains how to rectify the situation. Practical techniques for allocating costs and determining prices are also highlighted, as well as the importance of plans, budgets and reports. In a clear, easy to follow presentation, the book includes illustrations and case studies to assist managers in applying the concepts outlined in the text.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering, 2 Volume Set

Author: Joel M. Haight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527650660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1154

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Loss prevention engineering describes all activities intended to help organizations in any industry to prevent loss, whether it be through injury, fire, explosion, toxic release, natural disaster, terrorism or other security threats. Compared to process safety, which only focusses on preventing loss in the process industry, this is a much broader field. Here is the only one-stop source for loss prevention principles, policies, practices, programs and methodology presented from an engineering vantage point. As such, this handbook discusses the engineering needs for manufacturing, construction, mining, defense, health care, transportation and quantification, covering the topics to a depth that allows for their functional use while providing additional references should more information be required. The reference nature of the book allows any engineers or other professionals in charge of safety concerns to find the information needed to complete their analysis, project, process, or design.

Chemical Process Safety

Fundamentals with Applications

Author: Daniel A. Crowl,Joseph F. Louvar

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132440555

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

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Combines academic theory with practical industry experience Updated to include the latest regulations and references Covers hazard identification, risk assessment, and inherent safety Case studies and problem sets enhance learning Long-awaited revision of the industry best seller. This fully revised second edition of Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications combines rigorous academic methods with real-life industrial experience to create a unique resource for students and professionals alike. The primary focus on technical fundamentals of chemical process safety provides a solid groundwork for understanding, with full coverage of both prevention and mitigation measures. Subjects include: Toxicology and industrial hygiene Vapor and liquid releases and dispersion modeling Flammability characterization Relief and explosion venting In addition to an overview of government regulations, the book introduces the resources of the AICHE Center for Chemical Process Safety library. Guidelines are offered for hazard identification and risk assessment. The book concludes with case histories drawn directly from the authors' experience in the field. A perfect reference for industry professionals, Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, Second Edition is also ideal for teaching at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels. Each chapter includes 30 problems, and a solutions manual is now available for instructors.

Chemical engineering design

principles, practice and economics of plant and process design

Author: Gavin P. Towler,R. K. Sinnott

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1245

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"Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic." --Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review. Chemical Engineering Design is one of the best-known and widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. It deals with the application of chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical processes and equipment. Revised throughout, this US edition has been specifically developed for the US market. It covers the latest aspects of process design, operations, safety, loss prevention and equipment selection, among others. Comprehensive in coverage, exhaustive in detail, it is supported by extensive problems and a separate solutions manual for adopting tutors and lecturers. In addition, the book is widely used by professions as a day-to-day reference.

Involuntary Resettlement Sourcebook

Planning and Implementation in Development Projects

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821355763

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

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Involuntary Resettlement Sourcebook: Planning and Implementation in Development Projects clarifies many policy and technical issues that confront resettlement policymakers and practitioners. It provides guidance on resettlement design, implementation, and monitoring, and it discusses resettlement issues particular to development projects in different sectors, such as urban development, natural resource management, and the building of dams. The sourcebook will be useful to a wide range of stakeholders. Its primary audience is resettlement practitioners, who have a role in the actual design, implementation, and evaluation of resettlement programs. The sourcebook will also be of interest to policymakers and project decision makers.

Corporate Liability

Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions

Author: Gerard Forlin,Louise Smail

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781780431154

Category: Law

Page: 712

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The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has created a new offence of corporate manslaughter. This new edition of Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions is the only book to provide, in a single source, an expert guide to general procedure and practice surrounding this topic. The new edition of this key text on corporate manslaughter brings you right up to date following a number of developments since publication of the last edition including new chapters on: Sports law; Managing the media; Emergency services; Far East/China; Nuclear and power regeneration. The new edition will focus on significant recent statutory changes, case law of potentially wider relevance and international developments including: The cases of Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Ltd [2011]; Baker v Quantum Clothing Group [2011]; Vieola Ltd and Tangerine Confectionary Ltd - CofA judgment awaited; Bodycote Hip [2010]; Statuary interpretation of and cases brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide Act 2007; Rule 43 reporting by coroners after inquests; Global developments include: Introduction of two new offences by Ireland on corporate manslaughter and grossly negligent management causing death; Intended introduction of corporate manslaughter legislation in Gibraltar; and Australian implementation of the Safe Work Act 2009. All these recent developments provide both new opportunities for increased safety and well being in the workplace and potential pitfalls for organisations.

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

Managing Systems at Risk

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136498877

Category: Law

Page: 320

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The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

IBM FileNet Content Manager Implementation Best Practices and Recommendations

Author: Fay Chuck,Wei-Dong Zhu,Bert Bukvarevic,Bill Carpenter,Axel Dreher,Ruth Hildebrand-Lund,Elizabeth Koumpan,Sridhar Satuloori,Michael Seaman,Dimitris Tzouvelis,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 073843812X

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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IBM® FileNet® Content Manager Version 5.2 provides full content lifecycle and extensive document management capabilities for digital content. IBM FileNet Content Manager is tightly integrated with the family of IBM FileNet products based on the IBM FileNet P8 technical platform. IBM FileNet Content Manager serves as the core content management, security management, and storage management engine for the products. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers the implementation best practices and recommendations for solutions that use IBM FileNet Content Manager. It introduces the functions and features of IBM FileNet Content Manager, common use cases of the product, and a design methodology that provides implementation guidance from requirements analysis through production use of the solution. We address administrative topics of an IBM FileNet Content Manager solution, including deployment, system administration and maintenance, and troubleshooting. Implementation topics include system architecture design with various options for scaling an IBM FileNet Content Manager system, capacity planning, and design of repository design logical structure, security practices, and application design. An important implementation topic is business continuity. We define business continuity, high availability, and disaster recovery concepts and describe options for those when implementing IBM FileNet Content Manager solutions. Many solutions are essentially a combination of information input (ingestion), storage, information processing, and presentation and delivery. We discuss some solution building blocks that designers can combine to build an IBM FileNet Content Manager solution. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with product manuals and online help to provide guidance to architects and designers about implementing IBM FileNet Content Manager solutions. Many of the features and practices described in the book also apply to previous versions of IBM FileNet Content Manager.

Resident Duty Hours:

Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety

Author: Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (Resident) Hours and Work Schedule to Improve Patient Safety,Institute of Medicine,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309127769

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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Medical residents in hospitals are often required to be on duty for long hours. In 2003 the organization overseeing graduate medical education adopted common program requirements to restrict resident workweeks, including limits to an average of 80 hours over 4 weeks and the longest consecutive period of work to 30 hours in order to protect patients and residents from unsafe conditions resulting from excessive fatigue. Resident Duty Hours provides a timely examination of how those requirements were implemented and their impact on safety, education, and the training institutions. An in-depth review of the evidence on sleep and human performance indicated a need to increase opportunities for sleep during residency training to prevent acute and chronic sleep deprivation and minimize the risk of fatigue-related errors. In addition to recommending opportunities for on-duty sleep during long duty periods and breaks for sleep of appropriate lengths between work periods, the committee also recommends enhancements of supervision, appropriate workload, and changes in the work environment to improve conditions for safety and learning. All residents, medical educators, those involved with academic training institutions, specialty societies, professional groups, and consumer/patient safety organizations will find this book useful to advocate for an improved culture of safety.

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Successful Health and Safety Management

Author: Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717612765

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 98

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Provides guidance for directors, managers, health and safety professionals and employee representatives who want to improve health and safety in their organisations. Contents: Effective health and safety policies; Organising for health and safety; Planning and implementing; Measuring performance; Auditing and reviewing performance.

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design

Author: Mizuko Ito,Kris Gutiérrez,Sonia Livingstone,Bill Penuel,Jean Rhodes,Katie Salen,Juliet Schor,Julian Sefton-Green,S. Craig Watkins

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988725509

Category: Education

Page: 92

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This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. This model is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive, and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition. This report investigates how we can use new media to foster the growth and sustenance of environments that support connected learning in a broad-based and equitable way. This report also offers a design and reform agenda, grounded in a rich understanding of child development and learning, to promote and test connected learning theories. The research is conducted as part of the Connected Learning Research Network, supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative. The research network is an interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, designers, and practitioners to advance an evidence-driven approach to learning, the design of learning environments, and educational reform that addresses contemporary problems of educational equity.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Authorized Edition

Author: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060416

Category: History

Page: 604

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Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.