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Risk assessment : theory, methods, and applications /

by Rausand, Marvin.
Series: Statistics in practice Published by : Wiley, (Hoboken, N.J. :) Physical details: xviii, 644 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. ISBN: 0470637641 Subject(s): Technology %Risk assessment. | Risk Assessment. Year: 2011
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. I. Introduction to risk assessment. Introduction ; The words of risk analysis ; Hazards and threats ; How to measure and evaluate risk ; Risk management ; Accident models ; Data for risk analysis -- pt. II. Risk assessment methods and applications. Risk assessment process ; Hazard identification ; Causal and frequency analysis ; Development of accident scenarios ; Barriers and barrier analysis ; Human reliability analysis ; Job safety analysis ; Common-cause failures ; Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis ; Development and applications of risk assessment -- pt. III. Appendices. Appendix A : Elements of probability theory ; Appendix B : Acronyms ; Appendix C : Glossary.

"Although numerous scientific articles have been published discussing various aspects of risk analysis and risk evaluation, very few textbooks exist on the subject. Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications provides undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners, and researchers with a relevant and modern guide to current applications of risk analysis. Three succinct sections discuss the key theory, methods, and applications of risk assessment. All methods for risk analysis are outlined in a uniform fashion: an introduction; objectives and application; qualitative and quantitative description; required resources required; and related advantages and disadvantages"--

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