Resilience Engineering In Practice: A Guidebook by Jean Pari¦sResilience Engineering In Practice: A Guidebook by Jean Pari¦s

Resilience Engineering In Practice: A Guidebook

byJean Pari¦s, John WreathallEditorErik Hollnagel

Hardcover | December 28, 2010

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Resilience engineering has since 2004 attracted widespread interest from industry as well as academia. Practitioners from various fields, such as aviation and air traffic management, patient safety, off-shore exploration and production, have quickly realised the potential of resilience engineering and have became early adopters. The continued development of resilience engineering has focused on four abilities that are essential for resilience. These are the ability a) to respond to what happens, b) to monitor critical developments, c) to anticipate future threats and opportunities, and d) to learn from past experience - successes as well as failures. Working with the four abilities provides a structured way of analysing problems and issues, as well as of proposing practical solutions (concepts, tools, and methods). This book is divided into four main sections which describe issues relating to each of the four abilities. The chapters in each section emphasise practical ways of engineering resilience and feature case studies and real applications. The text is written to be easily accessible for readers who are more interested in solutions than in research, but will also be of interest to the latter group.
Erik Hollnagel (Ph.D., psychology) is Professor and Industrial Safety Chair at ÿcole des Mines de Paris (France), Professor Emeritus at University of Linköping (Sweden), and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim (Norway). He has since 1971 worked at universities, research centres, ...
Title:Resilience Engineering In Practice: A GuidebookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:362 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 28, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1409410358

ISBN - 13:9781409410355


Table of Contents

Contents: Prologue: the scope of resilience engineering, Erik Hollnagel; Part I Dealing with the Actual: Resilience and the ability to respond, Jean Pari¿ Lessons from the Hudson, Jean Pari¿ Coping with uncertainty. Resilient decisions in anaesthesia, Lucie Cuvelier and Pierre Falzon; Training organisational resilience in escalating situations, Johan Bergström, Nicklas Dahlström, Sidney Dekker and Kurt Petersen. Part II Dealing with the Critical: Monitoring - a critical ability in resilience engineering, John Wreathall; From flight time limitations to fatigue risk management systems - a way toward resilience, P. Cabon, S. Deharvengt, I. Berechet, J.Y. Grau, N. Maille and R. Mollard; Practices for noticing and dealing with the critical. A case study from maintenance of power plants, Elizabeth Lay; Cognitive strategies in emergency and abnormal situations training - implications for resilience in air traffic control, Stathis Malakis and Tom Kontogiannis. Part III Dealing with the Potential: Resilience and the ability to anticipate, David D. Woods; Basic patterns in how adaptive systems fail, David D. Woods and Matthieu Branlat; Measuring resilience in the planning of rail engineering work, P. Ferreira, J. R. Wilson, B. Ryan and S. Sharples; The art of balance: using upward resilience traits to deal with conflicting goals, Berit Tjørhom and Karina Aase; The importance of functional interdependencies in financial services systems, Gunilla A. Sundström and Erik Hollnagel. Part IV Dealing with the Factual: To learn or not to learn, that is the question, Erik Hollnagel; No facts, no glory, John Stoop; From myopic coordination to resilience in socio-technical systems. A case study in a hospital, Anne Sophie Nyssen; Requisites for successful incident reporting in resilient organisations, Alberto Pasquini, Simone Pozzi, Luca Save and Mark-Alexander Sujan; Is the aviation industry ready for resilience? Mapping human factors assumptions across the aviation sector, Kyl