Document Type

Conference Paper

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Chemical process engineering

Publication Details

49 European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) Seminar, At Brussles, Belgium, October, 2015.

Abstract

This paper presents a statistical analysis of past accidents that occurred between 1988 and 2012 reported to the European Commission’s Major Accident Reporting System (eMARS) focusing on Human and Organizational Factors (HOF). The main purpose of this work is to quantify the HOF integrated with conventional risk assessment approaches and to provide future guidelines to relevant standards and current best practices. The accident analysis results are further used to quantify the HOF assessment based on the probabilistic Rasch model. A new approach, Method for Error Deduction and Incident Analysis (MEDIA) is proposed which can be used with Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) studies for chemical process industry

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