Managing safety barriers and controls at the workplace

  • Andrew Hale
  • Louis Goossens
  • Ben Ale
  • Linda Bellamy
  • Jos Post
  • Joy Oh
  • Ioannis A. Papazoglou


There have been major developments in the analysis, modelling and management of major hazards in the last two decades. European projects such as PRIMA [1], I-Risk [2] and ARAMIS [3] have developed integrated models linking the technical and procedural factors in loss of containment incidents to the management systems needed to implement and guarantee risk control. Whilst there are many issues still to be resolved in making these links quantitatively and in assessing the quality of the management systems and culture, this work has provided systematic and transparent models of the scenarios which have to be controlled. In contrast, workplace safety has far fewer systematic models and approaches. It operates far more on accumulated good practice and generic approaches, which lack precision, consistent coverage and the ability to form the basis for decisions on priority for improvement.


Smoke Alarm Safety Management System Major Hazard Management Influence Event Tree Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Hale
    • 1
  • Louis Goossens
    • 1
  • Ben Ale
    • 1
  • Linda Bellamy
    • 2
  • Jos Post
    • 3
  • Joy Oh
    • 4
  • Ioannis A. Papazoglou
    • 5
  1. 1.Safety Science GroupDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  2. 2.White Queen B.V.HoofddorpNetherlands
  3. 3.National Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentBilthovenNetherlands
  4. 4.Ministry of Social Affairs & EmploymentDen HaagNetherlands
  5. 5.National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”AthensGreece

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