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Risk and the American Engineering Profession: The ASME Boiler Code and American Industrial Safety Standards

  • Eugene S. Ferguson
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 3)

Abstract

Risk and failure have always been inseparable companions of technological change. Bridges have fallen down, boilers have exploded, machines have maimed and killed their users. Furthermore, surprise is an inevitable element of every new project. No technical device or system performs exactly the way its designers expect it to. Surprises and failures have added immeasurably to our stock of knowledge, but the costs in pain and treasure have been great.

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Sprinkler System Factory Mutual Industrial Safety Fire Insurance Workplace Hazard 
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