Managing Maintenance Error

Author: James Reason
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351920513
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Situations and systems are easier to change than the human condition - particularly when people are well-trained and well-motivated, as they usually are in maintenance organisations. This is a down-to-earth practitioner’s guide to managing maintenance error, written in Dr. Reason’s highly readable style. It deals with human risks generally and the special human performance problems arising in maintenance, as well as providing an engineer’s guide for their understanding and the solution. After reviewing the types of error and violation and the conditions that provoke them, the author sets out the broader picture, illustrated by examples of three system failures. Central to the book is a comprehensive review of error management, followed by chapters on:- managing person, the task and the team; - the workplace and the organization; - creating a safe culture; It is then rounded off and brought together, in such a way as to be readily applicable for those who can make it work, to achieve a greater and more consistent level of safety in maintenance activities. The readership will include maintenance engineering staff and safety officers and all those in responsible roles in critical and systems-reliant environments, including transportation, nuclear and conventional power, extractive and other chemical processing and manufacturing industries and medicine.

Managing Maintenance Error

Author: J. T. Reason
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 075461591X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

A down-to-earth practitioner's guide to managing maintenance error dealing with risks, human performance problems - their understanding and solution and creating a safety culture; for all in maintenance-critical environments.

Managing Maintenance Error

Author: J. T. Reason
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 0754615901
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

A down-to-earth practitioner's guide to managing maintenance error dealing with risks, human performance problems - their understanding and solution and creating a safety culture; for all in maintenance-critical environments.

Applied Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

Author: Manoj S. Patankar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351957670
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Transportation

Considering the global awareness of human performance issues affecting maintenance personnel, there is enough evidence in the US ASRS reports to establish that systemic problems such as impractical maintenance procedures, inadequate training, and the safety versus profit challenge continue to contribute toward latent failures. Manoj S. Patankar and James C. Taylor strongly believe in incorporating the human factors principles in aviation maintenance. In this, their second of two volumes, they place particular emphasis on applying human factors principles in a book intended to serve as a practical guide, as well as an academic text. Features include: - A real 'how to' approach that serves as a companion to the previous volume: 'Risk Management and Error Reduction in Aviation Maintenance'. - Self-reports of maintenance errors used throughout to illustrate the systemic susceptibility for errors as well as to discuss corresponding solutions. - Two tools - a pre-task scorecard and a post-task scorecard - introduced as means to measure individual as well as organizational safety performance. - Interpersonal trust and professionalism explored in detail. - Ethical and procedural issues associated with collection and analysis of both qualitative as well as quantitative safety data discussed. The intended readership includes aviation maintenance personnel, e.g. FAA-type aircraft mechanics, CAA-type aircraft maintenance engineers, maintenance managers, regulators, and aviation students.

Computer managed Maintenance Systems

Author: William W. Cato
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750674733
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Effective resource management and reliable equipment are essential for optimum plant performance. Computer-Managed Maintenance Systems goes beyond the simple selection and implementation of a CMMS. It also defines the changes in infrastructure, management philosophy and employee skills that must be implemented to gain maximum benefits from the CMMS. The book is designed to address the information needs of all levels of plant management. In this new edition, the authors have added a chapter specifically on the latest technology, Application Solution Providers (ASP) that has revolutionized the way CMMS are used and the benefits they can offer to a business. This solution provides integrated software, hardware and networking technology along with Information Technology (IT) consulting services into an outsourced package. A new appendix on Key Performance Indicators has also been added. Comprehensive, practical guide that covers selection, justification, and implementation of an effective CMMS in any facility All levels of plant management will find useful information in this step-by-step guideIncludes a new chapter on ASP technologies

Food Safety Management

Author: Yasmine Motarjemi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123815057
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Food Safety Management: A Practical Guide for the Food Industry with an Honorable Mention for Single Volume Reference/Science in the 2015 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers is the first book to present an integrated, practical approach to the management of food safety throughout the production chain. While many books address specific aspects of food safety, no other book guides you through the various risks associated with each sector of the production process or alerts you to the measures needed to mitigate those risks. Using practical examples of incidents and their root causes, this book highlights pitfalls in food safety management and provides key insight into the means of avoiding them. Each section addresses its subject in terms of relevance and application to food safety and, where applicable, spoilage. It covers all types of risks (e.g., microbial, chemical, physical) associated with each step of the food chain. The book is a reference for food safety managers in different sectors, from primary producers to processing, transport, retail and distribution, as well as the food services sector. Honorable Mention for Single Volume Reference/Science in the 2015 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers Addresses risks and controls (specific technologies) at various stages of the food supply chain based on food type, including an example of a generic HACCP study Provides practical guidance on the implementation of elements of the food safety assurance system Explains the role of different stakeholders of the food supply

Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management

Author: James R. Cannon
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781605907642
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Business aviation is one of America’s most important yet least understood industries. Most organizations (about 85%) operating business aircraft are small and medium-size enterprises. They include a wide range of organizations: state governments, universities, charitable organizations, and all types of businesses. While the organizations that rely on business aviation are varied, they all have one thing in common: the need for fast, flexible, safe, and secure access to destinations worldwide. Many small U.S. businesses rely on business aviation. They are located in markets where the airlines have reduced or eliminated service, making business aviation an important connection to the rest of the world. Business aviation fosters efficiency and productivity, and is essential in an intensely competitive global marketplace. This textbook, Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management, systematically examines business aviation and provides you with a complete understanding of one of America’s most dynamic industries. In this comprehensive guide to business aviation management, authors James R. Cannon and Franklin D. Richey provide in-depth and useful information on all aspects of managing a corporate aviation program. The book begins with a brief look at the history of business aviation and its important role in the aviation industry. It then moves on to focus on the practical issues facing all corporate aviation programs, such as: Regulatory compliance Administrative issues Aircraft and facility maintenance Finances and budgeting Aircraft selection and acquisition Standard operating procedures International operations Human resource management Training Communication and teambuilding Safety and security And much more The book also includes a foreword by Ed Bolen, the President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. It is an essential tool for students and professionals who need comprehensive, accurate, and practical information on managing a corporate aviation program.

Facility Integrity Management

Author: Michael Deighton
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780128018323
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Facility Integrity Management: Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries presents the information needed to completely understand common failures in the facility integrity management process. By understanding this more comprehensive approach, companies will be able to better identify shortcomings within their respective system that they did not realize existed. To introduce this method, the book provides managers and engineers with a model that ensures major process incidents are avoided, aging facilities are kept in a safe and reliable state and are operating at maximum levels, and any gaps within the integrity management system are identified and addressed, such as the all too common fragmented reliability programs. The book approaches oil and gas facility management from a universal perspective, effectively charting out existing oil and gas facilities and their associated work processes, including maintenance, operations, and reliability, and then reconstructs them in order to optimize the way integrity is managed, creating a synergy across the various elements. Easy to read, packed with practical applications applied to real process plant scenarios such as key concepts, process flow charts, handy checklists, real-world case studies and a dictionary, provides a high quality guide for a breakdown free facility, maximizing productivity and return to shareholders. Helps readers gain a practical and industry specific approach to facility integrity management supported with real-world case studies from oil, gas, and petrochemical facility locations Presents a facility integrity excellence model, a holistic approach for oil and gas companies to drive towards integrity assurance unit monitoring, creating a failure-free environment Identifies and addresses failure of facility processes and equipment before the onset of performance degradation, keeping equipment maintenance costs low and reliability high

Facility Manager s Maintenance Handbook

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071511008
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An Updated Guide to Establishing Cutting-Edge Operations and Maintenance Procedures for Today's Complex Facilities An essential on-the-job resource, Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook presents step-by-step coverage of the planning, design, and execution of operations and maintenance procedures for structures, equipment, and systems in any type of facility. This career-building reference provides the tools needed to streamline facility management processes...reduce operational costs...and ensure the effective utilization, maintenance, repair, and renovation of existing physical assets. Now with 40% new information, this Second Edition includes brand-new chapters on emergency response procedures...maintenance operations benchmarking...capital and operational budgets management...boiler and steam plant operations... and other vital topics. The only book of its kind to cover both operations and maintenance, the updated Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook features: Updated information on mechanical equipment and systems maintenance The latest fire protection procedures A comprehensive account of building codes Guidance on hazardous materials handling Excellent preparation for the IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) qualification Inside This State-of-the-Art Facility Management Resource • Part 1: Organizing for Maintenance Operations • Part 2: Facility Operations and Maintenance • Operations Plans • Maintenance Plans • Part 3: Equipment and Systems Operations • Maintenance o Part 4: Facilities Emergency Preparedness o Part 5: Capital Investment

Human Reliability Error and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance

Author: B.S. Dhillon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439803846
Release Date: 2009-04-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Of the billions of dollars spent on plant management and operation annually, an estimated 80% of the total amount is spent to rectify the chronic failure of systems, machines, and humans. Although information on human reliability, error, and human factors in engineering maintenance is scattered throughout journals and proceedings, no single resource covers all of these topics within a maintenance safety framework. Consulting different and diverse sources can not only make finding information laborious and time consuming, but also cause delays on the job. Human Reliability, Error, and Human Factors in Engineering Maintenance with Reference to Aviation and Power Generation provides engineers a tool for meeting the increasing problem of human error. Drawing on a myriad of sources, the book provides quick and easy access to information that can then be immediately applied to actual problems in the field. It includes examples and their solutions to illustrate engineering safety management at work and gives readers a view of the intensity of developments in the area. The author’s clear, concise, user-friendly style breaks the information down into understandable and applicable concepts. This book not only provides up-to-date coverage of the on-going efforts in human reliability, error, and human factors in engineering maintenance, but also covers useful developments in the general areas of human factors, reliability, and error. This information can then be translated into increased maintenance safety that has a positive impact on the bottom line.

Monitoring Bathing Waters

Author: Jamie Bartram
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203478264
Release Date: 2002-09-26
Genre: Architecture

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

Author: Kakali Bhattacharya
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351865982
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Psychology

This book is the road map to proficiency and development in the field of qualitative research. Borrowing from a wealth of experience teaching introductory qualitative research courses, author Kakali Bhattacharya lays out a dynamic program for learning different paradigms of inquiry, empowering students to recognize the convergence of popular research methodologies as well as the nuances and complexities that set each of them apart. Her book: supplements the readings and activities in a qualitative methods class, exposing students to the research process and the dominant types of qualitative research; introduces a variety of theoretical perspectives in qualitative research, including positivism and postpositivism, interpretivism, feminism, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, and Critical Race Theory; identifies and summarizes the three dominant methodological approaches in qualitative research: narrative inquiry, grounded theory, and ethnography; provides interactive activities and exercises to help students crystallize their understanding of the different topics in each chapter.

Wealth Management in the New Economy

Author: Norbert M. Mindel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470590106
Release Date: 2009-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical guide to managing wealth in modern times Wealth Management in the New Economy addresses a wide array of wealth management topics and established financial theories. Author Norbert Mindel has successfully advised his clients for more than three decades in the business. Now, with this new book, he shares the wisdom he has acquired and offers valuable insights into successful wealth management in an economy that has changed dramatically over the past year. Along the way, Mindel explores the essential aspects of this discipline, including the keys to wealth creation, properly managing risk, asset protection, planning for a prosperous retirement, and many other issues that you need to understand in order to survive and flourish in today's economy. While market forces are far too complex to be fully predicted or exploited, it is still possible to protect and grow your-or your client's-wealth. Wealth Management in the New Economy will show you how to achieve this important goal. Reveals how you can reduce market risk by using proven theories of portfolio management Written by accomplished financial advisor, attorney, and CPA Norbert Mindel Lays out strategies wealth managers and investors both can use to protect and grow wealth in the new economy For practical financial guidance you can count on, look no further than Wealth Management in the New Economy.

Modern Approach to Maintenance in Spinning

Author: Neeraj Nijjawan
Publisher: Woodhead Pub Limited
ISBN: 0857090003
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Modern Approach to Maintenance in Spinning is a simple and accessible guide to the knowledge required to fulfill the role of a maintenance manager in a textile mill. Covering the complete maintenance management program, the book gives a basic all-round understanding of even the small spare parts used in the machineries of a spinning mill; it is therefore also useful for shop-floor technicians. Students of diploma and degrees of textile technology will find that the fundamental principles of the subject are explained in the simplest way for proper understanding. The book will also be helpful for them as a practical guide when they join a textile manufacturing unit.

Efficient Asset Management

Author: Richard O. Michaud
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199715794
Release Date: 2008-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

In spite of theoretical benefits, Markowitz mean-variance (MV) optimized portfolios often fail to meet practical investment goals of marketability, usability, and performance, prompting many investors to seek simpler alternatives. Financial experts Richard and Robert Michaud demonstrate that the limitations of MV optimization are not the result of conceptual flaws in Markowitz theory but unrealistic representation of investment information. What is missing is a realistic treatment of estimation error in the optimization and rebalancing process. The text provides a non-technical review of classical Markowitz optimization and traditional objections. The authors demonstrate that in practice the single most important limitation of MV optimization is oversensitivity to estimation error. Portfolio optimization requires a modern statistical perspective. Efficient Asset Management, Second Edition uses Monte Carlo resampling to address information uncertainty and define Resampled Efficiency (RE) technology. RE optimized portfolios represent a new definition of portfolio optimality that is more investment intuitive, robust, and provably investment effective. RE rebalancing provides the first rigorous portfolio trading, monitoring, and asset importance rules, avoiding widespread ad hoc methods in current practice. The Second Edition resolves several open issues and misunderstandings that have emerged since the original edition. The new edition includes new proofs of effectiveness, substantial revisions of statistical estimation, extensive discussion of long-short optimization, and new tools for dealing with estimation error in applications and enhancing computational efficiency. RE optimization is shown to be a Bayesian-based generalization and enhancement of Markowitz's solution. RE technology corrects many current practices that may adversely impact the investment value of trillions of dollars under current asset management. RE optimization technology may also be useful in other financial optimizations and more generally in multivariate estimation contexts of information uncertainty with Bayesian linear constraints. Michaud and Michaud's new book includes numerous additional proposals to enhance investment value including Stein and Bayesian methods for improved input estimation, the use of portfolio priors, and an economic perspective for asset-liability optimization. Applications include investment policy, asset allocation, and equity portfolio optimization. A simple global asset allocation problem illustrates portfolio optimization techniques. A final chapter includes practical advice for avoiding simple portfolio design errors. With its important implications for investment practice, Efficient Asset Management 's highly intuitive yet rigorous approach to defining optimal portfolios will appeal to investment management executives, consultants, brokers, and anyone seeking to stay abreast of current investment technology. Through practical examples and illustrations, Michaud and Michaud update the practice of optimization for modern investment management. This edition includes a CD that contains a demo of the patented, internet-based optimization software created by the authors at their consulting firm, New Frontier Advisors, which has been chosen to cosponsor the new Harry M. Markowitz Award.