Technical Summary

  1. Dr. Romney B. Duffey BSc, PhD, FASME scientist manager speaker Principal Scientist ASME Fellow past Chair active member1 and
  2. John W. Saull CEng, FRAeS, DAE aviation regulator executive director head member chairman2

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714461.chb

Managing Risk: The Human Element

Managing Risk: The Human Element

How to Cite

Duffey, R. B. and Saull, J. W. (2008) Technical Summary, in Managing Risk: The Human Element, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714461.chb

Author Information

  1. 1

    Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Canada

  2. 2

    International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA), UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699768

Online ISBN: 9780470714461



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining the Past Probability

  • Predicting Future Risk: Sampling from the Jar of Life

  • A Possible Future: Defining the Posterior Probability

  • The Engineers Have an Answer: Reliability

  • Drawing from the Jar of Life: The Hazard Function and Species Extinction

  • Experiencing Failure: Engineering and Human Risk and Reliability

  • Experience Space

  • Managing Safely: Creating Order out of Disorder Using Safety Management Systems

  • Describing the Indescribable: Top-Down and Bottom-Up

  • What an Observer will Observe and the Depth of our Experience

  • References