3. An Overview of Incident Causation Theories

  1. Center for Chemical Process Safety

Published Online: 16 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470925133.ch3

Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents, Second Edition

Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents, Second Edition

How to Cite

Center for Chemical Process Safety (2003) An Overview of Incident Causation Theories, in Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470925133.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780816908974

Online ISBN: 9780470925133

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Keywords:

  • latent unsafe conditions;
  • equipment faults;
  • process systems;
  • distributive control system;
  • energy factor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stages of a Process-Related Incident

  • Theories of Incident Causation

  • Investigation's Place in Controlling Risk

  • Relationship between Near Misses and Incidents