CROSS-INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS OF A CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING MODEL. IN: ACCIDENT PRECURSOR ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT: REDUCING TECHNOLOGICAL RISK THROUGH DILIGENCE

In large, complex, and dynamic environments like aviation, nuclear power, medicine, and other industries where sometimes minor errors or flaws in systems can lead to serious incidents or accidents, the challenge of maintaining safety is significant. Therefore, effective risk management, which includes risk assessment and risk mitigation, is crucial to ensuring safety. So contends the author of this chapter on the cross-industry applications of a confidential reporting model. The chapter is from the proceedings of a workshop (Washington, DC, July 2003) sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Accident Precursors Project. In this chapter, the author discusses the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS); cross-industry applications of the confidential reporting model, to apply to medical reporting and security reporting; and the nine steps of risk assessment: system characterization, threat identification, vulnerability identification, control analysis, probability determination, impact analysis, risk determination, control recommendations, and results documentation. The author concludes that while ASRS is a proven, effective system in a variety of industries interested in safety improvements, its success requires constant nurturing, support, and advocacy. For people to feel that they can safely report what actually happened and happens in a system, trust and confidence can never be sacrificed to other interests.

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  • Authors:
    • Connell, L J
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • Accession Number: 00987424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309092167
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM