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Advances in safety by design
Author(s): Magdy Akladios; Dianne McMullin; Paul E. Becker; Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Michael Carr; Paul Lobo
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Paper Abstract

New technologies that are used on remediation sites rarely undergo testing for safety and health-related impacts on the workforce and the community. A user friendly safety and health assessment tool for design evaluation can help assure the safety for operators and the public. The system involves identifying a number of technology elements, the hazards associated with them, potential human injuries associated with the technologies, and the way they were designed. The system suggests recommendations for controlling the hazards and evaluates the interaction of technology elements. During the first year, the system was prototyped to a small existing technology of very limited scope. It showed that design for safety can indeed be possible using computer-systems. The focus of the second year has been to expand the system to accommodate 10 commonly used pieces of technologies. The system was developed to be a work-in-progress design aid.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III, (13 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403669
Show Author Affiliations
Magdy Akladios, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Dianne McMullin, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Paul E. Becker, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Michael Carr, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Paul Lobo, West Virginia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4192:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Angappa Gunasekaran, Editor(s)

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