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Safety Engineering and Risk Management Debate 2012
This is the discussion blog for the MSc course "Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts" lectured at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. This course is a core module for the following Postgraduate Taught Programmes:
1. Subsea Engineering; 2. Renewable Energy; 3. Oil and Gas Engineering; 4. Safety and Reliability Engineering
Since this blog is very congested now, you are encouraged to post on sub-blogs for each topic chosen.
Discussion Topic 1: Rank top ten severe accidents in energy sector
Discussion Topic 2: Is nuclear power safe for humans and the environment?
Discussion Topic 3: Is fracking for shale gas safe and without damage to community environment? Should it be banned?
Discussion Topic 4: If the Piper Alpha disaster occurred today, discuss the current safety legislative regime that will apply.
Discussion Topic 5: In recent years, millions of solar panels have been placed on roofs around the world. Discuss how safe are they? Discuss the hidden pollution caused by solar panels.
Discussion Topic 6: Discuss safety in wind energy.
Discussion Topic 7: Discuss safety considerations in wave energy system.
Discussion Topic 8: Subsea integrity and reliability management
Discussion Topic 9: Safety and risk management in oil and gas industry
Discussion Topic 10: ONGC Mumbai High Accident (July 27, 2005 @ West Coast of India
Discussion Topic 11: Why is the FAR and SIR measures of fatality considered poor measures from the organisation perpective
Discussion Topic 12: Post Macondo underwater technology
Discussion Topic 13: Safety, Reliability and Integrity Mangement Processes and the Human Factor effect
Discussion Topic 14: Discuss safety in biofuels
Discussion Topic 15: Carbon emissions trading: How viable?
Discussion Topic 16: Global dimming and Global warming, hazardous effect of green house gases on our planet earth
Discussion Topic 17: Should Arctic drilling activities be halted until the Safety and Technology are improved?
Discussion Topic 18: The perceived conflict between safety and production
Discussion Topic 19: The April 16, 1947 Texas city fire disaster
Discussion Topic 20: ALARP concept and health and safety of personel, equipments and the work environment. Friends or foe.
Discussion Topic 21: Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of a system is important. What are the methods in place to assess the SIL of any system?
Discussion Topic 22: The role of safety in view of world energy forecast: striking a future balance
Discussion Topic 23: Implication of the offshore industry toward "zero harmful discharge"
Discussion Topic 24: Safety in Hydropower
Discussion Topic 25: The constant struggle between HSE legislation and human stupidity
Discussion Topic 26: The dangers associated with young and inexperienced workers in the workplace
Discussion Topic 27: Geothermal Energy a clean, safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy source
Discussion Topic 28: Your view on iMechanica Safety Engineering and Risk Management Debate
Discussion Topic 29: Tackling occupational hazards in developing countries
Discussion Topic 30: Extending the life of pipeline in the North Sea what are the Safety & Risk challenge
Discussion Topic 31: Prescriptive case, Safety case and the furture of Legislation
Discussion Topic 32: Decommissioning of aged Platforms and Pipelines in the North Sea - Risks and Challenges
Discussion Topic 33: Discuss the future of Biomass as an Alternative Source of Energy- Risks and Challenges
Discussion Topic 34: Can the application of Redundancy Increase Safety and Reliability in the oil and gas industry?
Discussion Topic 35: A different approach to the basic R = P x C formula
Discussion Topic 36: Deep Sea Disposal of Oil and Gas Installations – Acceptable risk
Discussion Topic 37: Reliability in the wake of a mega-stor
Discussion Topic 38: Lessons- how are these capture
Discussion Topic 39: Proposed EU regulation on offshore oil and gas safet
Discussion Topic 40: Does the value placed on human life have an effect on safet
Discussion Topic 41: MyAberdeen versus iMechanica
Discussion Topic 42: Potential and Safety Issues concerning Biogas
Discussion Topic 43: Unsafe acts/conditions during routine tasks in platforms/offshore and how to avoid them
Discussion Topic 44: Inherent safety in process safety management – a practical approach
Discussion Topic 45: Managing the risks and issues associated with a depleting reservoir
Discussion Topic 46: Is it safe to leave the abandoned oil and and gas wells?
Discussion Topic 47: Effectiveness of using RBD, FTA, ETA and Bayesian network in modelling failure of equipments in the industry
Discussion Topic 49: Safety issues during drilling operations
Discussion Topic 50: Shale Gas Harmful or not, Economical or not
Discussion Topic 51: Energy landscape of the future and the risks associate
Discussion Topic 52: Human Factors in Process Safety
Discussion Topic 53: Health, safety, environmental and cost issues regarding operation, disposal, and re-use of decommisioned plants
Discussion Topic 54: Quality Assurance/Control -the influence on Safety
Discussion Topic 55: Can the applications of Ergonomics Improve Work Place Health and Safety?
Discussion Topic 56: How safe is using a Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) in an offshore platform or Helicopter Travel?
Discussion Topic 57: Why did macondo happen and changes it brought to health and safety laws
Discussion Topic 58: Discuss the safety and environmental issues of unconventional crude oil exploration
Discussion Topic 59: Discuss the Strategy of Fire Safety and Prevention in Offshore Installation
Discussion Topic 60: Discuss the Prevention of Slips, Trips and fall in the work place
Discussion Topic 61: Reactive Hazards
Discussion Topic 62: Discuss the Emergency Water Landing in the North Sea
Discussion Topic 63: Discuss the risks and challenges involved in working in a confined space.
Discussion Topic 64: Discuss the risks and challenges involved in simultanous operations or co-activities in Oil and Gas activities.
Discussion Topic 65: Excavation Work in Onshore Pipeline Crowded Areas - Risks and challenges
Discussion Topic 66: Discuss the risks and challenges involved in working at heights
Discussion Topic 67: Discuss the safety aspects associated with using divers in offshore operations
Discussion Topic 68: Discuss Body Mechanics and use of Tools in an Offshore Drilling Platform
Discussion Topic 69: The essence of performing FMEA and FMECA in Safety and Risk Management
Discussion Topic 70: Take a break, relax
You are welcome to initiate new discussion topics. If you are a student in my class “Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts” and want to start a new discussion topic, you can do the following:
1. post a new blog entry on iMechanica of your proposed discussion topic;
2. email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the blog address;
3. then I will setup the link between the main discussion blog here and your blog.
People from outside of the class are very welcome to join our debate!