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Losing control: Why plants fail
D. Edwards,
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Issue: 744
Pages: 39 - 40
The effectiveness of inherently safer design (ISD) is discussed. There is an alternative philosophy of inherent safety or primary prevention, where the possibility of accidents is removed by the use of safer chemicals and operations. In ISD approach, hazards are identified early and then avoided or at least minimized. The principles of ISD were first enunciated by Trevor Kletz in 1974.
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