Jan 7, 2014
Working Papers on the Safety Case Regulatory Model and its Attributes
During the CSB's investigation of the Macondo incident, the Board has reached out to experts in a variety of fields to understand the latest thinking and advances in major accident prevention, offshore petroleum engineering, risk management, organizational behavior, process safety indicators, corporate governance, and other safety topics relevant to Macondo.
The CSB also collaborated with former regulatory heads and those involved in the creation or transformation of offshore regulatory frameworks. Below we offer a selection of pertinent working papers and reference documents.
Additional materials will be added peridocially over the next several months as the CSB completes its investigation of the Macondo accident.
Qualified Risk Assessment (QRA) the HSE offshore experience - A personal perspective prepared by Ian Whewell former Director of Offshore Division
of The UK Health and Safety Executive for the US Chemical Safety Board
The Cost-Benefit Hurdle for Safety Case Regulation - A discussion paper prepared for the US Chemical Safety Board; by Andrew Hopkins, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Australian National University
Health and Safety Executive Safety Report Assessment Manual
Explaining “Safety Case”         Andrew Hopkins
Assessment Principles for Offshore Safety Cases (APOSC)
The Role of “Active Monitoring” for the Prevention of Major Accidents Peter Wilkinson, Noetic Group
The Use of Safety Cases in Certification and Regulation   Nancy Leveson, Aeronautics and Astronautics/Engineering Systems, MIT
The Use of Safety Cases in Certification and Regulation by Nancy Leveson – A Review by Peter Wilkinson         Peter Wilkinson, Noetic Group