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Author Hopkins, Andrew, 1945-

Title Disastrous decisions : the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico blowout / by Andrew Hopkins
Published North Ryde, N.S.W. : CCH Australia, 2012
North Ryde, N.S.W. : CCH Australia, [2012]


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Description viii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Tunnel vision engineering -- Chapter 3. Confirmation bias: the well integrity test -- Chapter 4. Falling dominos: the failure of defence-in-depth -- Chapter 5. The meaning of safety -- Chapter 6. Choosing the right measures and making them matter -- Chapter 7. Organisational structure -- Chapter 8. Learning -- Chapter 9. Management walk-arounds -- Chapter 10. Regulation -- Chapter 11. Some popular accounts of the Macondo accident -- Chapter 12. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. The decision tree -- Appendix 2. The BP risk matrix
Summary Takes the reader into the realm of human and organisational factors that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. This event resulted in the loss of 11 lives, the sinking of the rig and untold damage to the environment. It is important to know what people did, but even more important to know why they did it. Hopkins from ANU
Analysis Australian
Environmental & Heritage Law (Australia)
Occupational health & safety (Australia)
Organisational theory & behaviour (Australia)
Notes Reprinted January 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
Subject BP (Firm)
British Petroleum Company.
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010.
Decision making.
Emergency management -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Environmental disasters -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Industrial accidents -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of -- Management.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Accidents -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Management.
Author CCH Australia Limited.
LC no. 2012494683
ISBN 9781921948770 (paperback)