Risk Assessment

A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks

Author: Georgi Popov,Bruce K. Lyon,Bruce Hollcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119220912

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 617

Covers the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizes taking a practical approach in the application of the techniques Written as a primer for students and employed safety professionals covering the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizing a practical approach in the application of the techniques Each chapter is developed as a stand-alone essay, making it easier to cover a subject Includes interactive exercises, links, videos, and downloadable risk assessment tools Addresses criteria prescribed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for safety programs

Operational Risk Management

A Practical Approach to Intelligent Data Analysis

Author: Ron S. Kenett,Yossi Raanan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 3985

Models and methods for operational risks assessment and mitigation are gaining importance in financial institutions, healthcare organizations, industry, businesses and organisations in general. This book introduces modern Operational Risk Management and describes how various data sources of different types, both numeric and semantic sources such as text can be integrated and analyzed. The book also demonstrates how Operational Risk Management is synergetic to other risk management activities such as Financial Risk Management and Safety Management. Operational Risk Management: a practical approach to intelligent data analysis provides practical and tested methodologies for combining structured and unstructured, semantic-based data, and numeric data, in Operational Risk Management (OpR) data analysis. Key Features: The book is presented in four parts: 1) Introduction to OpR Management, 2) Data for OpR Management, 3) OpR Analytics and 4) OpR Applications and its Integration with other Disciplines. Explores integration of semantic, unstructured textual data, in Operational Risk Management. Provides novel techniques for combining qualitative and quantitative information to assess risks and design mitigation strategies. Presents a comprehensive treatment of "near-misses" data and incidents in Operational Risk Management. Looks at case studies in the financial and industrial sector. Discusses application of ontology engineering to model knowledge used in Operational Risk Management. Many real life examples are presented, mostly based on the MUSING project co-funded by the EU FP6 Information Society Technology Programme. It provides a unique multidisciplinary perspective on the important and evolving topic of Operational Risk Management. The book will be useful to operational risk practitioners, risk managers in banks, hospitals and industry looking for modern approaches to risk management that combine an analysis of structured and unstructured data. The book will also benefit academics interested in research in this field, looking for techniques developed in response to real world problems.

Mastering Operational Risk

A practical guide to understanding operational risk and how to manage it

Author: Tony Blunden,John Thirlwell

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273748823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 2414

Operational risk is a constant concern for all businesses. It goes far beyond operations and process to encompass all aspects of business risk, including strategic and reputational risks. Within financial services, it became codified by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in the 1990s. It is something that needs to be taken seriously by all those involved in running, managing and leading companies. Mastering Operational Risk is a comprehensive guide which takes you from the basic elements of operational risk, through to its advanced applications. Focusing on practical aspects, the book gives you everything you need to help you understand what operational risk is, how it affects you and your business and provides a framework for managing it. Mastering Operational Risk: Shows you how to make the business case for operational risk, and how to develop effective company-wide policies Covers the essential basic concepts through to advanced managements practices Uses examples and case studies which cover the pitfalls and explains how to avoid them Provides scenario analysis and modelling techniques for you to apply to your business Operational risk arises in all businesses. It is a broad term and can relate to internal processes, people, and systems, as well as external events. All listed companies, charities and the public sector must make risk judgements and assessments and company managers have an increasing responsibility to ensure that these assessments are robust and that risk management is at the heart of their organisations. In this practical guide, Tony Blunden and John Thirlwell, recognised experts in risk management, show you how to manage operational risk and show why operational risk management really will add benefits to your business. Mastering Operational Risk includes: The business case for operational risk Risk and control assessment How to use operational risk indicators Reporting operational risk Modelling and stress-testing operational risk Business continuity and insurance Managing people risk Containing reputational damage

The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications

Author: Phil Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317518314

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 4437

The ISM Code has been mandatory for almost every commercial vessel in the world for more than a decade and nearly two decades for high risk vessels, yet there is very little case law in this area. Consequently, there remains a great deal of confusion about the potential legal and insurance implications of the Code. This third edition represents a major re-write and addresses significant amendments that were made to the ISM Code on 1st July 2010 and 1st January 2015. This book provides practitioners with a practical overview of, and much needed guidance on, the potential implications of failing to implement the requirements of the Code. It will be hugely valuable to DPAs, managers of ship operating companies, ship masters, maritime lawyers and insurance claims staff.

A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management

Author: Bruce Newsome

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324850

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 9221

A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management is the first book to introduce the full spectrum of security and risks and their management. Author and field expert Bruce Newsome helps readers learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and generally manage security and risks from the personal to the operational. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills they need, including analytical skills, basic mathematical methods for calculating risk in different ways, and more artistic skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them. Organized into 16 brief chapters, the book shows readers how to: analyze security and risk; identify the sources of risk (including hazards, threats, and contributors); analyze exposure and vulnerability; assess uncertainty and probability; develop an organization’s culture, structure, and processes congruent with better security and risk management; choose different strategies for managing risks; communicate and review; and manage security in the key domains of operations, logistics, physical sites, information, communications, cyberspace, transport, and personal levels.

A Practical Guide to Security Assessments

Author: Sudhanshu Kairab

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203507230

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 724

The modern dependence upon information technology and the corresponding information security regulations and requirements force companies to evaluate the security of their core business processes, mission critical data, and supporting IT environment. Combine this with a slowdown in IT spending resulting in justifications of every purchase, and security professionals are forced to scramble to find comprehensive and effective ways to assess their environment in order to discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, and to develop cost-effective solutions that show benefit to the business. A Practical Guide to Security Assessments is a process-focused approach that presents a structured methodology for conducting assessments. The key element of the methodology is an understanding of business goals and processes, and how security measures are aligned with business risks. The guide also emphasizes that resulting security recommendations should be cost-effective and commensurate with the security risk. The methodology described serves as a foundation for building and maintaining an information security program. In addition to the methodology, the book includes an Appendix that contains questionnaires that can be modified and used to conduct security assessments. This guide is for security professionals who can immediately apply the methodology on the job, and also benefits management who can use the methodology to better understand information security and identify areas for improvement.

A Short Guide to Fraud Risk

Fraud Resistance and Detection

Author: Helenne Doody,Mr Martin Samociuk,Mr Nigel Iyer

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409458717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 9421

A Short Guide to Fraud Risk is for: ∗ anyone who needs to better understand fraud risks, either company-wide, or in a specific business unit; ∗ directors and managers who would like to add value by building fraud resistance into their organization and to demonstrate to shareholders, regulators or other stakeholders that they are managing fraud risks, rather than just reacting to incidents; ∗ regulators, auditors and compliance professionals who need to assess the effectiveness of an organisation's fraud prevention measures. The book gives a concise but thorough introduction to the risk of fraud based on a six-element strategy. It includes practical steps to assess and treat fraud risks across an organisation, including those relating to executive directors. It also provides practical steps to develop fraud awareness across an organisation and how to implement an effective fraud detection and incident management program. The application of the principles is illustrated with example documents and numerous case studies aimed at assisting the reader to implement either individual elements or a complete fraud risk management strategy.

A Practical Guide to the Interpretation of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests

Author: William Kinnear,John Blakely

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006858

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2271

Maximum oxygen uptake during exercise is one of the best predictors of operative mortality and of prognosis in chronic cardiac or respiratory disease. Cardio-pulmonary exercise (CPEX) tests are therefore an increasingly common component of pre-operative assessment and the management of patients with chronic cardiopulmonary problems. Part of the Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library (ORML) series, this pocketbook guides clinicians through the parameters measured in CPEX testing so that they can understand the underlying physiology and are able to interpret the results. Clinical scenarios, common patterns, key points, and practical tips all make this book easy to follow, even for those readers who have little prior knowledge of the subject.

Managing Health and Safety in the Dental Practice

A Practical Guide

Author: Jane Bonehill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390315

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4505

The main purpose of this book is to provide clear, straightforward information about the key requirements relating to health and safety in dental practices, with a practical and user-friendly approach to help manage these issues on a day-to-day basis. It assists practice managers, dentists, dental nurses and other team members in making health and safety 'second nature' by integrating it into their usual routine - thereby preventing accidents, addressing unacceptable working practices, and maintaining professional standards in order to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the protection of employees and patients. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all major topics, from the handling of hazardous substances to the management of medical emergencies. Each chapter includes: A tab for ease of reference A bulleted list outlining the scope of the chapter A list of figures An introduction to the subject and its relevance to the dental practice A list of key legislation relating to the subject The subject content broken down into sub-headings A summary to help reflection and recollection An action check list to measure against existing working practices frequently asked questions to assist in practical application Each topic is covered with specific reference to dental practice needs, with all the necessary detail but no excessive technicality. Ultimately, this book shows how a healthy and safe workplace is eminently achievable.

Dynamic Risk Assessment

The Practical Guide to Making Risk-Based Decisions with the 3-Level Risk Management Model

Author: Stephen Asbury,Edmund Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317937562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 3800

Dynamic Risk Assessment is the key tool to support a holistic risk management framework. This book aims to help employers, managers and staff alike to understand how they can effectively integrate dynamic risk assessment into business management processes and systems to improve safety. With tips, examples and solutions throughout, this multi-disciplinary text delivers an effective and comprehensive approach to help you to understand how dynamic risk assessment (DRA) can be integrated into predictive (PRA) and strategic risk assessments (SRA) to enhance your organization’s effectiveness. The 3-Level Risk Management Model fully supports and complements the systematic ‘five steps to risk assessment’ process A multi-disciplinary approach to dynamic risk assessment that covers workers operating in teams and those working alone within the public, private and third sectors Contains practical examples, tips and case studies drawn from a wide range of organizations The book comes with access to downloadable materials from an accompanying website at: www.routledge.com/cw/dynamic-risk-assessment

Mastering the ACI Dealing Certificate

A Practical Guide to the ACI Education Level 1 Sylabus and Examination

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273661078

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7509

This book will provide all the information you need to pass the ACI Dealing Certificate examination, and master the money markets.

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Handling and Disposal of Chemicals

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies Press


Category: Science

Page: 427

View: 6236

Updates and combines two publications, Prudent Practices for Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories (1981) and Prudent Practices for Disposal of Chemicals from Laboratories (1983). Explore the current culture of laboratory safety and provides an updated guide to federal regulations. Organized

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780419243700

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 2553

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Enterprise Risk Management Best Practices

From Assessment to Ongoing Compliance

Author: Anne M. Marchetti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470917407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 5759

High-level guidance for implementing enterprise risk managementin any organization A Practical Guide to Risk Management shows organizations how toimplement an effective ERM solution, starting with seniormanagement and risk and compliance professionals working togetherto categorize and assess risks throughout the enterprise. Detailedguidance is provided on the key risk categories, includingfinancial, operational, reputational, and strategic areas, alongwith practical tips on how to handle risks that overlap acrosscategories. Provides high-level guidance on how to implement enterpriserisk management across any organization Includes discussion of the latest trends and bestpractices Features the role of IT in ERM and the tools that are availablein both assessment and on-going compliance Discusses the key challenges that need to be overcome for asuccessful ERM initiative Walking readers through the creation of ERM architecture andsetting up on-going monitoring and assessement processes, this isan essential book for every CFO, controller and IT manager.

The Operational Auditing Handbook

Auditing Business and IT Processes

Author: Andrew Chambers,Graham Rand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470662115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 900

View: 2985

Never out of print since 1997, and substantially updated for this second edition, The Operational Auditing Handbook has earned an international reputation as a hands-on, practical manual for internal auditors and managers to enable them to carry out audits and reviews of a wide range of business activities including: Finance and accounting Sarbanes-Oxley compliance Purchasing Operations and production Marketing and sales Distribution Personnel and management development Research and development Information technology Security Environmental responsibility Subsidiaries and remote operating units The Operational Auditing Handbook clarifies the underlying issues, risks and objectives for a wide range of operations and activities and is a professional companion, with many checklists, for those who design self-assessment and audit programmes of business processes in all sectors. Reflecting the strategic importance of information technology today, this second edition is considerably expanded in this area with leading edge material. Other completely new material includes clear, authoritative guidance on how to achieve effective of governance, risk management and internal control processes.

Risk Culture

A Practical Guide to Building and Strengthening the Fabric of Risk Management

Author: E. Banks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 5202

Risk Culture is a practical volume devoted to the qualitative aspects of risk management, including those that should be firmly embedded in the corporate culture. Through descriptions, examples and case studies, the book analyzes weak and strong cultures and proposes a series of structural and behavioral actions to strengthen a company's culture.

Air Toxics and Risk Assessment

Author: Edward J. Calabrese,Elaina Kenyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873711654

Category: Nature

Page: 688

View: 5089

Unlike most books, this one actually does risk assessments for you for over 110 chemicals that are confirmed or probable air toxics. All chemicals are analyzed with a scientifically sound methodology-outlined in the book-to assess public health risk associated with exposure to air toxics. Methodology will allow you to properly handle all air toxic health concerns within a practical decision-free framework. This permits the application of methodology to any new chemical. Each chemical or compound is organized by synonym, molecular weight, molecular formula, AALG, occupational limits, drinking water limits, toxicity profile and indexed by CAS number, and synonyms.