RMIT University’s Associate Professor Jan Hayes and Adjunct Professor Andrew Hopkins are generating widespread interest with their latest publication.
In 2010, two major pipeline failures occurred in the US as a result of serious flaws in the organisational management and operation of hazardous facilities.
The organisational safety lessons from these incidents are the subject of a new book by Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety member Associate Professor Jan Hayes and Adjunct Professor Andrew Hopkins from RMIT’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management.
Their book, titled Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management, has attracted much interest in Australia and the US. It has been featured in key industry magazines, including Utility Innovations, a publication of the National Safety Council; and OHS Professional, the magazine of the Safety Institute of Australia.
Findings of the research and a review of the book have also been published in Process Safety Progress, a publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
To access a copy of the book, please visit the publisher’s website.