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Offshore Safety Assessment and Safety-Based Decision-Making—The Current Status and Future Aspects

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J. Wang

School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK

O. Kieran

Offshore Safety Division, Health and Safety Executive, London SE1 9HS, UK

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 122(2), 93-99 (Aug 18, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533730 History: Received October 15, 1998; Revised August 18, 1999
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Relationships between some offshore safety regulations
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Information flow diagram for safety assessment approaches
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A hierarchy of subjective fuzzy safety modeling
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A fuzzy safety-based design/operation option ranking framework
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The optimization results based on PRA
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Ranking of the design options based on subjective fuzzy safety assessment

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