COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IN DESIGN FOR SAFETY

DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2004
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Fargnoli, M.; Ragone, E.; Tronci, M.
Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN
Page(s): 1015 - 1020

Abstract

Since the beginning of 90's the European community has been committed to facing problems related to Machine Safety issuing new laws and standards aimed to reduce risks in workplaces. In spite of this new approach towards Machine Safety and huge technical and technological progress achieved in recent years, the number of accidents related to machine malfunctioning or an improper use of machines and safety devices continues growing more and more every year. The goal of the research carried out collaborating with the Italian Institute for Prevention and Safety, was to define a Methodical Design Approach aimed at the evaluation and improvement Safety of MSs with acceptable Costs, in accordance with the recent EC Directives.

Keywords: safety, cost benefit analysis, design methodology, legislation

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