Product Liability Prevention

A Strategic Guide

Product Liability Prevention

Leading Expert in Product Liability Prevention Shows You How to Protect Your Company - and Improve Your Bottom Line! This is the first book to recognize the devastating effects product liability lawsuits can have on manufacturing corporations worldwide, and the necessity for organizations to understand all the elements of product liability prevention. Taking a proactive approach to describing how to put this type of quality program in place, the author demonstrates how an organization, even with its own non-legal staff, can join the fight against potential product liability actions, and win! Once initiated, the company will have not only gained a whole new level of awareness and education, but it will also have their own product liability teams and experts in place who will help them steer clear of any potential future problems. This new dimension of quality will lead to substantial improvements in many areas of any organization, significantly protect organizations from legal action, and help improve the bottom line. This book should be read by anyone who manufactures and sells products. Mr. Goodden demystifies and clearly explains the legal concepts that form the basis of product liability. By giving a manufacturer's employees easy to understand guidelines on how to start a product liability prevention program, establishing such a program should go a long way toward minimizing a manufacturer's potential liability. -- Kenneth Ross, Bowman and Brooke LLP.

Safety and Health for Engineers

Safety and Health for Engineers

Safety and Health for Engineers, 3rd Edition, addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, and techniques for managing safety decisions, as well as: Completely revises and updates all 38 chapters in the book New edition adds more than 110 stories and cases from practice to illustrate various topics or issues New topics on adapting to new safety concerns that arise from technology innovations; convergence of safety, health and environmental departments in many organizations; the concept of prevention through design; and emphasis on safety management systems and risk management and analysis Includes learning exercises and computational examples based on real world situations along with in-depth references for each chapter Includes a detailed solutions manual for academic adopters Covers the primary topics included in certification exams for professional safety, such as CSP/ASP

Product Liability

Product Liability

Presents opposing arguments on the subject of product liability, discussing whether or not federal liability laws are needed, the positive and negative effect of strict liability standards, and how courts should award damages.

Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2

Design, Instrumentation, and Controls

Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2

Full coverage of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation andcontrol in mechanical engineering This second volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbookcovers electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation and control, givingyou accessible and in-depth access to the topics you'll encounterin the discipline: computer-aided design, product design formanufacturing and assembly, design optimization, total qualitymanagement in mechanical system design, reliability in themechanical design process for sustainability, life-cycle design,design for remanufacturing processes, signal processing, dataacquisition and display systems, and much more. The book provides a quick guide to specialized areas you mayencounter in your work, giving you access to the basics of each andpointing you toward trusted resources for further reading, ifneeded. The accessible information inside offers discussions,examples, and analyses of the topics covered, rather than thestraight data, formulas, and calculations you'll find in otherhandbooks. Presents the most comprehensive coverage of the entirediscipline of Mechanical Engineering anywhere in four interrelatedbooks Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or assingle books Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Libraryand in electronic and custom formats Engineers at all levels will find Mechanical Engineers'Handbook, Volume 2 an excellent resource they can turn to forthe basics of electronics, MEMS, and instrumentation andcontrol.

Quality

Quality

One of the best ways to learn the fundamental concepts of statistical process control and quality assurance is through application. This book provides clear explanations of popular quality tools and techniques, insightful case studies, plentiful illustrations to support explanations, and subject matter relevant to the challenges faced by today's organizations. The examples, cases, and problems, have been carefully cultivated from real life experiences of people who apply quality assurance tools and techniques in their day-to-day work activities. Contributors represent a wide cross-section of industries including utilities, hospitals, manufacturing, government, services and building trades. Expanded coverage of Six Sigma and ISO/TS 16949./More detail about certifications and careers in quality./Updated industry-appropriate software./Enhanced coverage of the quality masters and their philosophies./An introduction to confidence intervals./Additional examples, cases and problems./Continued focus on learning through applications./Entertains the professional - Not cut and dry like a textbook. An excellent resource for anyone who is in business working with Six Sigma. Also, resourceful for a company doing internal training in the area of quality management. Not limited to manufacturing businesses - Can also be used in hospitals, logistics based companies, retail and banking - Any type of company where quality assurance is a priority.

Quality Management

Creating and Sustaining Organizational Effectiveness

Quality Management

Designed to enable readers to recognize the cornerstones of creating and sustaining organizational effectiveness, the First Edition is based on key quality initiatives including Six Sigma, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, ISO 9000, lean manufacturing, and value creation. This book explores how quality management has progressed from an emphasis on the management of quality to a focus on the quality of managing, operating, and integrating customer service, marketing, production, delivery, information, and finance areas throughout an organization's value chain. For professionals with a career or interest in business, engineering, engineering technology, and quality management.

Product Liability

Winning Strategies and Techniques

Product Liability

From the initial client interview through every step in building the case, this book provides hundreds of valuable ideas and tactics from the perspective of both plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel.

Six Sigma

Basic Tools and Techniques

Six Sigma

With a focus on training, "Six Sigma: Concepts, Tools and Techniques" captures the fundamentals of Six Sigma methodology and shows how to use its tools and techniques to improve customer satisfaction and business performance. Offering a practitioner's point of view, this book covers key topics such as leadership and strategic planning; creating a customer focus; quality function deployment; teams and teamwork; DMAIC problem-solving; measures and metrics; project management; statistical methods; control charts; design of experiments; reliability; failure modes and effects analysis; and lean manufacturing. Realistic industry examples support each topic and thoughtful take away tips make it an excellent industry reference. Focuses on key topics such as: *Leadership and Strategic Planning *Creating a Customer Focus, *Quality Function Deployment *Teams and Teamwork *DMAIC Problem-Solving *Measures and Metrics *Project Management *Statistical Methods *Control Charts *Design of Experiments *Reliability *Failure Modes and Effects Analysis *Lean Manufacturing. An excellent resource for anyone who is in business working with Six Sigma.

Failure analysis and prevention

Failure analysis and prevention

Annotation Intended for students and practitioners at all levels of experience, this hefty volume focuses on the root causes of failures and provides a framework for understanding their occurrence. It discusses the various aspects of failure and failure prevention, the methods of structural life assessment, and the principles, techniques, and tools of failure analysis. Also, specific sections address in detail the types of failures, including those related to corrosion, fractures, and wear. The Handbook Committee includes representatives of government and industry. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).