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Unformatted text preview: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/ OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AND SAFETY Course MIME 221 Engineering Disasters Engineering Disasters Perhaps disaster is too strong a word to apply to some of the engineering projects. Engineering Disasters Engineering Disasters Perhaps disaster is too strong a word to apply to some of the engineering projects. Consider the Challenger disaster, for example. Consider the Challenger disaster, for example. Few would argue the NASA's the Shuttle Program Few would argue the NASA's the Shuttle Program has not been been extremely successful, even has not been been extremely successful, even with the incredible, even unbelievable,set back of with the incredible, even unbelievable,set back of the loss of the Challenger the loss of the Challenger Challenger Challenger Engineering Disasters Engineering Disasters what of Apollo 13 what of Apollo 13 ? ? Is it not possible to argue that the safe return of the Apollo 13 astronauts was an engineering triumph? The fact that the mission's objectives were unfulfilled doesn't diminish the engineering designs, and real-time engineering work that resulted in recovery of the crew. Engineering Disasters Engineering Disasters The Challenger disaster is a case in point. The Challenger disaster is a case in point. Some remind us that the Thiokol Some remind us that the Thiokol engineers recommended not flying the engineers recommended not flying the mission precisely because of the danger mission precisely because of the danger to the fuel cell o to the fuel cell o-- rings rings-- managers overrode...
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Disasters - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/...

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