DR. NIR KEREN - SAFETY ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
STIR
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Contact Information

102 Industrial Education II
Iowa State Univeristy
Ames, IA 50010-3130
Phone: 515-295-2580
Fax: 515-294-1130
E-mail: nir@iastate.edu
Skype: keren_nir

Referred Articles

  1. Mills, A., L. M O'Neill, W. D. Seider, U. Oktem, and N. Keren, Consequence Modeling of Rare Events Using Accident Databases, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. In Print.  

  2. Keren, N., S. Anand, and M.S. Mannan, Calibrate Failure-Based Risk Assessment to Take into Account Chemical Processed in Equipment, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 19, 2006, pp 714-718.

  3. Keren, N., S.A. Freeman, and C.V. Schwab. 2006. Does SH&E education in high education institutes lead to a change in cognitive patterns among graduates? Journal of SH&E Research 3(2), http://www.asse.org/academicsjournal/documents /06summer_keren.pdf.

  4. K. Park, M.S. Mannan, Y-D. Jo, J-Y. Kim, N. Keren, Y. Wang. Incident Analysis of Bucheon LPG Filling Station - Pool Fire and BLEVE. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 137, no. 1, September 2006, pp. 62-67.

  5. #Sumit Anand, Nir Keren, Marietta J. Tretter, Yanjun Wang, T. Michael O’Connor, M. Sam Mannan. Harnessing Data Mining to Explore Incident Databases. Journal of Hazardous Material. 130, 33-41(2006).

  6. Mannan, M.S., H.H. West, K. Krishna, A.A. Aldeeb, N. Keren, S.R. Saraf, Y.-S. Liu, M. Gentile. The Legacy of Bhopal:  The Impact Over the Last 20 Years and Future Direction.  Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. vol. 18, no. 4-6, July-November 2005, pp. 218-224.

  7. Keren, N., H.H. West, and M.S. Mannan, Benchmarking of Emergency Preparedness and Response Practices in the Process Industry, Journal of Emergency Management. vol. 3, no. 3, May/June 2005, pp. 25-32.

  8. Nir Keren, Jaffee Arizon Suradin, Methods for Predicting Human Error Probability, Indonesian Journal of Process Safety, vol.1 no. 2., 3-13, December 2004.

  9. N. Keren, H. H. West, W. J. Rogers, J.P. Gupta, M.S. Mannan. Use of Failure Rate Databases and Process Safety Performance Measurements to Improve Process Safety. Journal of Hazardous Material. 104(2003).

  10. N. Keren, H.H. West, M.S. Mannan. Benchmarking MOC Practices in the Process Industry. Process Safety Progress. (6/2002).

Under Review

  1. Henning, J. B., Stufft, C. J., Payne, S. C., Bergman, M. E., Keren, N., & Mannan, M. S. (under review). The influence of individual differences on organizational safety attitudes. Safety Science.

  2. Lorenzo Cena, Nir Keren, Wen Li, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Michael D. Pawlovich, Steven A. Freeman, Evaluating the effect of highway bypass in Iowa on crash frequency and crash rate, to be submitted to Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Manuscripts in Preparation

  1. Carlos Samuel, Nir Keren, Mack C. Shelley, Steven A. Freeman, Frequency Analysis of Hazardous Material Transportation Incidents as a Function of Distance from Origin to Incident Location, to be submitted to the Journal of Hazardous Materials.

  2. Troy Mills, Nir Keren, Mack C. Shelley, Steven A. Freeman, Can Strength of Safety Climate Predict Safety Oriented Decision Making? to be submitted to the Journal of Decision Analysis.

  3. Lorenzo Cena, Nir Keren, Wen Li, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Michael D. Pawlovich, Steven A. Freeman, Evaluating the Effect of Highway Bypasses on Safety of Citizenry of Iowa Communities, , to be submitted to Journal of Safety Research..

  4. M. Sam Mannan, T. Michael O’Connor, and Nir Keren, Patterns and Trends in Injuries due to Chemicals based on OSHA Occupational Injury and Illness Statistics, Working Paper, to be submitted to the Journal of Environmental Medicine

  5. Nir Keren, Steve A. Freeman, Lorenzo Cena, and Charles V. Schwab, The Effect of Severity of Imminent Consequences on Information Acquisition Patterns and on choice in Decision Tasks, Working Paper, to be submitted to Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Book Chapters

  1. Emergency Planning chapter for the 3rd edition of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control. (Frank Lees) Butterworth Heinemann Pub.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Hidetoshi Nakayasu, Tetsuya Miyoshi, Nir Keren, and Patrick Patterson,  Measurement of Visual Attention and Useful Field of View during Driving Tasks in a Driving Simulator, Proceeding of the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA. August 2007.

  2. Lorenzo Cena, Nir Keren, Alicia Carriquiry, Steven Freeman, Michael Pawlovich, Effects of Highway Bypasses on Crashes in Iowa Communities, Proceeding of the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA. August 2007.

  3. Stufft C. L., Henning, J. B. Payne, S. C., Bergman, M. E., Keren, N., & Mannan, M. S. The influence of individual differences on organizational safety attitudes. Paper to be presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York. April 2007. Accepted.

  4. Y. Qiao, N. Keren, M. Sam Mannan, Optimum Route Selection for Hazardous Materials Transportation Incorporating Security and Cost-Effectiveness Considerations, Process Plant Safety Symposium, 2007 National American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting. Houston, TX, April 2007. Accepted.

  5. Mills, A., L. M O'Neill, W. D. Seider, U. Oktem, and N. Keren, Consequence Modeling of Rare Events Using Accident Databases, Proceeding of the Process 8th Process Plant Safety Symposium session of the spring 2006 National American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting. Orlando FA, April 2006.

  6. Y. Qiao, N. Keren, W. J. Rogers, M. Sam Mannan. Quantitative Risk Analysis for Hazardous Material Transportation. Proceeding of the Process Plant Safety Symposium session of the spring 2005 National American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting. Atlanta GA, April 2005.

  7. M. Sam Mannan, Harry H. West, Nir Keren, T. Mike O’Connor. Process Safety Issues for Small Business. Proceeding of the Hazard XVIII: Process Safety Sharing Best Practices symposium. Manchester, UK, November 2004.

  8. N. Keren, T. Michael O’Connor, M. Sam Mannan. Use of Incident Data Collection from Various Sources for Industrial Safety Performance Assessments. Annual Symposium of Reporting of Incidents and Accidents (IRIA03). Williamsburg, Virginia. September 2003.

  9. N. Keren, W. J. Rogers, M.S. Mannan. Chemical Plant Safety Performance Measurements. The Fourth Annual International Symposium of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Reed Arena, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October, 2001.

Technical Reports

  1. Evaluating the Effect of Highway Bypasses on Transportation Safety. October 2007.

  2. Human Reliability Analysis of the Newport Chemical Agent Demilitarization Facility.  Final Report. November 2004.

  3. Quantitative Risk Analysis of the Newport Chemical Agent Demilitarization Facility. Final Report. November 2004.

  4. Propane Industry Incident Data Collection: phases 3 & 4. Final Report. Submitted to the Propane Education and Research Council. November 2005.

  5. Propane Industry Incident Data Collection: phases 1 & 2. Final Report. Submitted to the Propane Education and Research Council. January 2003.