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Document ID (ISN)52803
CIS number 89-1831
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suokas J., Kakko R.
Title On the problems and future of safety and risk analysis
Bibliographic information Mar. 1989, Vol.21, No.2, p.105-124. Illus. 83 ref.
Abstract A review on the problems with the identification of hazards and assessing the risks is first presented. Special emphasis is given to the critical evaluation of the problems with the gas dispersion modelling. Ideas and attempts for avoiding the existing problems and for improving the cost/benefit relation of safety analysis are then discussed. These include the use of computer support and knowledge engineering, validation of methods and models, analysis of human and organisational factors, and evaluation of the quality of safety analysis. Finally, the European legislation concerning safety analysis is shortly discussed.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; safety analysis
Descriptors (secondary) computer applications; theoretical analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation