Accession Number : ADP000466

Title :   Risk Analysis - Grasping the Nettle,

Corporate Author : HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Watson,Reginald R.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This paper describes a recent problem where risk analysis enabled the British Government to formulate a compromise solution which avoided costly extreme courses of action. A major leisure centre had been built inside the Inhabited Building Distance of a busy explosives wharf. The paper indicates the techniques of the analysis and discusses ways to present data on casualties and damage in order to provide policy makers with a realistic basis for decisions.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Risk, Damage assessment, Buildings, Facilities, Range(Distance), Warehouses, Docks, Storage, Damage, Data acquisition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE