Accession Number : ADP005367

Title :   Who is Afraid of Risk Criteria?

Corporate Author : BASLER (ERNST) AND PARTNERS ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Merz,Hans A.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In recent years risk analyses using numerical probability estimates and consequence forecasts for accidental events have become a widely accepted technique for dealing with safety problems in the explosives industry. Considerable effort is put into acquiring data for the technical part of such analyses. When it comes to discuss the acceptability of the numerical risk estimates, differing opinions and even confusion can be observed. This paper presents proposals for numericals risk criteria and their background.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *SAFETY, RISK, HAZARDS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, ESTIMATES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Safety Engineering
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE