Qualitative methods for assessing risk

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The purpose of this document is to describe a qualitative risk assessment process that supplements the requirements of DOE/AL 5481.1B. Although facility managers have a choice of assessing risk either quantitatively or qualitatively, trade offs are involved in making the most appropriate choice for a given application. The results that can be obtained from a quantitative risk assessment are significantly more robust than those results derived from a qualitative approach. However, the advantages derived from quantitative risk assessment are achieved at a greater expenditure of money, time and convenience. This document provides the elements of a framework for performing a ... continued below

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Mahn, J.A.; Hannaman, G.W. & Kryska, P. March 1, 1995.

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  • Mahn, J.A. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Hannaman, G.W. Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)
  • Kryska, P. Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The purpose of this document is to describe a qualitative risk assessment process that supplements the requirements of DOE/AL 5481.1B. Although facility managers have a choice of assessing risk either quantitatively or qualitatively, trade offs are involved in making the most appropriate choice for a given application. The results that can be obtained from a quantitative risk assessment are significantly more robust than those results derived from a qualitative approach. However, the advantages derived from quantitative risk assessment are achieved at a greater expenditure of money, time and convenience. This document provides the elements of a framework for performing a much less costly qualitative risk assessment, while retaining the best attributes of quantitative methods. The approach discussed herein will; (1) provide facility managers with the tools to prepare consistent, site wide assessments, and (2) aid the reviewers who may be tasked to evaluate the assessments. Added cost/benefit measures of the qualitative methodology include the identification of mechanisms for optimally allocating resources for minimizing risk in an expeditious, and fiscally responsible manner.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008438

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  • Joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) pressure vessels and piping conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-27 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95008438
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0320C
  • Report No.: CONF-950740--20
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/71621 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 54270
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696053

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Mahn, J.A.; Hannaman, G.W. & Kryska, P. Qualitative methods for assessing risk, article, March 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696053/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.