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  • Main Title Qualitative methods for assessing risk


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


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 28 p.


  • Keyword: Public Health
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Keyword: Reporting Requirements
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Occupational Safety
  • Keyword: Risk Assessment
  • STI Subject Categories: 56 Biology And Medicine, Applied Studies


  • Conference: 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


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


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


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