Determining risks for hazardous material operations

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Integrated Safety Management (ISM) is structured to manage and control work at the activity level. Fundamental to ISM is that all work will be performed safely while meeting the applicable institutional-, facility-, and activity-level expectations. High and medium initial risk activities require certain levels of independent peer and/or Environmental, Health & Safety subject matter expert reviews prior to authorization. A key responsibility of line management and chemical workers is to assign initial risk adequately, so that the proper reviews are obtained. Thus, the effectiveness of an ISM system is largely dependent upon the adequacy and accuracy of this initial risk ... continued below

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Cournoyer, M. E. (Cournoyer, Michael E.) & Dare, J. H. (Jeffrey H.) January 1, 2002.

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Integrated Safety Management (ISM) is structured to manage and control work at the activity level. Fundamental to ISM is that all work will be performed safely while meeting the applicable institutional-, facility-, and activity-level expectations. High and medium initial risk activities require certain levels of independent peer and/or Environmental, Health & Safety subject matter expert reviews prior to authorization. A key responsibility of line management and chemical workers is to assign initial risk adequately, so that the proper reviews are obtained. Thus, the effectiveness of an ISM system is largely dependent upon the adequacy and accuracy of this initial risk determination. In the following presentation, a Risk Determination Model (RDM) is presented for physical, health and ecological hazards associated with materials. Magnitude of exposure (Le., dose or concentration), frequency, duration, and quantity are the four factors most difficult to capture in a research and development setting. They are factored into the determination, as a function of the quantity of material. Quantity and magnitude of exposure components are simplified by using boundary criteria. This RDM will promote conformity and consistency in the assignment of risk to hazardous material activities. In conclusion, the risk assessors (line manager and chemical worker) should be capable of more accurately assessing the risk of exposure to a specific chemical with regard to the employee, public, and the environment.

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  • Submitted to: Proceedings from PSAM 6, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, 23-28 June, 2002

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-0378
  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-378
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc934262

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Cournoyer, M. E. (Cournoyer, Michael E.) & Dare, J. H. (Jeffrey H.). Determining risks for hazardous material operations, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc934262/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.