Risk Assessment in Industry – A semi quantitative approach
Paper i proceeding, 2008

ABSTRACT: Safety issues are usually of primary importance in industries as accidents can have extremely severe consequences for the human, environment and the property. To provide a safe and efficient operation of an industrial complex, some demands should be fulfilled. These are: 1. Hazards and incident scenarios should be identified and eliminated, 2. Protective tools should be designed to minimise the effect of the accident, 3. Operators and personnel should be trained, and 4. A more effective rescue organisation should be provided. In this study which is focused on the first demands a safety model is presented to assess the risks in industry and minimise them to an acceptable level by applying an analytical procedure at semi quantitative level. It was found from the literature that analytical method accompanied by risk ranking matrix could be capable to identify the incident scenarios and level of risk in relation with each scenario. The reduction of the risk level could be achieved by providing appropriate safeguards and control. These efforts should be performed in the frame of a system safety. Copyright © SHO 2008

accident prevention

Keywords: Safety

semi quantitative risk assessment

risk ranking matrices


Mohammad Shahriari

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Proceedings of International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene SHO 2008, 7 and 8th February, Guimarães, Portugal



Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi