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To study critically an operation, procedure, condition, event, or series of...

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Measure of atmospheric stability proportional to the vertical gradient of...

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An early (1982) quantitative risk assessment that evaluated the risks...

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A measure of human injury, environmental damage, or economic loss in terms...

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See Risk tolerance criteria.

The estimation of scenario, process, facility and/or organizational risk by...

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The process by which the results of a risk analysis (i.e., risk estimates)...

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A quantitative risk assessment methodology used for building siting...

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A risk assessment and management process that is focused on loss of...

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Lines that connect points of equal risk around the facility ("isorisk" lines...

Characteristic associated with a process that is expected to reduce the...

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A risk management system whereby an increasingly higher level of...

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Combining the estimated consequences and likelihood of all incident outcomes...

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Comparison of results of a qualitative or quantitative risk analysis...

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A qualitative or quantitative expression of the level of risk that an...

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Along with the probability that an event will occur (risk) are those factors...

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Along with the probability that an event will occur (risk) are those factors...

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The systematic application of management policies, procedures, and practices...

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EPA's accidental release prevention Rule, which requires covered facilities...

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A tabular approach for presenting risk tolerance criteria, typically...

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Ways of combining and expressing information on likelihood with the...

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Development, comparison, and selection of options to reduce risk to a...

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Objective-based risk criteria established as goals or guidelines for...

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The maximum level of risk of a particular technical process or activity that...

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A predetermined measure of risk used to aid decisions about whether further...

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The adjective, risk-based, is used to portray one or more risk attributes of...

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A systematic approach for identifying credible failure mechanisms and using...

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The Center for Chemical Process Safety's process safety management system...

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A flood resulting from an overflow of a river, stream or creek.

The spontaneous and sudden movement of a large mass of liquid from the...

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See KSt Value

A formal investigation method that attempts to identify and address the...

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Management system failures, such as faulty design or inadequate training...

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The lower part of the boundary layer, typically of depth a few Hr, where the...

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A process involving an exchange of samples intended to transfer analytical...

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Information regarding the route, including conditions of the infrastructure...

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