Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology

Volume 6, Issue 4 (December 2016)

ISSN Print: 2162-5999   ISSN Online: 2162-6006

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Application of a Configurable Model for Risk Assessment in the Work Sites

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DOI: 10.4236/ojsst.2016.64009    3,833 Downloads   5,655 Views  Citations


This paper presents a configurable model for occupational risk analysis, supported in decision matrix risk assessment with variable indexes dimensions and weightings. The formulation proposed seeks to overcome typical limitations such as range compression effect, mistakenly over classification of smaller risks and subjective input information. Also it allows its customization for each type of risk as a function of input information available in order to minimize subjectivity, while normalizing output for the calculated risk levels with a percent scale. This approach facilitates the implementation of models built to go along with the life of installations with periodically updates to fulfill accumulated data. To avoid discontinuation of procedures and practices implemented in the organizations, the model also enables the easy incorporation of risk assessment and control procedures based on risk classification matrixes, already in use regardless of their size and sector of activity.

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Nunes, F. (2016) Application of a Configurable Model for Risk Assessment in the Work Sites. Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, 6, 99-125. doi: 10.4236/ojsst.2016.64009.

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