Accession Number:

ADA513666

Title:

Risk Trade-Off Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INC MAGNA UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The objective of a riskcost trade-off analysis is to aid the decision making process as risk mitigating measures and associated costs are considered. A riskcost trade-off analysis is most effective when used in conjunction with a process hazards analysis PHA that accurately focuses on critical and credible failure scenarios. Three methods are presented for determining the break-even value for risk reduction costs. Selection of one of the methods depends on the criticality of the failure scenario and the precision required. Risk reduction cost that is less than the break-even value will increase a companys annual cash flow and return on investment. Each method is outlined and associated limitations discussed. Appropriate hazards analysis and riskcost trade-off analysis ensure that a companys resources are spent in the areas that are most important for the protection of employees, the public, and the environment while maximizing cost effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE