Author(s): K. Zánická Hollá, J. Ristvej & L. Šimák
Mankind has passed over a significant historical frontier, namely the expansion of
technological processes where hazardous substances are potential threats for
employees, the public, the environment and property and, therefore, it is there is an
inevitable need to pay increased attention to the occurrence of industrial accidents
and, mainly, their prevention.
The area of safety of technical and technological
systems is very closely connected, not only with the reliability of the processes but
it has also wider linkages with regard to the technical, social, legal and other
There exist several systematic approaches, methods and techniques to
assess industrial processes and risks linked to these processes on the European
Union level and also on the national level of each member state.
We can mention
some basic systematic approaches – MOSAR, CPQRA, ARAMIS, PRA (PSA)
widely used in this area.
However, according to analyst’s needs, they usually miss
the structured and systematic approach of how to complete the risk assessment in
steps and what the content of each of these steps is.
The main focus of this paper is
to discuss the theoretical aspects of risk assessment in industrial processes and to
show the possible approach of a structured and systematic method with support of
logical diagrams to fulfil all tasks concerning the industrial accident assessment.
Last but not least we present the research activities of the Department of Crisis
Management, University of Žilina in Žilina, Slovakia.
risk assessment, industrial processes, industrial accident assessment.
We have passed over the significant historical frontier and entered the third
millennium which has been given many attributes by the prominent personalities
of our era.
We are speaking about the information society, however, on the other
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RISK100111
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