While we should view database-input information suspiciously, insights may nonetheless emerge. Joel Anderson recently compared the reported property damage costs with the reported release volumes in PHMSA data 2010 to 2018. spill vol vs prop damage cost This is just pipeline spills, excluding tanks, etc. Note this plot is log-log scale so small changes can equate […]
As monetization of risk becomes more mainstream, values must be assigned to the potential for human injury or fatality. The risk assessor need not generate values himself since such numbers are published in various sources. This includes values that have been used in US government decision-making for years. Here is some example guidance: VSL Guidance 2013 […]
Armed with a modern risk assessment, risk management becomes much more transparent and even exciting. Seeing cost/benefits of proposed risk reduction actions provides clarity and, often, some ‘ah-ha!’ moments. Please click this link to read the pdf file of this article.