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Assessment of risk of potential exposures on facilities industries; Estimativa do risco de exposicao potencial em instalacoes industriais

Abstract

This work develops a model to evaluate potential exposures on open facilities of industrial radiography in Brazil. This model will decisively contribute to optimize operational, radiological protection and safety procedures, to prevent radiation accidents and to reduce human errors in industrial radiography. The probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) methodology was very useful to assess potential exposures. The open facilities of industrial radiography were identified as the scenario to be analyzed in what concerns the evaluation of potential exposures, due to their high accidents indices. The results of the assessment of potential exposures confirm that the industrial radiography in Brazil is a high-risk practice as classified by the IAEA. The risk of potential exposure was estimated to be 40,5 x 10{sup -2} per year in Brazil, having as main consequences injuries to the workers' hands and arms. In the world scene, the consequences are worst, leading to fatalities of people, thus emphasizing the high risk of industrial radiography. (author)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 2007
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
INIS-BR-4870
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.); 44 refs., 28 tabs., 16 figs
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; IAEA; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION INJURIES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RISK ASSESSMENT
OSTI ID:
21164004
Research Organizations:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE)
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: BR0947862040530
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
BRN
Size:
127 pages
Announcement Date:
Jun 02, 2009

Citation Formats

Leocadio, Joao Carlos. Assessment of risk of potential exposures on facilities industries; Estimativa do risco de exposicao potencial em instalacoes industriais. Brazil: N. p., 2007. Web.
Leocadio, Joao Carlos. Assessment of risk of potential exposures on facilities industries; Estimativa do risco de exposicao potencial em instalacoes industriais. Brazil.
Leocadio, Joao Carlos. 2007. "Assessment of risk of potential exposures on facilities industries; Estimativa do risco de exposicao potencial em instalacoes industriais." Brazil.
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title = {Assessment of risk of potential exposures on facilities industries; Estimativa do risco de exposicao potencial em instalacoes industriais}
author = {Leocadio, Joao Carlos}
abstractNote = {This work develops a model to evaluate potential exposures on open facilities of industrial radiography in Brazil. This model will decisively contribute to optimize operational, radiological protection and safety procedures, to prevent radiation accidents and to reduce human errors in industrial radiography. The probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) methodology was very useful to assess potential exposures. The open facilities of industrial radiography were identified as the scenario to be analyzed in what concerns the evaluation of potential exposures, due to their high accidents indices. The results of the assessment of potential exposures confirm that the industrial radiography in Brazil is a high-risk practice as classified by the IAEA. The risk of potential exposure was estimated to be 40,5 x 10{sup -2} per year in Brazil, having as main consequences injuries to the workers' hands and arms. In the world scene, the consequences are worst, leading to fatalities of people, thus emphasizing the high risk of industrial radiography. (author)}
place = {Brazil}
year = {2007}
month = {Mar}
}