System Safety Damage & Injury Assessment & Mitigation (DIAM)

Course Description

This course is intended to provide managers and system safety analysis reviewers with an overall understanding of hazard analysis methods.

Hazard analysis requires a clear understanding of sources of harm (hazards) inherent to a system.  The analysis should identify the energy sources within the system, their potential for harm, and the measures that can be used to reduce or eliminate such harm.  In this course, discussions are focused on underlying physical, chemical, and biological characteristics and effects and hazard control strategies.

The following hazards are specifically addressed: electrical hazards, electrostatic discharge, toxicity, kinetic hazards, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, thermal hazards, noise, fire and explosion, high pressure, etc.  We will introduce sophisticated mathematical models and methods that have been developed to estimate the level of impact of various hazardous conditions.  Specifically we will discuss methods for estimating the impact of fire and explosion, debris distribution from an explosion, and the release of hazardous substances.

Objectives: To provide an overall understanding of the methods and models used to estimate the damage and/or injury from specific hazards or hazardous conditions and options from mitigating such hazards.

Who Should Attend: Individuals who desire to gain a broad perspective of system safety hazard analysis for performance and/or review.

DIAM 24-2 (hybrid)
DIAM 25-1 (hybrid)
DIAM 25-2 (hybrid)
26 Feb-01 Mar 2024
19-23 Aug 2024
Spring 2025

Course Outline

  1. Overview of Hazards
  2. Specific discussions on each hazard type that includes:
    • Physical properties
    • Chemical properties
    • Biological impact
    • Barriers that can limit the level of harm
  3. The following hazard types will be addressed:
    • Fire and explosion
    • Blast waves in air
    • Debris field caused by a vessel explosion in the air
    • Electrical hazards
    • Electrostatic discharge
    • Kinetic energy hazards
    • Ionizing and Non-ionizing radiation hazards
    • Thermal hazards
    • Noise levels
    • High pressure

Prerequisite:  Attendees should have an engineering or hard science background.

CEU: 3.2

Course Duration: 4.5 Days

Tuition: $2,950 (July 2023 - June 2024); $TBD (July 2024 - July 2025)

Published on June 8th, 2017

Last updated on February 6th, 2024