Best Practices for Facility Siting Study – Planning for Success
Facility siting studies (FSSs) are recommended or required by most regulatory bodies to analyze impacts from events resulting in explosion, fire, or toxic impacts to onsite and/or offsite personnel. This BakerRisk Best Practice document provides general guidance for performing an FSS to ensure that the consequences or risks to people posed by facility operations are thoroughly, accurately, and defensibly quantified and allow consequences or risks to be minimized to the extent practical. The studies can be conducted based solely on the consequences from the maximum credible events (MCEs) or risks, which consider the likelihood of the events and the number of people who may be adversely impacted by the events. Determining potential consequences and/or risks posed by facility operations is a necessary step in the process of developing a comprehensive safety plan.