Development of an Instructional Program for Practicing Engineers HAZARD I Users. Final Report. July 12, 1990.
Development of an Instructional Program for Practicing
Engineers HAZARD I Users. Final Report. July 12, 1990.
Barnett, J. R.; Beyler, C. L.
NIST GCR 90-580; 161 p. August 1990.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-265315
computer models; fire statistics; hazard assessment;
manuals; safety factors; training
With the release of HAZARD I, a prototype hazard
assessment method and software, the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) has brought to the
fire protection engineering community a new generation
of hazard analysis capabilities. In order to help
HAZARD I users benefit from the software, Worcester
Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a five day
short course. The short course emphasizes correct use
of the software, and how to recognize misuse. The
course has been offered three times to a broad range of
students. In general, only those students with an
engineering background were able to learn enough about
the HAZARD I software to feel that they could continue
to learn how to use the software on their own and
eventually use it in practice. Nonetheless, virtually
all of the students benefited from the course and found
it a worthwhile experience.