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Research Paper

Title: Accident hazard evaluation and control decisions on forested recreation sites

Author: Paine, Lee A.

Date: 1971

Source: Res. Paper PSW-68. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department on Agriculture; 10 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-068

Description: Accident hazard associated with trees on recreation sites is inherently concerned with probabilities. The major factors include the probabilities of mechanical failure and of target impact if failure occurs, the damage potential of the failure, and the target value. Hazard may be evaluated as the product of these factors; i.e., expected loss during the current inspection cycle unless hazard is reduced. A practical approach to hazard rating is described. Tables on damage potential for recreationist occupancy and for fixed property are included in the field guide.

Key Words: forest safety, hazard evaluation, accident prevention, recreation sites, dangerous trees, defective trees, recreation site pathology

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Paine, Lee A.  1971.  Accident hazard evaluation and control decisions on forested recreation sites  Res. Paper PSW-68. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department on Agriculture; 10 p.

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