An integrated approach for risk management of HAZMAT transportation: Use of Quality Function Deployment method
The project was aimed to develop an integrated approach that can identify the proper safety measures according to the regulatory requirements for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transportation. The framework was developed on the incorporation of risk assessment elements into the skeleton of the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method that was adapted to the process safety management of all stages of HAZMAT transportation and the Safety Function Deployment (SFD) model was designed. The proposed work represents a systematic approach that is capable of analyzing incidents and hazards in different scenarios and for each type of mode. Furthermore, this framework formulated important safety barriers to prevent and mitigate HAZMAT transportation accidents.