Machinery Safety 101

Relative Radiation Doses – XKCD

Here’s a chart that shows the rel­at­ive doses of radi­ation and the levels of extern­al dose that is fatal. Thanks to XKCD for this great illustration!

How Risk Assessment Fails

Fukushima Dai Ichi Nuclear plant before the meltdown
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Risk Assess­ment

The events unfold­ing at Japan’s Fukushi­ma Dai Ichi Nuc­le­ar Power plant are a case study in ways that the risk assess­ment pro­cess can fail or be abused. In an art­icle published… 

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