Journal Published Online: 12 September 2011
Volume 40, Issue 1

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt From Uncertainty?



Codes, standards and regulations require compliance with criteria stated as the results of tests or calculations. These results have associated uncertainty. This paper discusses different approaches to the use of uncertainty in the determination of compliance. In particular, most discussion addresses the many ways in which the decision-making protocol, intended to result in a determination of compliance, may shift the benefit of the doubt of the uncertainty between different interested parties.

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Hall, John
National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, US
Pages: 6
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE103860