Thiel College partners with Pittsburgh safety firm to use risk assessment app in its curriculum
The Department of Environmental Science at Thiel College has teamed with Pittsburgh-based MAC Safety Consultants, Inc. to give students access the risk assessment application NIXN.
By: Thiel College
"We are very excited about this use of technology,"
The College's Department of Environmental Science has teamed with MAC Safety Consultants, Inc. to give our students access to their cutting edge risk assessment application NIXN. NIXN is a cloud-based tool that quantifies risk in real-time based on task conditions and actions taken to reduce the likelihood and severity of exposure to hazards. Depending on user input, NIXN will provide a risk score that reflects the overall risk of the activity. When conditions are altered the risk score will change accordingly. It can be used not only to review activities prior to their start, but NIXN can also be used to create job safety analysis reports and facilitate incident investigations.
In the curriculum, Thiel College students are using NIXN in conjunction with case studies to learn about which factors increase and decrease risks.
"Regardless of whether the student will employ NIXN in their future career, we know that using the tool now will strengthen their overall ability to conduct a risk assessment,"
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