Washington State University Libraries Washington Guide to Emergency Preparedness - BACC July-08
Below you will find the vulnerability assessment completed by the WSU Libraries' Health & Safety and Preservation Committees. This information is presented by two tables, both have the same information but are sorted differently. The first is sorted by the Probability of the event occuring and then by the Human Impact to those in the libraries. The second table is sorted by the Probability of the event occuring and then by the Impact to the libaries' collections.
The scales for probability and impact are as follows:
Probability
    4 = highly probable (may happen within a year)
    3 = moderately probable (may happen within 5 years)
    2 = low probability (may happen within 10 years)
    1 = highly improbable (may happen within 20 years)
    0 = impossible
 
Impact
    4 = very serious (loss of human life and/or major losses to collections)
    3 = serious (danger to human life and/or minor losses to collections)
    2 = somewhat serious (could endanger/disrupt humans or collections)
    1 = relatively unimportant (likely to have no effect)'
    0 = unlikely to have an effect
 
 

Potential Impact to Humans
Event
Probability
Impact Collection
Impact Human
Average
Happened Before?
Fire/Smoke Damage
4
4
4
4.00
Yes
Remodel/Addition/Renovation
4
4
4
4.00
Yes
Broken Water/Sewer Line
4
4
3
3.67
Yes
Lightening/Electrical Storm
4
3
3
3.33
Yes
Rapid Change in Temp/RH
4
3
3
3.33
Yes
Snow
4
1
3
2.67
Yes
Ice Storm
4
2
2
2.67
Yes
Electrical Outage
4
1
2
2.33
Yes
Accidental Damage
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Theft by Outsider
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Vandalism
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Theft by Staff/Volunteer
4
3
1
2.67
Yes
Wind
4
1
1
2.00
Yes
Earthquake
3
4
4
3.67
Yes
Nuclear Event
3
4
4
3.67
No
Chemical Spill
3
3
4
3.33
Yes
Epidemic
3
0
4
2.33
Yes
Medical Health Emergency
3
0
4
2.33
Yes
Ash
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Civil Disturbance
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Mold
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Tornado
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Volcano
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Pest Infestation
3
4
2
3.00
Yes
Airplane Accident
3
3
2
2.67
No
Transportation Interference-Employees
3
3
2
2.67
Yes
Leaks/Seepage
3
4
1
2.67
Yes
Structural Failure
2
4
4
3.33
No
Terrorism
2
4
4
3.33
No
Train Accident
2
4
4
3.33
No
Water Pollution
2
4
4
3.33
Yes
Air Pollution
2
3
3
2.67
Yes
External Fire
2
3
3
2.67
Yes
Dust/Sandstorm
2
2
3
2.33
Yes
Traffic Accident
2
1
3
2.00
No
Oil Spill
2
1
1
1.33
No
Water Shortage
2
0
1
1.00
Yes
Explosion
1
4
4
3.00
No
Flood
1
4
4
3.00
Yes
Landslide
1
4
4
3.00
No
Industrial Accident
1
3
4
2.67
No
Armed Robbery
1
1
3
1.67
No
Hurricane
0
4
4
2.67
No
Avalanche
0
0
0
0.00
No
Dam Failure
0
0
0
0.00
No
Mine Disaster
0
0
0
0.00
No
Sea Surge
0
0
0
0.00
No
Potential Impact to the Collection
Event
Probability
Impact Collection
Impact Human
Average
Happened Before?
Accidental Damage
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Broken Water/Sewer Line
4
4
3
3.67
Yes
Fire/Smoke Damage
4
4
4
4.00
Yes
Remodel/Addition/Renovation
4
4
4
4.00
Yes
Theft by Outsider
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Vandalism
4
4
1
3.00
Yes
Lightening/Electrical Storm
4
3
3
3.33
Yes
Rapid Change in Temp/RH
4
3
3
3.33
Yes
Theft by Staff/Volunteer
4
3
1
2.67
Yes
Ice Storm
4
2
2
2.67
Yes
Electrical Outage
4
1
2
2.33
Yes
Snow
4
1
3
2.67
Yes
Wind
4
1
1
2.00
Yes
Earthquake
3
4
4
3.67
Yes
Leaks/Seepage
3
4
1
2.67
Yes
Nuclear Event
3
4
4
3.67
No
Pest Infestation
3
4
2
3.00
Yes
Airplane Accident
3
3
2
2.67
No
Ash
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Chemical Spill
3
3
4
3.33
Yes
Civil Disturbance
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Transportation Interference-Employees
3
3
2
2.67
Yes
Mold
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Tornado
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Volcano
3
3
3
3.00
Yes
Epidemic
3
0
4
2.33
Yes
Medical Health Emergency
3
0
4
2.33
Yes
Structural Failure
2
4
4
3.33
No
Terrorism
2
4
4
3.33
No
Train Accident
2
4
4
3.33
No
Water Pollution
2
4
4
3.33
Yes
Air Pollution
2
3
3
2.67
Yes
External Fire
2
3
3
2.67
Yes
Dust/Sandstorm
2
2
3
2.33
Yes
Oil Spill
2
1
1
1.33
No
Traffic Accident
2
1
3
2.00
No
Water Shortage
2
0
1
1.00
Yes
Explosion
1
4
4
3.00
No
Flood
1
4
4
3.00
Yes
Landslide
1
4
4
3.00
No
Industrial Accident
1
3
4
2.67
No
Armed Robbery
1
1
3
1.67
No
Hurricane
0
4
4
2.67
No
Avalanche
0
0
0
0.00
No
Dam Failure
0
0
0
0.00
No
Mine Disaster
0
0
0
0.00
No
Sea Surge
0
0
0
0.00
No