The Domino Effect and How to Prevent It
Domino is an asymmetrical tile game played with tiles. It is usually played by two people, with the first player extending the line of play. The tiles vary in size and can be used for various types of games, such as blocking, scoring, trick and trump and layout.
A domino (also called a bone, men, pieces or tiles) is an asymmetrical tile with a line in the middle. Each end of the tile has a number, from 0 or blank to 6 pips. The sum of these numbers, called the rank or weight of a tile, is the value for that domino. The most common domino set is double-six, which has 28 unique tiles.
In a game, the tiles are placed on a table or other surface and a person or group of players moves them around using their fingers. The goal of the game is to collect sets of matching tiles. In some variations, the goal is to collect pairs of tiles whose pips sum to twelve.
There are many different kinds of dominos and some are more popular than others. Some are even made from plastic or wood.
Some are larger than others, and they can be stacked on top of each other for elaborate designs. The domino effect is caused by a chain reaction, with each domino falling and causing the next to tip over.
The domino effect is also called the escalation vector, and it has been studied in a number of accidents that involve hazardous substances. It is a dangerous scenario, and it can cause the loss of life or serious injury in industrial settings, and may result in the death of a worker.
This is why it is important to establish a safe distance between process equipment, which can prevent an accident from triggering the domino effect. The first step is a detailed preliminary hazard study to identify hazards and determine a safety distance for the process equipment. Once the hazard is identified, consequences modeling tools such as the ET can be used to assess the potential primary accident scenarios and identify the safety distance.
Another way to prevent the domino effect is to establish a safety fence or barrier. The fence or barrier must be at a sufficient distance from the equipment to avoid accidents from occurring in the area of the hazard.
One of the most important things to consider when establishing a safety fence is whether or not it will protect the workers. For example, if the fence is located near the point where workers are exposed to the toxic chemicals, it may be necessary to build additional barriers or walls to keep workers out of the area.
The domino effect has been cited in a wide range of scenarios, including political situations and medical care. It is often used to describe any situation where a single action can lead to a cascade of events that could cause a series of problems.