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Risk Analysis

Prospects and Opportunities

Gebonden Engels 1992 9780306441134
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This volume of the series Advances in Risk Analysis consists of papers presented at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, which was held October 30 through November 2 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The papers span the gamut of the increasing number of risk assessment topics addressed by the Society since it held its fIrst annual meeting in June 1981, also in Washington DC. Organized to promote interdisciplinary analyses, the Society approaches risks from three broad perspectives: (1) the impact of various risks on the health of the world's populations and on the environment; (2) the social and political implications of specifIc risks, and (3) the management and reduction of risks through the development of a risk analysis methodology and corresponding data bases. The papers included in this volume typify these three approaches and illustrate their interdependence. For example, both cancer and noncancer health risks are examined for a variety of situations that exist within society. The public's perception of risks and the correlation between that perception and the acceptance or nonacceptance of certain risks is also addressed. In addition, the progress to date on predicting and quantifying specifIc risks, including the risks associated with the construction and use of large engineered systems, is reported. Included among the papers are several dealing with recent current issues, such as the impact of California's Proposition 65, hazardous waste disposal, and chemical accidents.

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ISBN13:9780306441134
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:767
Uitgever:Springer US
Druk:1991
Hoofdrubriek:Leiderschap,

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Plenary: Twenty Year Retrospective on 1969 Science Paper of C. Starr, Social Benefit vs. Technological Risk; C. Starr. Societal Acceptance of Controversial Facilities; A.K. Wolf. A Method for Ranking the Severity of Foodborne Illnesses; J. Mauskopf, A.S. Ross. A Graphical Display of Risk Information; S.L. Brown, J.V. Rodricks. The Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Emergency Response Planning for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents; R.L. Goble, G.R. Thompson. The Impact of Risk Management Legislation on Small Counties; R.F. Boykin. A Comparison of Successful and Unsuccessful Public Involvement; J.L. Creighton. Elicitation of Natural Language Representations of Uncertainty Using Computer Technology; B. Tonn et al.. Organizational Factors in Reliability Models; M.E. Paté-Cornell. Safety Factors and Residual Cancer Risks; C.B. Gable, et al. Risk Perception of Technologies; M.P. Hoefer, et al. 57 additional articles. Index.

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