Risk Analysis and Society

Risk Analysis and Society

The books by Bedford and Cooke , Covello and Merkhofer , Cullen and Frey , Kammen and Hassenzahl , Morgan and Henrion , and Warren - Hicks and Moore are especially strong on methodologies for risk and uncertainty analysis .

Author: Timothy McDaniels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532639

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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This new book views risk analysis as one important basis for informed debate, policy decisions and governance regarding risk issues within societies. Its twelve chapters provide interdisciplinary insights about the fundamental issues in risk analysis for the beginning of a new century. The chapter authors are some of the leading researchers in the broad fields that provide the basis for the risk analysis, including the social, natural, medical, engineering and physical sciences. They address a wide range of issues, including: new perspectives on uncertainty and variability analysis, exposure analysis and the role of precaution, environmental risk and justice, risk valuation and citizen involvement, extreme events, the role of efficiency in risk management, and the assessment and governance of transboundary and global risks. The book will be used as a starting point for discussions at the 2003 First World Congress on Risk, to be held in Brussels.
Categories: Political Science

Risk Analysis and Society

Risk Analysis and Society

This book provides an interdisciplinary and international characterization of the state of the art and science of risk analysis.

Author: Timothy McDaniels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825563

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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This book provides an interdisciplinary and international characterization of the state of the art and science of risk analysis. Such an analysis is needed to ensure better management of choices concerning environmental, health and technology-based hazards that increasingly affect peoples' lives on an international scale. Including chapters by many of the world's leading risk researchers, this comprehensive work will provide insight into the scope of important social and technical issues that influence risks and their management.
Categories: Psychology

Risks in Modern Society

Risks in Modern Society

The main goal of this book is to make the reader familiar with the complexity and multi-dimensionality of the subject RISK, focusing on the changing character of work in a globalised economy.

Author: Hans-Jürgen Bischoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402082894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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The International Section on Machine and System Safety was founded in 1975 to deal with questions on occupational risks in this ?eld at the inter- tional level. It is a member of the Special Commission on Prevention of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The Special Commission is a body within ISSA that focuses on work-related risks. It has 11 inter- tional Sections as members. ISSA was founded in 1927 with its headquarters in Geneva. It is working worldwide in over 150 countries with nearly 370 member institutions from all ?elds of social security. TheSection on Machine and System Safety, when it was founded, had its focus on machine safety, particularly on the ma- facturing of safe machinery, on assisting developing countries to be able to buy safe used machinery, and on delivering clear operating instructions. Our members and partners are: • institutions for safety and health at work; • insurance companies dealing with work-related risks; • research institutions; and • various enterprises, e.g. manufacturers, importers and users of machines and systems/installations. We thus bring together the experiences of our members and partners. The role of the operators soon grew in importance, and their capability for ha- ling machinery became an important factor for the safety and success of enterprises. The growing importance and complexity of handling different man-machine-environment situations created new challenges and led to - larging the Section’s tasks to machine and system safety.
Categories: Business & Economics

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Istanbul, Turkey, ... 2.3 Assumption of different societies in risk In this article, we assume four different societies: society with high security ...

Author: Chongfu Huang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138000193

Category: Computers

Page: 968

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In this present internet age, risk analysis and crisis response based on information will make up a digital world full of possibilities and improvements to people’s daily life and capabilities. These services will be supported by more intelligent systems and more effective decisionmaking. This book contains all the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, August 27-29, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. The theme was intelligent systems and decision making for risk analysis and crisis response. The risk issues in the papers cluster around the following topics: natural disasters, finance risks, food and feed safety, catastrophic accidents, critical infrastructure, global climate change, project management, supply chains, public health, threats to social safety, energy and environment. This volume will be of interest to all professionals and academics in the field of risk analysis, crisis response, intelligent systems and decision-making, as well as related fields of enquiry.
Categories: Computers

Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management

Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management

8.3 Society for Risk Analysis Meetings The Society for Risk Analysis has had “ Riskware ” exhibitions of software and databases as part of its annual meeting since 1991. This exhibition started as an activity of the Ohio Chapter of the ...

Author: Vlasta Molak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439821978

Category: Law

Page: 496

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This book bridges the gap between the many different disciplines used in applications of risk analysis to real world problems. Contributed by some of the world's leading experts, it creates a common information base and language for all risk analysis practitioners, risk managers, and decision makers. Valuable as both a reference for practitioners and a comprehensive textbook for students, Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management is a unique contribution to the field. Its broad coverage ranges from basic theory of risk analysis to practical applications, risk perception, legal and political issues, and risk management.
Categories: Law

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

The Society for RiskAnalysis (SRA) is the largest society in the world dedicated exclusively to the study of risk analysis. From about 1998–2000, the officers of the society developed some principles that they believed would help guide ...

Author: Dennis J. Paustenbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119441335

Category: Science

Page: 1592

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Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: Theory and Practice assembles the expertise of more than fifty authorities from fifteen different fields, forming a comprehensive reference and textbook on risk assessment. Containing two dozen case studies of environmental or human health risk assessments, the text not only presents the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline, but also serves as a complete handbook and "how-to" guide for individuals conducting or interpreting risk assessments. In addition, more than 4,000 published papers and books in the field are cited. Editor Dennis Paustenbach has assembled chapters that present the most current methods for conducting hazard identification, dose-response and exposure assessment, and risk characterization components for risk assessments of any chemical hazard to humans or wildlife (fish, birds, and terrestrials). Topics addressed include hazards posed by: Air emissions Radiological hazards Contaminated soil and foods Agricultural hazards Occupational hazards Consumer products and water Hazardous waste sites Contaminated air and water The bringing together of so many of the world's authorities on these topics, plus the comprehensive nature of the text, promises to make Human and Ecological Risk Assessment the text against which others will be measured in the coming years.
Categories: Science

Risk Analysis in Engineering

Risk Analysis in Engineering

As such, control of regulations should be an important goal of a fiscally responsible society. Risk analysis methods provide the kind of results for attaining this objective. Recently, many legislators including U.S. Congress have ...

Author: Mohammad Modarres

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420003499

Category: Mathematics

Page: 424

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Based on the author's 20 years of teaching, Risk Analysis in Engineering: Techniques, Tools, and Trends presents an engineering approach to probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). It emphasizes methods for comprehensive PRA studies, including techniques for risk management. The author assumes little or no prior knowledge of risk analysis on the p
Categories: Mathematics

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

The act of risk analysis might also raise issues of virtue . ... or have failed to consider the highest ends of the risk manager and of the society we serve in assigning value to parts of the environment , leading to an incomplete ...

Author: C. Richard Cothern

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420048732

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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This handbook describes the broad aspects of risk management involving scientific policy judgment, uncertainty analysis, perception considerations, statistical insights, and strategic thinking. This book presents all the important concepts to enable the reader to "see the big picture." This ability is extremely important - it allows the decision maker or strategic environmental planner to understand and cope with a wide variety of complex and interlinked pieces of information and data. The text presents environmental problems and, whenever applicable, the methodology required to reach a successful solution. Decisions and policies are examined. The book covers numerous objective and subjective components of environmental risk decision making. It details quantitative and comparative risk, and investigates the cost and feasibility of different decisions. Social pressures, safety, and political, religious, ethical, and psychological issues are addressed. How to evaluate the potential impact on the quality of life also is discussed. Any company doing risk assessment, risk management, or risk communication, as well as those doing environmental decision making will find this reference to be invaluable. It is also suitable as a text for courses in environmental management, environmental science, and risk assessment in the areas of risk management and strategic environmental planning.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Science of Risk Analysis

The Science of Risk Analysis

SRA (2015a) Glossary Society for RiskAnalysis, www.sra.org/resources. Accessed Jan. 2019. SRA (2015b) Foundations of Risk Analysis. Discussion Note. http://sra.org/sites/default/files/pdf/FoundationsMay7-2015-sent-x.pdf. Accessed Jan.

Author: Terje Aven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 571

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This book provides a comprehensive demonstration of risk analysis as a distinct science covering risk understanding, assessment, perception, communication, management, governance and policy. It presents and discusses the key pillars of this science, and provides guidance on how to conduct high-quality risk analysis. The Science of Risk Analysis seeks to strengthen risk analysis as a field and science by summarizing and extending current work on the topic. It presents the foundation for a distinct risk field and science based on recent research, and explains the difference between applied risk analysis (to provide risk knowledge and tackle risk problems in relation to for example medicine, engineering, business or climate change) and generic risk analysis (on concepts, theories, frameworks, approaches, principles, methods and models to understand, assess, characterise, communicate, manage and govern risk). The book clarifies and describes key risk science concepts, and builds on recent foundational work conducted by the Society for Risk Analysis in order to provide new perspectives on science and risk analysis. The topics covered are accompanied by cases and examples relating to current issues throughout. This book is essential reading for risk analysis professionals, scientists, students and practitioners, and will also be of interest to scientists and practitioners from other fields who apply risk analysis in their work.
Categories: Business & Economics

Investment and Risk Analysis in the Minerals Industry

Investment and Risk Analysis in the Minerals Industry

Harris, D. P., "Risk Analysis In Mineral Investment Decision", (Society of Mining Engineers, AIME - September 1970. ) Harris, D. P., "Discounting At The Cost Of Capital And Its Implications", (Working Paper.) ...

Author: J. W. Whitney


ISBN: WISC:89033922709

Category: Capital investments

Page: 225

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Categories: Capital investments