Risk Analysis in the Private Sector

  • Chris Whipple
  • Vincent T. Covello

Part of the Advances in Risk Analysis book series (AEMB, volume 220)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chemical Risk Management

    1. Rae Zimmerman
      Pages 1-2
    2. Thomas E. McKone, David Okrent, William E. Kastenberg
      Pages 3-14
    3. G. R. Rosenblum, W. S. Effron, J. L. Siva, G. R. Mancini, R. N. Roth
      Pages 67-85
  3. Occupational Risk Analysis

  4. Ethics and Values in Risk Analysis

About this book

Introduction

The theme of this volume--risk analysis in the private sector--reflects a changing emphasis in risk analysis. Until re­ cently, attention has been focused on risk analyses conducted in support of federal regulatory decision making. Such analyses have been used to help set safety standards, to illuminate issues of regulatory concern, and to evaluate regulatory alternatives. As this volume indicates, however, risk analysis encompasses a broader set of activities. Analyses performed by private sector institutions aimed at preventing or reducing potential adverse health or environmental effects also play an important part in societal risk management. In virtually all societies, there have been strong incentives for the private sector to conduct such analyses. These incentives range from moral or altruistic norms and values to simple self-interest based on fear of monetary loss, possible civil or criminal litigation, or punitive or restrictive government action. The papers in this volume address the overall theme from a variety of perspectives. Specifically, the papers represent con­ tributions from such diverse fields as toxicology, epidemiology, chemistry, biology, engineering, statistics, decision analysis, economics, psychology, philosophy, and the law.

Keywords

maintainability management materials reliability risk analysis risk management safety uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Whipple
    • 1
  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 2
  1. 1.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.U.S. National Science FoundationWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2465-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9496-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2465-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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