Comprehensive Risk Assessment
Comprehensive environmental assessments of risks to the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature were completed in 1993, 1998, and 2003. The assessments are based on comprehensive identification of specific risks within a framework of sources of hazards, called agents of deterioration, and expected frequency of risk events, ranging from continuous to less than one event per century. Between these assessments, numerous projects were undertaken to mitigate risks to collections. These activities have resulted in a significant net reduction in total risk to collections but not all changes in assessed risks relate to changes in actual risk.
Changes in perception of risks
Changes resulting from improved understanding of, or ability to quantify, risks
Changes to magnitudes of specific risks as a result of risk treatments
KeywordsSpecific Risk Generic Risk Risk Identification Risk Treatment Collection Unit
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