Risk Management, Assessment, and Acceptability

  • Chauncey Starr
Part of the Advances in Risk Analysis book series (AIRA, volume 4)


Health and safety are moral sentiments generally given very high priority in most societies and by individuals. Like other moral sentiments — such as peace, freedom, and happiness — health and safety are not absolutes that can be defined in a quantitative sense or specified in detail. They are, in fact, intangibly measured by the absence of undesirable elements which tend to reduce these objectives. Good health is considered a state of physical and emotional well being which is achieved by the absence of detectable disease, physical malfunctions or early death. Safety is considered a circumstance of living in which physical injury or imminent threat of such injury is absent.


Risk Assessment Risk Management Human Intervention Public Acceptance Moral Sentiment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chauncey Starr
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  1. 1.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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