A Methodological Approach in Communication of the Uncertainty Regarding Major Accident Hazards

  • C. Vollono
  • G. Marsili
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 86)


Italian experience of risk management with reference to major accident hazards outlines the necessity to propose a wider approach to communication initiatives regarding risks perceived not controllable by individuals characterized by catastrophic consequences and by a high uncertainty in the occurrence. In order to cope with these difficulties that can nullify the efficacy of communication messages, we propose a management strategy aimed at promoting trustworthy relationships between populations and managers of risks without disregarding the information aspects of risk communication.


Risk Communication Communication Message Probabilistic Risk Assessment Technological Risk Technical Concept 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Vollono
    • 1
  • G. Marsili
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Igiene AmbientaleIstituto Superiore di SanitaRomaItaly

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