This timely publication considers recent developments in environmental risk management as they relate to commercial organizations, including risk transfer through insurance. It starts by looking at characterization of risks based on the hazard-pathway-receptor principles, emphasizing the importance of site specific factors. Environmental risks are increasingly considered as a part of strategic control assessment. Checklists and case studies are presented to assist in review and assessment of environmental risks. Further guidance is offered for decision making under uncertainty, showing the potential of tools such as Monte Carlo analysis and fuzzy logic, and leading to a review of risk assessment and management frameworks. Environmental Risk Management is an accessible and valuable reference to those from a range of backgrounds - including occupational hygiene, safety, quality personnel and operational managers - who are dealing with environmental issues within their organization.
List of Tables and Figures * Acknowledgments * Executive Summary About the Author * Introduction * The Nature of Environmental Risks * Property Related Environmental Risks * Financial Risk Transfer * Risk Management Integration * Decision Making with Uncertainty * Risk Assessment and Management Frameworks * Acronyms and Abbreviations * References * Appendix A - Environmental Issues in Corporate Transactions