1st Edition

Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management



ISBN 9781566701303
Published November 26, 1996 by CRC Press
496 Pages

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Book Description

This book bridges the gap between the many different disciplines used in applications of risk analysis to real world problems. Contributed by some of the world's leading experts, it creates a common information base and language for all risk analysis practitioners, risk managers, and decision makers.
Valuable as both a reference for practitioners and a comprehensive textbook for students, Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management is a unique contribution to the field. Its broad coverage ranges from basic theory of risk analysis to practical applications, risk perception, legal and political issues, and risk management.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Ohio State Senator D. Kucinich
Introduction and Overview, V. Molak
Theoretical Background of Risk Analysis
Toxic Chemicals Noncancer Risk Analysis and U.S. Institutional Approaches to Risk Analysis, V. Molak
Epidemiology and Cancer Risk Assessment, H. Gibb
Uncertainty and Variability in Risk Analysis, R. Wilson and A. Shlyakhter
Monte Carlo Risk Analysis Modeling, D. Vose
An Overview of Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Complex Engineered Systems, V. Bier
Ecological Risk Analysis, R. Lackey
The Basic Economics of Risk Analysis, J. Swaney
Applications of Risk Analysis
Assessment of Residential Exposure to Chemicals, G. Whitmyre, J. Driver, and P.J. Hakkinen
Pesticide Regulation and Human Health: The Role of Risk Assessment, J. Driver and G. Whitmyre
Ionizing Radiation Risk Assessment, J. Alvarez
Use of Risk Analysis in Pollution Prevention, V. Molak
Integrated Risk Analysis of Global Climate Change, A. Shlyakhter and R. Wilson
Computer Software Programs, Databases, and the Use of the Internet, World Wide Web, and Other On-Line Systems, B. Hakkinen
Risk Perception, Law, Politics, and Risk Communication
Risk Perception and Trust, P. Slovic
The Insurability of Risks, H. Kunreuther and P. Freeman
Setting Environmental Priorities Based on Risk, P. Deisler
Comparative Risk Analysis: A Panacea or Risky Business? V. Molak
Environmental Justice, R. Zimmerman
Law and Risk Analysis in the United States, P.B. Hutt
Science, Regulation, and Toxic Risk Assessment, H. Latin
Risk Management
Risk Management of the Nuclear Power Industry, B.J. Garrick
Seismic Risk and Management in California, W. Dean
Sustainable Management of Natural Disasters in Developing Countries, T. Lustig
Risk Analysis, International Trade, and Animal Health, S.C. MacDiarmid
Incorporating Tribal Cultural Interests and Treaty-Reserved Rights in Risk Management, B.L. Harper
Global Use of Risk Analysis for Sustainable Development, V. Molak
Conclusion, V. Molak
Answers to Questions
Glossary
Index

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Biography

Vlasta Molak