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Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Risk Management

1st Edition

Edited by Vlasta Molak

CRC Press

496 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701303
pub: 1996-11-26
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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



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General