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Risk Engineering : Bridging Risk Analysis with Stakeholders Values - A.V. Gheorghe

Risk Engineering

Bridging Risk Analysis with Stakeholders Values

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792355748
Number Of Pages: 273

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Industrial development is essential to improvement of the standard of living in all countries. People's health and the environment can be affected, directly or indirectly by routine waste discharges or by accidents. A series of recent major industrial accidents and the effect of pollution highlighted, once again, the need for better management of routine and accidental risks. Moreover, the existence of natural hazards complicate even more the situation in any given region. In the past effort to cope with these risks, if made at all, have been largely on a plant by plant basis; some plants are well equipped to manage environmental and health hazards, while others are not. Managing the hazards of modern technological systems has become a key activity in highly industrialised countries. Decision makers are often confronted with complex issues concerning economic and social development, industrialisation and associated infrastructure needs, population and land use planning. Such issues have to be addressed in such a way that ensures that public health will not be disrupted or substantially degraded. Due to the increasing complexity of technological systems and the higher geographical density of punctual hazard sources, new methodologies and a novel approach to these problems are challenging risk managers and regional planers. Risks from these new complex technological systems are inherently different form those addressed by the risk managers for decades ago.

Risk Engineering in a Complex World
Introduction and Background to Risk Engineering
Decision Sciences and Stakeholders Processes
Established Methods in Risk Engineering
Fuzzy Logic in Risk Engineering
`Fuzzy Risk Analysis' on Plant and Regional Level
Decision Support Systems in Risk Engineering
Risk Engineering and Beyond
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ISBN: 9780792355748
ISBN-10: 0792355741
Series: Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, Vol 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61