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Hazard management and emergency planning : perspectives on Britain

Author: Dennis J Parker; John W Handmer
Publisher: London : James & James, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses the British approach to hazard management and emergency planning. This book identifies the principal legal, organizational and cultural impediments to effective hazard management and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis J Parker; John W Handmer
ISBN: 1873936060 9781873936061
OCLC Number: 28929919
Description: x, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface * Section I: Introduction � The Mismanagement of Hazards * Section II: Emergency Planning and Management in Britain � The Role of the Home Office * Peacetime Emergency Planning in Britain � A Country Emergency Planning Officers' Society View * Britain at Risk: Accountability and Quality Control in Disaster Management * Managing Disaster: the Indirect Approach * Harnessing the Trained Volunteer * Section II: The Current Malaise * Section III: Explanatory Perspectives � Legal Responsibilities for Industrial Emergency Planning in the UK * Corporate Responsibility in an Age of Deregulation * The New Public Management: a Recipe for Disaster? * Disaster at Hillsborough Stadium: a Comparative Analysis * Section Summary III: Issues in Explaining Responses * Section IV: Hazard and Emergency Management Concepts for the Future � Foundations and Principles of Emergency Planning and Management * Enabling Effective Hazard Management by the Public * 'Them and Us': Emergency Planning and Response in a Social Perspective * Scenario Construction for Risk Communication in Emergency Planning: Six 'Golden Rules' * The National Poisons Unit: the Development of Electronic Databases and their Proposed Use for Chemical Disaster Management * Emergency Management in Australia: Concepts and Characteristics * Hazard Management and Safety Culture * Section Summary IV: Promising Conclusions * Section V: Conclusions � Improving Hazard Management and Emergency Planning * Appendix: Selected Major Accidents and Disasters Affecting Britain * Index
Responsibility: edited by Dennis J. Parker and John W. Handmer.
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