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Risks in modern society

Author: Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
Publisher: [New York] : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Topics in safety, reliability, and quality, v. 13.
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Risks in a changing and global world are complex and interconnected, even more so in a globalized world consisting of many societies at very different levels of development. Work life is strongly influenced by all forms of globalization - for example, the growing gap between rich and poor; demographic transition towards ageing or very young societies; growing mobility of people; the rapid diffusion of new  Read more...
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Risks in modern society.
[New York] : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2008922070
(OCoLC)225408988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
ISBN: 9781402082894 1402082894 9781402082887 1402082886 9786611205874 661120587X
OCLC Number: 233972736
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Foreword by Norbert Weis and Hans-Jurgen Bischoff To the Reader About the Authors I. Introduction Hans-Jurgenl Bischoff 1.1 Major Social Changes 1.2 Major Societal Changes 1.3 Risk Profiles in Modern Work Life 1.3.1 Comprehensive Risk Paradigm 1.3.2 Risk Managelnent Model 1.3.3 Typification of Risks 1.3.4 Precautionary Principle References 1 2. Challenges to Global Governance in the Changing World of Work Jorma Rantanen 2.1 Changing World of Work and Constant Development of Technologies 2.1.1 Globalization 2.1.2 New Trends in Economic Structures and Conditions of Work 2.1.3 Fragmentation of Work Life 2.1.4 Modern Insecure Work Life 2.1.5 The Situation in Enterprises 2.1.6 Changes in Occupational Structures 2.1.7 Work Contracts and Employment 2.1.8 Ageing Workers 2.2 Challenges to Global Governance 2.2.1 New Arenas for Risk Management 2.2.2 New Balance in the Governance of Risks 2.2.3 International Actions for Global Governance 2.2.4 Need for Broader Approach 2.2.5 Global Compact 2.2.6 OECD Principles for Corporate Governance 2.2.7 Governance of Global Work Life by the International Labour Organization, ILO 2.2.8 Occupational Safety and Health as Global Common Goods 2.2.9 Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management in View of Global Governance 2.2.10 WHO Global Governance of Pandemics and Global Epidemics 2.2.11 Governance of OSH Risks at the Enterprise Level: Safety Culture and Systems Approach References 3. Risk Governance: Combining Facts and Values in Risk Management Ortwin Renn 3.1 Risk in a Broader Context 3.2 The Phase of Pre-Assessment 3.3 Risk Assessment 3.3.1 Steps of RiskAssessment 3.3.2 Generic Challenges for Risk Assessment 3.4 Risk Perception 3.5 Risk Appraisal 3.6 Risk Classification 3.7 Evaluating Risks 3.8 Risk Treatment withn the Frame of Risk Management 3.8.1 Designing Risk Treatment Options 3.8.2 Basic Risk Treatment Strategies 3.9 Stakeholder Involvement and Participation 3.10 Risk Communication References 4. Governance of Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Risks Siegfried Radandt, Jorma Rantanen and Ortwin Renn Introduction 4.1 Occupational Safety (by Siegfried Radandt) 4.1.1 Introduction 4.1.2 Occupational Risks 4.1.3 Ergonomic Problems 4.1.4 The Complexity of Risks Annex 1 - Terms According to IS0 Guide 73 and IS0 Guide 51 References 4.2 Occupational Health (by Jorma Rantanen) 4.2.1 Occupational Health Risk Panorama 4.2.2 Global Burden of Occupational Diseases 4.2.3 Occupational Morbidity 4.2.4 Assessment of Occupational Health Risks 4.2.5 Diagnosis of Occupational Diseases 4.2.6 Future Trends - New Occupational Morbidity References 4.3 An Application of Risk Governance to Environmental Risk (by Ortwin Renn) Preface 4.3.1 Introduction 4.3.2 Ethical Foundations of Human Interventions into the Environment 4.3.3 A Decision-Analytic Approach to Environmental Risk Governance References 5. New Emerging Risks Siegfried Radandt and Ortwin Renrz 5.1 New Risks (by Siegfried Radandt) 5.1.1 Nanotechnologies 5.1.2 Mechatronic Systems References 5.2 Strategies and Methods, the Precautionary Principle in Particular: Application to Integrative Risk Governance (by Ortwin Renn) 5.2.1 Introduction 5.2.2 The Precau
Series Title: Topics in safety, reliability, and quality, v. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Hans-Jürgen Bischoff.

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