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Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?

Author: Richard C Schwing; Walter A Albers; General Motors Corporation. Research Laboratories.
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proceedings of an international symposium held Oct. 8-9, 1979 at the General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich. and sponsored by the Laboratories. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Schwing; Walter A Albers; General Motors Corporation. Research Laboratories.
ISBN: 0306405547 9780306405549
OCLC Number: 6602741
Notes: Proceedings of an international symposium held Oct. 8-9, 1979 at the General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich. and sponsored by the Laboratories.
Description: ix, 363 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Nature of risk / William W. Lowrance --
Uncertain risks we run: hazardous materials / Marvin A. Schneiderman --
Known risks we run: the highway / Barbara E. Sabey and Harold Taylor --
Perceptions of risk and their effects on decision making / Raphael G. Kasper --
On making life and death decisions / Ronald A. Howard --
Economic tools for risk reduction / Lester B. Lave --
Trade-offs / Richard C. Schwing --
Risk-spreading through underwriting and the insurance institution / J.D. Hammond --
Facts and fears: understanding perceived risk / Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein --
Ethics, economics and the value of safety / William D. Schulze --
Problems and procedures in the regulation of technological risk / Dorothy Nelkin and Michael Pollack --
Role of law in determining acceptability of risk / Harold P. Green --
Aesthetics of risk: culture or context / Michael Thompson --
Witches, floods, and wonder drugs: historical perspectives on risk management / William C. Clark --
Prospects for change / Melvin Kranzberg --
Symposium summary: the safety profession's image of humanity / C. West Churchman.
Responsibility: edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr.

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