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Title: Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide

Abstract

Acceptable-risk decisions are an essential step in the management of technological hazards. In many situations, they constitute the weak (or missing) link in the management process. The absence of an adequate decision-making methodology often produces indecision, inconsistency, and dissatisfaction. The result is neither good for hazard management nor good for society. This report offers a critical analysis of the viability of various approaches as guides to acceptable-risk decisions. This report seeks to define acceptable-risk decisions and to examine some frequently proposed, but inappropriate, solutions. 255 refs., 22 figs., 25 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Decision Research, Eugene, OR (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5045395
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-1614; ORNL/Sub-7656/1
ON: TI86002783
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; DECISION MAKING; EVALUATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; DATA COMPILATION; FAULT TREE ANALYSIS; SAFETY STANDARDS; SOCIAL IMPACT; DATA; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; STANDARDS; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; 220901* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety- Accident Liability

Citation Formats

Fischhoff, B., Lichtenstein, S., Slovic, P., Keeney, R., and Derby, S. Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5045395.
Fischhoff, B., Lichtenstein, S., Slovic, P., Keeney, R., & Derby, S. Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide. United States. doi:10.2172/5045395.
Fischhoff, B., Lichtenstein, S., Slovic, P., Keeney, R., and Derby, S. Mon . "Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide". United States. doi:10.2172/5045395. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5045395.
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abstractNote = {Acceptable-risk decisions are an essential step in the management of technological hazards. In many situations, they constitute the weak (or missing) link in the management process. The absence of an adequate decision-making methodology often produces indecision, inconsistency, and dissatisfaction. The result is neither good for hazard management nor good for society. This report offers a critical analysis of the viability of various approaches as guides to acceptable-risk decisions. This report seeks to define acceptable-risk decisions and to examine some frequently proposed, but inappropriate, solutions. 255 refs., 22 figs., 25 tabs.},
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