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Overview of risk assessment

Abstract

The paper begins by defining some terms, and then refer to a number of technical and other difficulties. Finally it attempts to set out why risk assessment is important and what its purposes are. 2) First, risk and risk assessment - what are they?. 3) Risk is a subject of universal significance. Life is very uncertain, and we can achieve no object or benefit in it except by approaching nearer to particular hazards which lie between us and our objects. That approach represents acceptance of risk. 4) Risk assessment is a way of systematising our approach to hazard with a view to determining what is more and what is less risky. It helps us in the end to diminish our exposure while obtaining whatever benefits we have in mind, or to optimise the risks and the benefits.
Authors:
Rimington, J D [1] 
  1. Health and Safety Executive (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1992
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-030
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1992 international conference on risk assessment, London (United Kingdom), 5-9 Oct 1992; Other Information: PBD: 1992; Related Information: In: Risk assessment, session 1-4. International conference 1992. Part 1, 248 pages.
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; ALARA; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY ANALYSIS; WORKING CONDITIONS
OSTI ID:
20577137
Research Organizations:
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0302028674
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 20-27
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Rimington, J D. Overview of risk assessment. IAEA: N. p., 1992. Web.
Rimington, J D. Overview of risk assessment. IAEA.
Rimington, J D. 1992. "Overview of risk assessment." IAEA.
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place = {IAEA}
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}