Introduction To Risk Analysis / Edition 1

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Overview

Written for safety and loss-control, environmental, and quality managers, this is the first comprehensive, integrated guide to developing a complete environmental risk analysis for regulated substances and processes. Unlike other books, Introduction to Risk Analysis looks at risk from a regulatory perspective, allowing both professionals in regulatory agencies concerned with risk—including OSHA, EPA, USDA, DOT, FDA, and state environmental agencies—and professionals in any agency-regulated industry to understand and implement the methods required for proper risk assessment. The authors examine risk and the structure of analysis. Emphasizing the predictive nature of risk, they discuss the quantitative nature of risk and explore quantitative-analysis topics, including data graphing, logarithmic thinking, risk estimating, and curve fitting. Chapters include discussions on functions, models, and uncertainties; the regulatory process; risk assessment; exposure; dosimetry; epidemiology; toxicology; risk characterization; comparative risk assessment; ecological risk assessment; risk management; and risk communication. Six in-depth case studies, an annotated bibliography, and more than 50 figures are also included.

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Provides professionals with an integrated guide to developing a complete environmental risk analysis for regulated substances and processes. Explains policies of regulating agencies concerned with health, safety, and environmental risks, including CPSC, OSHA, EPA, USDA, and NRC, as well as state environmental agencies. Emphasizes the predictive nature of risk, with discussion of quantitative-analysis topics including data graphing, logarithmic thinking, risk estimating, and curve fitting. Includes six case studies, and a list of Web sites. Byrd is president of a consulting firm in toxicology and risk assessment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865876965
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 433
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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