Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide

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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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Fischhoff, B.; Lichtenstein, S.; Slovic, P.; Keeney, R. & Derby, S. December 1, 1980.

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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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  • Report No.: NUREG/CR-1614
  • Report No.: ORNL/Sub-7656/1
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  • DOI: 10.2172/5045395 | External Link
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Fischhoff, B.; Lichtenstein, S.; Slovic, P.; Keeney, R. & Derby, S. Approaches to acceptable risk: a critical guide, report, December 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1053135/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.