Comparative Risk Assessment
Concepts, Problems and Applications
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Holger Schutz is a senior scientist in the MUT (Man, Environment and Technology) Program Group at the Julich Research Center, focusing on risk perception and risk communication, comparative assessment of environmental health risks and evidence assessment.
Peter M. Wiedemann is the Director of the MUT Program Group and also teaches at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He was elected President of the Society for Risk Analysis - Europe and served on the WHO task force on risk communication, the Scientific Expert Group of the National Action Program "Environment and Health", and on the EMF Communication Group of the WHO EMF Project. He has extensive experience in societal conflicts over modern technologies with a focus on risk communication and conflict resolution.
Wilfried Hennings is a member of the MUT Program Group, whose current research centers on methods for assessing technological risks. He received his diploma in electrical engineering from the RWTH Aachen University.
Johannes Mertens is a member of the MUT Program Group, who received his PhD in physics from the RWTH Aachen University. His recent research is on the assessment and management of technological risks.
Martin Clauberg is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and also Sr. Risk/Science Consultant & Founder of Dr. Clauberg-Consulting, Germany & US. He has been a visiting scientist at the Julich Research Center and at the National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC, as well as Human Health Risk Assessor & Risk Assessment Team Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Providing a catalogue of suggested solutions for different categories of issues, this book offers a balanced overview and methodological examples for the practical implementation of the CRA. It considers CRA in the USA, Europe and Germany, using case studies to analyze and exemplify the decision-making processes and challenges involved. The authors then go on to look at the practical lessons learned from these case studies, together with an in-depth discussion of the underlying scientific hypotheses.
Sound scientific knowledge for everyone who makes decisions, whether government ministers, regulators, or company directors.
; August 2006
231 pages; ISBN 9783527608553Read online
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Title: Comparative Risk Assessment
Author: Holger Schütz; Peter M. Wiedemann; Wilfried Hennings; Johannes Mertens; Martin Clauberg
CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Potential for Damage -
Incertitude and Uncertainty
CRA IN PRACTICE
CRA's Political Environment
Projects Case Studies
THE EMPIRICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRA
A Starting Point for Risk Comparisons
Risk Comparisons as a Means of Risk Communication
CRA Negotiations under Conflict
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR AN INTEGRATED COMPARATIVE RISK EVALUATION
Methodological Problems of a CRA
Methodology of Comparative Risk Evaluation
THE PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF CRA
Limits of Comparability
Goals of a Comparative Evaluation of Risks
The Sequence of Events in a CRA
The Organization of Communication
Multiattribute Comparative Risk Evaluation (MCRA)
Comparative Evaluation of Unclear Risks
The Comparative Evaluation of the Risks of Hazardous Incidents