Tools for Making Acute Risk Decisions: With Chemical Process Safety Applications
Copyright © 1995 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Published Online: 28 SEP 2010 07:54AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780816905577
Online ISBN: 9780470938171
About this Book
The complexity of today's risk decisions is well known. Beyond cost and risk there are many other factors contributing to these decisions, including type of risk (such as human injury or fatality), the economic impact on the local community, profitability, availability of capital, alternatives for reducing or eliminating the risk, costs of implementing alternatives, codes, standards, regulation, and good industry practice. This book presents a large range of decision aids for risk analysts and decision makers in industry so that vital decisions can be made in a more consistent, logical, and rigorous manner. Though primarily aimed at the process industry, this book can be used by anyone who makes similar decisions in other industries, including those in management science.