Chapter 10. Principles of Risk Assessment

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Steven S. Sadhra

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch10

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sadhra, S. S. (2005) Principles of Risk Assessment, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • principles;
  • assessment;
  • societal risk;
  • hazards;
  • evaluation


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Hazards, risks and risk assessment

  • Risk assessment and legislation

  • Risk rating

  • Individual and societal risk

  • Risk assessment and occupational exposure limits

  • A model for the assessment and management of occupational health risks

  • Risk assessment in practice

  • Exposure assessment

  • Risk characterization

  • Conclusions

  • References