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It is now recognized that the increasing size and complexity of potential hazardous industrial operations presents new challenges to the management and regulation of industrial risks. This requires that decision makers simultaneously consider technological, economic, environmental, and sociopolitical factors. As part of the Industrial Risk Programme of the JRC a computer based integrated system has been developed to support risk management activities, with special emphasis given to hazardous chemicals, and including multi- attribute based decision aids. The IRIMS (Ispra Risk Management Support) system is an attempt to integrate a number of data bases containing information relevant to risk management with several existing simulation models which can be used to address optimisation. IRIMS has been implemented using modern methods of information management which allow the interconnection of modules and is interfaced to the user through high resolution colour graphics and "user-friendly" menus. Simulations can rapidly be set up and run by users who do not have specialised technical or computer backgrounds. Graphical display of the results allows the user to obtain "feel" for the problem under investigation and to concentrate his attention on the most significant aspects without being overwhelmed by too much detail. The structure is open so that new modules can be added as they become necessary, and all new modules can, in principle, be interconnected with existing ones. The present version of the IRIMS system is a demonstration prototype.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10862 EN (1987) MF, 21 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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