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Technological risk is the negative aspect of the opportunities offered by technology to mankind, in terms of risks to property, workers, people and society in general. The report examines the deep-rooted causes of risk (why and how the development of technologies causes risks); it distinguishes technological risks from natural risks (seismic and meteorological risks) as well as the various categories of technological risk and describes the procedure for assessing the risk to the individual production plant, to the surrounding environment as well as to individuals and to natural, economic and social systems. The report also considers the problem of determining a unit of measurement for the level of risk.

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Authors: VOLTA G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Giornate di Studio su Attività Industriali con Rischio di Incidente Rilevante ed Emergenze Ambientali, Milano (IT), June 3-4, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 36933 ORA
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