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The current advent of increased public awareness for the adverse aspects of technology to human well-being and the natural environment creates a driving force for the rigorous implementation of risk considerations in technological development and regulation methodologies. An enlarged definition of risk assessment is given that includes plant safety, ecological vulnerability and macrosocietal compatibility of the technologies in question. The main techniques currently used for in-depth analysis of technological risk under these different perspectives are delineated and the related methodological problematic is described. Following this multifaceted definition of risk, a systematic approach towards integrated risk assessment and the related conceptual tools for risk internalisation into the technology development and regulation process is suggested and its key elements are delineated.

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Authors: SARIGIANNIS D, JRC Ispra (IT);VOLTA G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Risk and Safety Forum 1995, ASME-PVP, Hawaii (US), July 23-27, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39001 ORA
Record Number: 199510733 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en