By Sally L. Benjamin, David A. Belluck
A realistic consultant to figuring out, handling and Reviewing Environmental chance evaluate reviews offers crew leaders and group contributors with a method for constructing the weather of threat evaluation right into a readable and helpful record. The authors think that winning administration of the danger evaluate crew is a key issue is caliber stories. management first clarifies the jobs of every player and the original technical elements in their respective disciplines. Teamwork is completed via an emphasis on universal language and tactics. Belluck and Benjamin discover a number of strategies for growing actual and necessary stories. An instance is Proactive hazard evaluation, which breaks a undertaking into discrete components to be added on an intervening time foundation. this technique, in keeping with iterative evaluation, vastly raises the opportunity of detecting error whereas they could nonetheless be corrected. The authors emphasize rigorous criteria during which reviews are audited, evaluated and critiqued. The objective is to create stories which are actual, worthwhile and, adaptable on an industry-wide foundation.
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For another, although environmental risk assessment will never achieve the rigor of pure science, it is a valuable and essential tool to lead to informed risk management decisions as society seeks to balance environmental safety against industrial growth and economic development. Risk assessment forms the technical underpinnings for risk management, a decision-making process by which society decides whether to accept or LA4111/ch01 Page 12 Wednesday, December 27, 2000 3:01 PM 12 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS reject risks posed by a site, activity, or facility.
Where lesser quality data are used, the reviewer must ensure that their limitations for use in the risk assessment, and all uncertainties associated with their use, are fully articulated. j. All Models to be Used in a Risk Assessment are Equal All models are not created equal. Some are useful for some situations and may not be suitable for others. Many models have never been fully evaluated to ensure that their outputs reasonably reflect reality. Any model used in a risk assessment should have a proven technical track record before it is accepted for a specific use.
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A Practical Guide to Understanding, Managing, and Reviewing Environmental Risk Assessment Reports by Sally L. Benjamin, David A. Belluck