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Document ID (ISN)44994
CIS number 85-2050
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kastenberg W.E., Solomon K.A.
Title On the use of confidence levels in risk management
Bibliographic information July 1985, Vol.10, Nos.2+3, special issue, p.263-278. 12 ref.
Abstract A framework for incorporating uncertainty in risk management is developed and applied to 2 aspects of decision making: meeting standards or safety goals and cost-benefit criteria. The framework is applied to several case studies and proposes that decisions be based on a level of confidence in addition to comparing best estimate or point values with standards or goals.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; harmful substances; nuclear power stations; hazard evaluation; civil engineering; safety analysis
Descriptors (secondary) USA; case study; mathematical models; statistical evaluation; theoretical analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Construction industry and civil engineering
Chemical industry
Power generation and distribution