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ID (ISN) del documento109962
Número CIS 09-763
ISSN - Título de la serie 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Aven T.
Título Safety is the antonym of risk for some perspectives of risk
Información bibliográfica Aug. 2009, Vol.47, No.7, p.925-930. 31 ref.
Resumen Safety is closely related to risk, but does it extend beyond the realm of risk? Is safety just the antonym of risk, or the same as acceptable risk? This issue has been given due attention in the literature and in this paper explores how different perspectives of risk affect the relationship between safety and risk. If risk is defined as an expected value or as a measure of the probability and severity of adverse effects, the conclusions would be different than if the essential component of risk is uncertainty. For risk understood as uncertainty about and severity of the consequences of an activity, it is argued that safe means acceptable risk. Three dimensions of safety are discussed; events and their consequences, probability and uncertainty.
Descriptores (primarios) consciencia de seguridad; grandes riesgos; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) técnicas de seguridad; revisión bibliográfica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaNoruega
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Major hazards
Psychological factors