Title: The legal implementation of regional safety planning: taking into account the risk based regulation approach

Authors: Hansjorg Seiler

Addresses: Terrassenweg 31, CH-3110 Munsingen, Switzerland

Abstract: Risks are often interrelated, and one risk may effect another. Regional safety planning is therefore necessary, which should take into account all the risks in a given region and their interactions. Even if, in a purely technical or economic sense, there is a method for optimising the risk situation, it may be very difficult to find a solution which also fits legal and political conditions. Regional safety planning is not merely a technical or economic question, but a political and legal one, even if, of course, the technical and economic facts and constraint have to play an important role.

Keywords: regional safety planning; risk assessment; risk-based regulation; legal implementation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1996.025526

International Journal of Technology Management, 1996 Vol.12 No.4, pp.438 - 448

Available online: 22 May 2009 *

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