Title: Editorial: Dealing with technical risks in a region

Authors: Adrian V. Gheorghe

Addresses: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania

Abstract: The ETH Polyproject on |Risk and Safety of Technical Systems| took the initiative to research various aspects related to regional risk assessment and safety management. This Editorial asks, What is integrated area risk assessment and safety management? It briefly considers how to define a region and the objectives and scope for an integrated regional risk assessment and safety management (IRRASM) study. The need for risk impact indicators for a region and for a comprehensive methodology on regional risk assessment are outlined, along with lessons to be learned from the Polyproject.

Keywords: regional risk assessment; safety management; IRRASM; environmental risks; technical risks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1996.028326

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1996 Vol.6 No.4/5/6, pp.349 - 358

Published online: 16 Sep 2009 *

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