HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RISK FOR LARGE-SCALE TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

An empirical study of historical trends in the risks sustained by participating populations for various large-scale technological systems is presented. Results are reported for three system categorizations: Natural Hazards, Man-Made Hazards, and Occupational Hazards. A new model for risk assessment is introduced that avoids the problems associated with assessing the value of a human life in risk-benefit decision making. The model treats risk terms of loss of life expectancy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Baldewicz, W
    • Haddock, G
    • Lee, Y
    • WHITLEY, R
    • Denny, V
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCLA-ENG-7485, NSF/RA/X-74/048
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-39416
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM