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Main Title Measurement of De Minimis Risk.
Author Chmelynski, H. J. ; Lehrman, D. ; Goldin, D. ; Beal, S. ;
CORP Author Faucett (Jack) Associates, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD. ;Cohen (S.) and Associates, McLean, VA.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number JACKFAU-84-311-3; EPA-68-02-3853;
Stock Number PB85-197325
Additional Subjects Risk ; Accident investigation ; National government ; Mortality ; Assessments ; Diseases ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Benefit cost analysis ; Occupational safety and health
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NTIS  PB85-197325 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 124p
Abstract
This study attempts to determine the existence of a 'de facto de minimis' threshold as it is revealed by examining government activity with respect to low-level risks that are clearly visible and accurately measured. The study was restricted to the examination of government activity because society's concerns are reflected in risk-management decisions made by the government sector. Risk which are accepted by individuals because of the associated benefits derived from accepting the risk were considered poor candidate for revealing the current level of 'de minimis'. This effectively eliminated from consideration most occupational risks, which are often accepted based on cost-benefit criteria.